Fergie’s Fierce Orange Eye Shadow

If you subscribe to the rules that you can’t wear white after Labor Day and shouldn’t mix black and navy, then Fergie’s latest rule-breaking makeup look isn’t for you.

But more than a few makeup artists (including those who created the orange-y eyes on the models at Carolina Herrera’s spring fashion show…a sure sign that this trend is only going to get bigger!) have told me that they don’t believe in the rule that you should avoid putting orange on your eyes—in fact, they think it can look amazing—and we do too!

The 2011 Latina Beauty Awards

The Black Eyed Pea star proves it here. Her tequila sunrise shadow is strikingly pretty, and complements her bright blue eyes. The trick: embrace the hue (we like the gold-tinged shimmer of Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Mediteranee, $33, sephora.com). A too-subtle wash can make you seem a little sickly, while a bright, bold sweep of the color stands out and gives your whole face a warm glow that’s perfect for fall.  

In fact, why not try it for Thanksgiving?