I slick the sides with hairspray and give the top lots of volume. The easiest way for me to accomplish this is to section the side and top into 3 parts. I adjust the volume on top with a comb and just pull it out of the pony gently. Then I tighten the hair band when I have it just how I want. Adding twisties or braids is a fun change up too!
Today I went for a smoke dark eye. I gave the outer areas of my eye most of the contouring and definition. A double coat of mascara does the trick to contrast with color I used and makes lashes stand out more. I absolutely love orangey-red lips for any occasion. Today, I was feeling dramatic and wanted to add the bright color with the smokey eyes.
Tip: a cream base under a powder is the key to a long lasting look.
MAC Paint Pots, Maybelline Color Tattoo, or Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencils all work really well. The same can be true for your lipstick as well. I like to seal mine with a little eye shadow for a clean matte finish.
Have a great day!