Eyes are often acknowledged as the ‘mirror of the soul’ of a person. They hardly express anything other than the true feelings of an individual. Obviously, whenever you meet a person, the first thing that he looks at is your eyes. Though guys cannot do much about their eyes, the same does not hold true for girls.
It doesn’t matter if the color is sparkling like the ocean or dark as a stormy sky, blue eyes always have the potential to look dazzling. The key is to use eye makeup tips that help bring the eyes out, not drown them in cosmetics.
No matter the genetics, you should always avoid using any shadow that matches your eye color. You can use a hue that’s a lighter or darker than your eye color to make the eyes stand out, but using the exact same tone dulls the sparkle effect.
Eyes Makeup for Blue Eyes
When you read about makeup tips for blue eyes you often find that they’re geared towards one color of blue. The truth is that there many different shades of blue and knowing which color your eyes are can go a long way in helping to determine which eyeshadow work for you.
How do you define the color? Read the different levels of blue color below. They will help you define your own personal blue. Then try out the eyeshadow suggestions. You’ll find that you can create anything from a natural makeup look to gorgeous smokey just by using the right shades.
Now, I wouldn’t give you makeup tips for blue eyes without giving you tips to apply them. If you’re already comfortable with your application you don’t need to read on. But if you think you might like some guidelines to help you, keep reading.
Eye Makeup Tips For Blue Eyes
- First of all, you need to cover your eyelids with a white cream base coat eye-shadow. For the purpose, make use of your fingertip and not a brush.
- Pick any color in a powdered eye-shadow, with three different shades i.e. dark, medium and light.
- Take the dark shade of eye-shadow and brush it into the crease of the eyelid. The eye-shadow should spread to the skin above and below the crease.
- Now, use the medium shade of eye-shadow and dab it on the center of the eyelid.
- With the help of the eye-shadow brush, extend the color across the entire lid, making sure to blend it at the point it meets the dark shade.
- Finally, use the light shade of eye-shadow and apply it under your brow.
- With the help of the brush, extend it downward, so as to blend it with the other two shadows.
- Take a soft eye pencil and draw a line above the upper eyelashes and below the lower ones.
- With the help of a pencil sponge, rub over the line very gently. This will smudge the liner a bit and give your eyes a soft look.
- Finally, apply mascara, of a shade that is consistent with the color of your hair and eyebrows. Usually, medium or dark brown mascara is the best.
Colors To Avoid
There are several colors that seem like perfect matches for blue-eyed folk, which in reality don’t work best for blue eyes. But, don’t count them out completely. If they work for you, I say go for it!
Blue: Blue often competes for attention with the natural blue of the eye, and so distracts from the eyes, which should be the center of attention.
Brown: Brown eye shadow, although it seems the natural opposite of blue eye shadow, tends to clash with blue eyes and make them appear duller. This may be because the warm brown tones are in opposition to the cool blue tones. Instead of reinforcing the blue of the eye, the brown draws attention away from the eye.
Gold: Gold clashes with blue as well, for the same reason brown does, though if you have tan skin you could possibly make it work. As an alternative, silver works well because it is a cool tone which draws out the blue, and it can add the same attention-grabbing shimmer as gold.