Tips on Blue Eyes Makeup
Blue eyes are considered to be one of the most beautiful and sought-after eye colors. They’re bright, colorful, and reminiscent of gorgeous elements of nature, such as the ocean and the sky.
Blue eyes are impressive all on their own without any makeup at all. However, it is easy for them to get overshadowed by your makeup and appear washed out, dull, or faded. Fortunately, there are several ways you can use your makeup to your advantage to accentuate and enhance the appearance of your blue eyes and make them pop.
1. Use the Right Eyeshadow Colors
Using the right eyeshadow colors is one of the most important and easiest ways to enhance your blue eyes and help them stand out against a backdrop of makeup that complements them rather than clashes with them.
Eyeshadows within the brown color family look great with blue eyes. Golden, copper, peachy, and orange shadows are excellent additions to the everyday eye makeup routine of a blue-eyed beauty. The warmth present in these colors helps sharpen the appearance of blue eyes.
Plus, these hues help bring out the warm golden flecks that are often present within blue eyes but can easily get lost within the abyss of blue iris. Some high-quality, pigmented eyeshadows in these colors are Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles in Surface of the Sun, a true shimmery satin gold, and Wine, a metallic shade of peachy copper.
Purple is another complementary eyeshadow color for blue eyes. From lavender to plum, all shades of purple can be used to enhance blue eyes. The coolness and calmness of the hue combined with its blue undertones helps blue eyes appear even bluer and brighter against the purple shadow. Several beautiful shades of purple eyeshadow can be found within the collection of Urban Decay Eyeshadow .
Some great purple shades within this collection are Tonic, a shimmery lilac with a blue shift, and Dive Bar, a darker blue-purple color with a purple-pink shift.
2. Stay Away From Blue
Many people with blue eyes think that it is complementary to pair their blue eyes with blue eye makeup. Surprisingly enough, the opposite is true. While matching is usually a safe bet in the beauty world, this rule doesn’t hold true for matching blue eyes with blue eyeshadow or eyeliner. In fact, blue eye makeup does not enhance blue eyes at all. Instead, it washes out the color of the blue eyes and causes them to appear less blue when compared with the bright blue makeup.
However, many blue-eyed beauties find themselves too attached to their blue eyeshadow or liner to remove it from their makeup collection completely despite these warning. If you relate to this dilemma, try switching your pale blue or turquoise eye makeup shades with navy instead. Darker blue hues provide less nasty competition for your blue eyes and are more likely to enhance the blue color in your eyes rather than cause it to look faded.
A great navy blue eyeshadow is Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Evidence, a true navy blue with a hint of shimmer. As for dark blue eyeliner to pair with blue eyes, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Midnight, a deep navy blue, is a perfect choice.
3. Keep Your Makeup Simple
As discussed earlier in this post, it is easy for eye makeup to overpower blue eyes. Blue eyes are brilliant on their own and add a pop of natural color and brightness to your appearance. An excessive or overdone makeup application can counteract the brightness and color that blue eyes bring to your face and cause your eyes and skin to appear washed out.
A simple eye makeup application allows the natural beauty of your blue eyes to shine and does not try to overpower them. Instead of using brightly colored or dramatic eyeshadows and dark or thick eyeliner, tone everything down instead. Apply your eyeliner in a thin line and dust on lighter-colored eyeshadows. Your beautiful blue eyes will thank you for allowing their natural beauty to take the stage and preventing your eye makeup from stealing the show.
4. Don’t Forget to Highlight
Blue eyes can benefit extensively from highlighting. Subtle highlighting around your eyes can create a frame for your eyes that sufficiently enhances them without using dark eyeliner. Highlighting can also help brighten blue eyes and prevent them from appearing too icy or cool.
To make your blue eyes pop, apply a highlighter across your brow bones just under your eyebrows and within the inner corners of your eyes to create a natural glow that brightens and accentuates your blue eyes. Make sure that the highlighter you use is shimmery, not glittery, in order to prevent your eye highlighting from looking unnatural or too severe. Furthermore, you should opt for a neutral champagne or pearl highlighter shade rather than a pinky or gold hue in order to create a more natural look that blends into the appearance of your skin.
5. Nix Bottom Eyeliner
The most stunning thing about blue eyes is that they remind everyone who sees them of the beauty and awe-striking nature of water and sky. Because of this reality, the size of blue eyes is an important element of their beauty. Large, wide blue eyes are much more connected to the giant abyss of the seas and the sky than smaller blue eyes. Bigger blue eyes also appear brighter and their blue hue is more obvious. However, not everyone is naturally born with big blue eyes. Fortunately, you can easily create an illusion that causes your blue eyes to appear much bigger than they really are.
Simply stop wearing eyeliner on the bottom of your eyes; wear it only on your top lash line and on the upper rim of your eye instead. Many people believe that not wearing bottom eyeliner can cause your eyes to disappear within your face without a frame to make them stand out. However, blue eyes usually do not suffer from this problem when they are not paired with bottom eyeliner because their color intensifies their appearance without help. Failing to swipe on bottom eyeliner during your daily makeup application can cause your blue eyes to seem larger, brighter, and more open.
Blue eyes are stunning, no matter what. They are a gorgeous color for eyes and any beauty out there with blue eyes is lucky to have them. However, by using the tips mentioned above, you can enhance your blue eyes using only your eye makeup in order to cause them to appear bigger, brighter, and even more beautiful than they naturally are.
And here are some great blue eyes makeup ideas, hope you love these ideas, and please tell us which one you love to try.
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