By now, you probably know that based on the color wheel, there are certain eye shadows that make each eye color pop. Purple, for instance, is great for green-eyed girls, while bronze looks lovely on those with blue eyes. Brown-eyed beauties, however, are the luckiest of the bunch, as most shades look great on them. But there are other makeup shades that can give you a distinctive glow, too. Let's step away from the traditional shadow route right now and look at other ways that makeup can make your eye color stand out. Check out my tips when you read more.
There are many factors that go into choosing the right eyeglass frames. You can look to your face shape, skin tone, hair color, and of course — personality. Like I've said before, there is no magic formula. But if you're looking for some help in choosing your frames, you've come to the right place. Much like there are eye palettes to enhance your eye color, you could try employing the same technique with your glasses, choosing either a complementary or coordinating color to make your lovely eyes stand out even more. It's a fun option, considering you can always keep the old standard black, tortoise, or wire frames as well. To see some suggestions, with help from LensCrafters, just keep reading.
Earlier this week I gave you the scoop on how to achieve Hayden Panettiere's Emmy look straight from Amy Oresman, who was responsible for the young star's eye-popping makeup. While we were at it, she shared some tips on how to make the most of your eye color. So if you've ever wondered which shades will make your eyes stand out, read on.
For green eyes: Use a warm, pink, or rose tone on the crease and underneath the eye. "That makes sparkling green eyes shine even brighter," Oresman says. She likes Neutrogena's Nourishing Eye Duo in Fairy Dust ($8.79) eye shadow.
For blue eyes: To make blue eyes sizzle, use warm bronze tones. (This cheapie quad is a great example.)
For brown eyes: "Brown-eyed babes have it made, because any warm tone works to enhance their beguiling dark eyes," Oresman says. To create a dramatic contrast against the color of the pupil and the whiteness of the eye, line the waterline of the eyes with eyeliner. (Here's how.)
After consulting with many makeup mavens and experts, I've discovered that it takes more than just one color to make blue eyes bold. The perfect palette is hard to come by, but I've found a few that get the job done well. Each of these include three to five shades of just the right blue hues to perfectly enhance your eyes.
The lightest neutral shade is the accent color that should go just beneath your brow-bone, the medium color should be swept all over your lid and the darkest gets applied to the crease.
Pop Beauty Eye Cake in Blue Eyes, $19, is a gorgeous palette consisting of five different colors designed to bring out the pop in your blue eyes. The colors are smooth in texture and rich in pigment and will draw oodles of attention to your eyes. Consider yourself warned baby!
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Welcome back to Eyeshadow 101. The first installment was all about purple shadows for hazel/green eyes. #2 is dedicated to finding the best suited eyeshadows for all of you blue eyed beauties. Whether you have more of a sky blue tone or an oceany navy-green darker eye color; men will melt when they catch a glimpse of your baby blues.
Let's begin with a short reiteration of the basics from installment #1. The goal of wearing eye make-up is to enhance/bring attention to your eyes. The rule of thumb is to wear the opposite color eye shadow of your eyes on the color wheel so that your eyes really stand out (or POP as they say in the make-up world).
If there’s one thing to remember when it comes to blue eyes it's this: Never match your eyeshadow to your clothing or your eye color! If you have blue eyes, wearing blue eyeshadow makes your eyes look duller - and complementing your clothing has been out since the 80’s. Imagine if you were wearing red or black? YIKES!
To specifically make your blue eyes traffic stoppingly bold, I suggest colors such as: browns, greys, golds, rusty peaches or plum colors. Right now the look is more of a bold eye as opposed to the old muted "Bobbi Brown" natural eye, so have fun and play with your make-up as you would with any other accessory.
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