A few months back, I started using Latisse, the drug approved to make your eyelashes longer and thicker. I reported on it for a few weeks, but then dropped off — for which I apologize — and later quit using it. Why did I go through all the trouble of going to my dermatologist, spending hundreds of dollars on the product, and reporting on it to then just quit? I've got a bunch of reasons it didn't work for me, so if you'd like the lowdown from someone who went through the entire Latisse process, just keep on 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 Eye Shadow 101. The first installment was all about purple shadows for hazel/green eyes. Number two is dedicated to finding the best-suited eye shadows for all of you blue-eyed beauties. Whether you have more of a sky blue tone or a navy 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 number one. The goal of wearing eye makeup is to enhance and 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 makeup world).
If there’s one thing to remember when it comes to blue eyes it's this: avoid matching your eye shadow to your clothing or your eye color. If you have blue eyes, wearing blue eye shadow makes your eyes look duller — and complementing your clothing has been out since the '80s. Imagine if you were wearing red or black? Yikes!
To specifically make your blue eyes traffic stoppingly bold, I suggest colors such as: browns, grays, golds, rusty peaches, or plum colors. To see my product recommendations and reviews read more