Over the past few weeks we've been exploring various looks that make all the different eye colors pop, from blue-eyed to green-eyed to brown-eyed beauties. But what if your eye color is a combo of two or three of these shades, or your eye color looks as if it's completely changed depending on what it is you're wearing? In these cases, you have lots of options. Here are five palettes for inspiration.
NARS beauty expert Uzo shares the best eye shadow shades to pick to really make your eyes stand out whether you have brown, blue, green, or hazel eyes. Watch our video to hear her tips on which colors to go with this season and which colors to stay away from.
I haven't quite figured out why virtually applying beauty products online is so appealing, but considering I've just spent the past 20 minutes messing around with Pur Minerals' Pur Virtual Looks feature, it's apparent that my name is Bella and I have an addiction. Just select your eye color, and swipe on whatever shades you'd like for the lid, crease, and liner. Here, I attempted to re-create the palette from Derek Lam's Spring 2010 show. OK, so it's not entirely perfect since the brand doesn't have every hue under the sun, and there are no variations on the actual pupil colors . . . but if you feel like testing out a few shades without the commitment, get your computer's mouse ready to channel your inner makeup artist.
My friend always figures you can tell if a blonde is a "bottle blonde" if her eyes are dark in color. "It's just not natural for a blonde to have dark eyes," she'll say. While I am not studied in the many variables of genetics, is my friend's theory on track? Perhaps you're a raven-haired beauty with icy blues or you're always getting complimented for the way your red-haired tresses play up your hazel eyes. Whatever the case, help me settle this discussion with my pal once and for all. When it comes to the hair and eye colors that you were born with, what hues make you who you are?
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.
It seems to me that the majority of makeup wearers opt for the fairly standard hues of brown or black. Pretty, but a bit boring, nonetheless. For New Year's Eve I went bold with a bright blue liner, and this got me to thinking about the rainbow of colors available beyond traditional shades.
While reds, oranges, and yellows are often saved for the runway or high fashion/high drama looks, here are some tips on how to wear shades on the cooler end of the spectrum:
- Bold blue: We know that blue-based red lipsticks can help neutralize the yellow cast in teeth, and did you know that blue eyeliner can help make your eyes pop? Who wouldn't want a little twinkle, eh? Recently, I chose a deeper hue for a sophisticated look with a richer contrast, applying Wet 'n' Wild Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Deep Blue ($1.49) to the waterline of both my upper and lower lash lines. After smudging and setting with a navy shadow, I was off for evening cocktails. My friend said I looked well-rested. Wink wink.
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Welcome to my first installment of Eye Shadow Palettes To Enhance Your Eye Color. If you have light green or hazel eyes, then you know that purple shadows make them pop. I've tried at least a dozen shades recently, and what I've discovered is you really need more than just one color to make your hazel cat eyes glow. 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 four shades of just the right pinks, purples and sables to perfectly enhance your eyes. The lightest shade is the accent color that should go just beneath your brow-bone, the medium color purple goes across your lid and the darkest shade should be applied to the crease. Stay tuned for more palettes later this week to suit your eye color!
Beauty Addicts Eyeshadow Palette in Motivate, $34, is a collection of four beautiful and rich colors from the purple family; they are: heather, berry, plum and pale pink. The beauty of this palette is that you can skip the darker crease color for day (just use as a liner) and then add plum for a more dramatic effect at night.
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The makeup counters at department stores and the cosmetics aisle at Walgreens can be pretty overwhelming. It's super hard to know which colors to try and which ones go together. I thought I would try to help with this installment of Eyeshadow 101.
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).
So if you have blue eyes, you'd wear rust, coral, peach or grayish colors; if you have brown eyes, wear greens and bronzes, and if you have green/hazel (gold/yellowy) eyes, try wearing either greens, or deep purples, pinks, and rusty purples.
Next week we will cover product recommendations for blue eyes, to see product recommendations for greenish-hazel eyes, read more