9th July, 2012 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
Women with blue eyes tend to think the only color of eye shadow they can wear is blue. But that’s not so. There are other colors that will make your eyes sparkle and shine. It’s also important to remember that all blues are not created equal.
The same can be said about blue eyes. Some brides have crystal clear baby blue eyes while other brides have gray-blue eyes or deep, dark, almost navy blue eyes. And that is what determines what eye makeup colors look best on you.
If you have light blue eyes, soft blues, grays, silver and pastel pinks will be your most complementary eye colors. Those with gray-blue eyes will achieve better results with grays, silver, and medium to darker blues. Some greens can also work-you’ll just need to experiment with them to see which shades work for you.
For eyes that are deep, dark blue, you have a bit more of a variety from which to choose. Darker shades of blue and green, grays, charcoal and even dark browns look good on women with dark blue eyes.
No matter what shade of blue your eyes are, though, remember to blend the different shades you use; lightest shades at from crease to brow and darker shades from lash line to crease.
If you want to opt for dramatic eye makeup here are step by step instructions on how to achieve smokey eyes:
1: Apply a turquoise eye shadow on entire lid. Blend out with your fingers. After applying a strong blue (“electric blue”) shade where the turquoise color stops – at the top of the eyelid. Blend this into the turquoise color.
2: Apply with a thin brush, the same strong blue shadow under the lower lashes. You can also use a metallic blue eyeliner. Blend gently. Apply finally a silver metallic eyeshadow or highlighter on the top of the eyelid and just below the brow and in her eyes. If you want to create a more “open” effect you can apply a white or silver eyeliner on the wet edge.
As for the rest of your makeup….
- Most blue eyed women can use white eyeliner with smashing success.
- Light blue eyes will need to use brown mascara (and brown liner if you don’t use white).
- Gray and dark blue eyes will use black mascara (and liner if white isn’t used).
- Pink or peach shades of cream blush; blended carefully and used sparingly.
- Concealer and foundation in an oil-free formula and in a shade that matches your skin tone flawlessly.
- Translucent face powder (loose or pressed) with a shine control to make sure your pictures show you in the best light.
You most likely know what colors work best for you-your wedding day shouldn’t be an exception. As a matter of fact, you may not even add anything to your daily makeup routine-many brides don’t. So go with what you know and you’ll be as radiant as a bride can be.