Whether your eyes are brown, blue, green, gray, hazel, or something in between, they’re one of your most distinguishing features. Your eyes have their own unique shade, one that’s different from everyone else. So why not showcase your beautiful eye color as much as you can?
It’s easy to use makeup to make your eyes pop: just choose eyeliner and eyeshadow in a color that contrasts your eyes. Using a shade on the opposite side of the color wheel intensifies the color of your eyes, making them appear brighter and more pigmented. We’ll break it down by eye color below.
To really bring out the bright beauty of blue eyes, choose copper and gold eyeshadow and liner. Those warm metallics will pick up on the more subtle gold flashes in the iris, and will make the blue stand out in contrast. If you’re looking for a more neutral look, choose a champagne or light brown color.
Most colors look lovely with brown eyes, but to make them really stand out, choose midnight blue or amber shades for your eyeshadow and eyeliner, which will emphasize the lighter flecks in the eye. Other colors that play well with brown eyes include purple and cobalt. If you’re not comfortable using bright colors, just line your lids, and use a more neutral shade for eyeshadow.
The key with hazel eyes is playing up the green tones that aren’t immediately apparent. Using emerald green, gold and warm brown shades will help to do this. Bronze, olive green and deep plum will also help to make hazel eyes pop.
Want to make green eyes stand out? Use red makeup! If that’s too much (and it probably is), choose shares with red undertones, like bronze, amethyst and the deep red jewel tone of garnet. Just make sure that your makeup isn’t making your eyes look tired, as can happen with reddish colors. A little will go a long way.
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