Makeup is an art.
From prepping your skin, to color correcting, to camouflaging the flaws; everything needs intense consideration, care, and attention.
With makeup, you want to mask any imperfections you feel self-conscious about, and highlight your best features.
Once you have got the facial base done right, the next important step is eye makeup!
Generic Eye Makeup is a Catastrophe! – Choosing Makeup for Your Eyes
Eye makeup is far more advanced than just a kohl pencil, cat-eye liner, and some mascara.
If you have learned the art of highlighting and shadowing, you can alter the shape of your eyes! You can make them look bigger, wider, more open, and brighter.
You can add depth in your eye socket, and even create an elongated, more defined eye shape!
But, like everything else in this world, the same colors, same techniques, and same tools will not work on each single individual.
We all are blessed with varying eye shapes and colors, and good makeup artists knows their way around the color palette best suited for each individual eye shape and color.
It is pertinent that you value the eye shape and shade you are blessed with, and then educate yourself about the makeup that would highlight it the best possible way.
If you are just getting into makeup, or you already love makeup but just looking to enhance your makeup knowledge, here are a few suggestions to do your eye makeup according to your natural eye color.
You will notice a visible improvement in the overall look of your makeup, once your eye color makeup complements your natural eye color!
Eye Color Makeup for Brown Eyes
For centuries, brown eyes have been considered a symbol of mysterious magical powers.
Tons and tons of literature is dedicated solely to the beauty of chocolate-brown, or dark brown eyes.
It is also interesting to note that this is the eye color that should be considered a “universal receiver” when it comes to eye color combos.
From silvers, to bronzes, to golds, to blues, to green – everything looks great with natural brown eye color.
To highlight the beauty and brown-ess of your eyes in its full potential, we suggest you ditch the good ol’ black eyeliner, and go with a teal, electric blue, or emerald green shade.
These colors will create a flattering contrast on your eyes, and your eyes will become the focal point of attention!
This kit is an excellent example of makeup for brown eyes!
Eye Color Makeup for Hazel Eyes
Hazel eyes are a beautiful mixture of green and brown shades.
Your eyes can pull any of one of these colors stronger than the other at times, given the lighting and shades you use to frame them. Warm browns, taupes, and rusty shades works like a charm in defining hazel eyes.
Also, yellow based gold and shimmery bronze pull out the olive or hazel tone of your eyes!
For more of a dramatic effect, try lining your eyes with pearlescent pink shimmering eyeliners, rather than solid black. It will also make your eyes look brighter.
Eye Color Makeup for Green Eyes
All shades of purple work brilliantly for naturally green eyes.
From light mauves, to bright purples, to amethyst, to violet – all purple shades bring out the green.
Use cooler toned greys and taupe shades for defining your crease and socket areas, rather than the traditional browns.
Black also works like a charm for green eyes.
Bold, thick, cat-eye or dramatic rimmed kohl would be breathtakingly stunning on green eyes!
Eye Color Makeup for Blue Eyes
Blue eye color itself makes quite a bold statement, so further highlighting it with blues, purples, or greens would be a total disaster.
Wearing a blue shade on your blue eyes would basically blend everything together, rather than enhancing your natural eye color.
If you have blue eyes, you better lean towards champagnes, silvers, muted golds, pink, oranges and sunburnt shades.
Learn to do your makeup in soft gradients!
This technique works wonderfully for blue eyes.
Also, make sunset palette your jam.
From bright oranges, to peachy corals; all shades of orange really bring out the blue color of your eyes!
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