Enhance blue eyes and make them stand out with complementary colors.
As with green eyes, complementary colors for blue can be found by looking at colors directly across from the color wheel. Colors to enhance blue eyes are those in the orange and yellow families. Think copper, rust, gold and such shades.
Just because complementary colors are recommended, doesn’t mean other colors are off limits. Those are simply colors that better contrast your eye color in color theory as they are furthest away. Blues, greens and purples can also look great on blue eyes, but are not complementary. Check out great products to make your blue eyes pop, but in the end wear whatever colors fit your style and you are comfortable in.
A few products to brighten blues…
Laura Mercier baked eyeshadow- this beautiful shade lasts all day and has a vibrant look. This hue works great alone or worked into a smokey eye. Finish the look with a brown eyeliner or black for a more dramatic effect.
Nars duo cream eyeshadow– if you want to try a monochromatic look, use this cream shadow on your blue eyes. This smooth shadow has an ocean blue shade and a turquoise one, which will give your eyes an icy look!
NYX eyeshadow– a glide-on texture at a great price. The shade is called “hot orange” and though it might look a bit eccentric, it can be used to create a beautiful sunset-look on your lids! Also check out “copper” and “rust”.
MAC pigment in “old gold”– this highly-pigmented loose color is one of my favorites! Lasts all day and the color is gorgeous and versatile. If you want a more intense hue, simply wet your brush a bit and apply the pigment. It’s very easy to blend, lasts all day, and gives a beautiful finish.
Stila eyeshadow trio in “Going green”– this trio will create a bright smokey eye look. The shades are vibrant and will enhance your blue eyes already there beauty.
MAC cremesheen glass in “Partial to pink”– this tinted lip gloss in a pretty pink hue will make a sweet and innocent look when paired with your blue eyes. Wear it when you want a dewy finish. Will look perfect in a minimal look, just apply a brown eyeliner, mascara a soft-peachy blush and finish with pretty pink lips.
Urban decay mini eye pencil set– this set includes: gold, eggplant, aquamarine, navy blue and deep brown. The colors are perfect options to enhance blue eyes.
Yves saint laurent duo shadow– these shadows are complementary to each other, and will add intensity to your eyes. The bright yellow and vibrant blue will make a nice colorful look.
MAC opulash mascara– add some drama to your blue eyes with a black mascara. Great used to complete a smokey eye effect, or when keeping it simple with an eyeliner-only look.
The balm down boy blush– let your blue eyes take center stage and try a minimalist look. Simply apply a pink blush like The Balm’s, curl your lashes and apply mascara and a nude lipstick or gloss. You will get a youthful and dewy appearance with this pretty look.
Use these colors and products to brighten your already beautiful blue eyes. Share your comments or your favorite tips for blue eyes below!