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Best makeup for blue eyes

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.

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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!

Makeup tips for blue eyes

Blue eyes can be intensified with copper, peach, rust, and gold shadows.

At one point everyone had brown eyes but a genetic mutation caused the melanin produced in the iris to reduce, and caused the brown shade to lighten into blue. (http://www.livescience.com/health/080131-blue-eyes.html)  Blue is a beautiful color with calming effects, maybe because it reminds us of the ocean. There are many colors that can be used to accentuate and play up such a great feature!

Great eyeshadows & liners to intensify blue…

  • Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow – a dark purple shade with a bit of shimmer and a super silky texture. use this shade of purple instead of a black shadow when creating a smoky eye effect.
  • LORAC Color Me Couture Eye Shadow Palette– great palette to own. 5 complimentary shimmering shades including: enlighten (creamy pearl), style (gold pearl), luxe ( bronze pearl), jade (olive green & gold pearl), designer (black & gold pearl). This neutral palette has complimentary colors which will create great looks on blue eyes.
  • Urban Decay Metallic Glitter Eyeshadow – a lavender shade perfect to wear just on the eyelid around the tear duct and just below your lower lash line for a pretty yet subtle daytime look .
  • NYX Trio Eye Shadow– a classic trio of matte colors featuring white, grey, and black. blend colors for a smoky effect or grey on the crease alone compliments blue eyes nicely.
  • Urban Decay Three Piece Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Set-draw a thin line as you would eyeliner in either silver-grey, blue-teal, or dark purple.
  • Stila Smudge Pot Liner -in bronze or jade shimmer to best accentuate blue eyes. goes on silky smooth and a great replacement for pencil liner. smudge proof and stays on all day.
  • Urban Decay Metallic Glitter Eyeshadow -in midnight cowboy rides again a golden-bronze shade with gold and silver shimmer.
  • Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow -in freakshow, a rich-deep purple shade or honey, a creamy neutral shade.
  • NYX Glitter Cream eyeshadow -in royal violets. a nice palette of colors including a shimmering lilac, soft and deep purple, gold, and grayish-black.
  • DuWop Crush Eye Shadow -3 velvet-like colors in gold, copper, and bronze. soft and easy to apply as shadow yet dense enough to use as a liner also.
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes -water and fade proof pencil eyeliner available in a variety of colors!

A few more products that work well with blue eyes…

Accentuate blue eyes with these makeup tips 🙂

  • Try white eyeliner or a shimmering silver one on your lower lash line to open eyes rather than black liner which makes eyes appear smaller.
  • Blue eyeshadow doesn’t do much to play up your eyes so use with caution. Frost icy blue looks nice just on your lid, on the tear duct and below your lash line.
  • Use brown mascara for a softer look and black mascara for a more dramatic effect.
  • Dark green, navy blue, deep purple, or grey eyeliner also looks great around blue eyes.
  • Keep the rest of your makeup minimal to draw attention to those blue peepers.
  • Soft pink and peachy eye shadows blend well with blue eyes.
  • Try grey eyeshadow instead of black for a more subtle smoky eye look.
  • Purple shades look beautiful on blue eyes, as well as teal.

    Got any tips you’d like to share?