I grew up in Northern Europe where having blue eyes and blonde hair isn’t that cool – after all we all have them. Well, most of us. It is said that only two percent of world’s population has these features but it seemed like they all gathered where I grew up. Eventually I moved down the map all the way to Eastern Mediterranean where I too can enjoy the status of exotic beauty and, believe it or not, blue eyes are rare here!
While I am still convinced that any eye color is beautiful I certainly can see some advantages that blue-eyed girls have. The main advantage is that blue eyes often behave like chameleons, changing the color depending on what makeup and clothes you are wearing. This is especially true for darker blue with a shade of grey or green. Most blue eyes aren’t clear blue and have this remarkable ability to turn green, grey or dark blue to match your makeup and clothes. This means that practically any color will look great on you, but let’s take a closer look at blue color palette to understand this color better.
When it comes to colors you can basically do three things – you can either
- match or blend,
- or contrast.
Most blue eyes are about this color (these are eyes of Kristen Wiig by the way):
As you see, it’s really a mixture of many colors that includes a lot of grey and some green. I used some advanced tools of this digital age to determine the closest possible color and here is what I got:
I think it’s close enough. If we were to match our makeup colors (eye shadows in particular) we would choose colors from this palette:
The color in first rectangle is actually exactly same as the rectangle above, however it appears lighter because of other darker colors around it. This demonstrate how illusive this eye color really is, it changes depending on lighting, makeup and clothes you are wearing. All these colors are very close to your natural eye color and will look great on you.
However, closely matching colors aren’t the only way to go. You can also complement your eye color with colors that are slightly further and still look fantastic. Purples or warm greens are good choice for blue-eyed beauties.
Finally, you can contrast. Contrasting colors tend to bring out your natural color even more. Here are some examples of contrasting colors for blue eyes makeup:
Khaki and browns
Any brown shade will emphasize your blue eyes. Gold and brown eye shadows will make a base for a stunning evening makeup for blue eyes.
Finally, plum color and entire palette of reddish colors
The colors above are best to use as eye shadow, but when it comes to mascara and eye liners keep in mind the following:
- If you would like to experiment with blue, purple or green mascara use it as a second layer over black. These colors cannot give your eyes proper definition and using them alone would be a mistake. Instead, apply a layer of black mascara, then apply a layer of blue, purple or green for cool effect.
- The rule above generally applies to eye liners as well. However you can rock a double line under your eyes where the line closest to your eye lashes is black, grey or brown and the second line is blue, purple or green.
- Experiment. Your eyes have a unique shade and your choices have to be unique. The best way to go about this is to purchase an eye shadow palette that includes many colors to choose from so you can mix and match to find what works best for you. In addition, eye shadows can be used as eye liner. If it gets messy apply grey or black eye pencil to form a base and a layer of eye shadows above using a brush.
- What you wear is more important than your hair color. I wouldn’t say hair color is completely irrelevant, however your clothes and your skin color are much more important for your makeup choices. Generally your hair color should be considered for your brow makeup as it shouldn’t be much darker than your current hair color.
Examples of makeup for blue eyes
Gold and light browns by WonderForest
Blue for blue by Obaz
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