Friday, September 14, 2012

How To: Compliment Your Eye Color

Finding the perfect eyeshadow to compliment your eye color involves a little bit of color theory using the color wheel. I promise you, it isn't as hard as it might sound! You don't need to be an art major to figure it out, I'll show you how!

In order to figure out what shade is going to compliment your eyes the best, locate the color of your eyes on the color wheel. Now directly across from your color is going to be the color that compliments your eyes the best. For example, I've got medium blue eyes. Directly across from my medium blue would be orange-brown. Easy peasy!

Blue Eyes

To compliment blue eyes, you're going to want to stick with shades of brown, gold, and orange-brown. Warmer shades would be preferred to offset the cool tones blue naturally has. Also, avoid using blues that are around the same shade as your eyes because this will make them look dull. As for mascara and eyeliner, stick to browns. This will help to really make blue eyes pop.

Green Eyes

This is the eye color I secretly wish I had! Green eyes look amazing paired with plum or violet. bronze, gold, and copper looks great too. You'll want to use warmer colors with green eyes. Avoid silver, white, or blue. Those colors tend to create a washed out look. For mascara and eyeliner, use brown or brown-black.

Brown Eyes

Brown eyed girls (and guys) have it easy. You can use pretty much any color you want! Blue, green, and purple look best with brown. Earth toned and cooler colors also work well with brown eyes. If you have light brown eyes with flecks of gold, using eyeshadow that has gold shimmer to it will really help bring out the gold in your eyes. Try to avoid brown. For mascara and eyeliner, use black.

Hazel Eyes

Deep green, lavender, and violet really make hazel eyes stand out. Pale pink and light purple look great as well. Pick shades that have yellow undertones. Also, gold will bring out the gold in your eyes. Black mascara and eyeliner work best, it really contrasts with hazel.

At the end of the day, makeup is makeup. Have fun with it! This guide is just to help you compliment your eye color. You can still branch outside of the colors I've suggested, I certainly do!

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