Makeup Tips for Your Eye Color

By: Abby T. and Anita Y.

Blue Eyes: Choose eyeshadow with contrasting colors. One great way to bring out the blue in your eyes is to use contrasting colors. This means choosing eyeshadows in neutral/earth tones, and warm colors. Use black eyeliner with care. Black might be too cool and overpowering for blue eyes, especially if you have light-colored hair or skin; however, if used correctly, it can bring out your eyes nicely.

Green Eyes: Try neutral browns for a daytime look. Go for warm, reddish browns or silvery browns, such as taupe. This is a great casual look. If you don’t like to wear red, try a reddish-brown instead. Try pinks, purples, and reds to bring out the green. Go for warmer, darker, or deeper pinks instead of lighter, cooler pinks. Don’t be afraid to use black mascara, but avoid using black eyeliner. Instead, go for charcoal, dark gray, or slate gray eyeliner. If you have more golden-green eyes, try smokey eyes with a twist. Stay with more of the red tones if you have true-green eyes.

Hazel Eyes: Using a dark brown eyeliner will help your eyes look darker and cover up the green if you don’t want any to show. Hazel eyes look beautiful with subtle green eyeshadow, which works to accent the green in your eyes. If you’re having trouble finding just the right green, you can layer green and brown eye shadow to create an earthy green color that looks perfectly with your eye color. Try to find a forest green palette with a wide range of colors so you can experiment with hues that bring out the best in your eye color.

Brown Eyes: Create a gold smoky eye. Instead of the traditional dark smoky eye, where brown eyes can get lost, you should try a gold smoky look, using light gold as a highlighter, deeper gold on your eyelid, and a dark or shimmery brown to contour your eye. Even a purple palate can do you good! Wear traditional black mascara instead of brown. Brown may blend in too much with your brown eyes. When it comes to eyeliner, you should try a deep emerald, purple, or even white. If white is too extreme, try a silver.