Your eyes are the window to your soul, and why not make that window beautiful with curtains and the occasional glitter or sparkle? Many people say the first thing they notice about a person is their eyes, so yours need to make a huge impression! Sometimes it’s hard to know what shadows or liners help enhance your look, rather than hide your peepers. Whether your eyes are blue, brown, or green, The Planet Beauty Blogger has tips, suggestions and helpful hints to help you take your look from everyday lovely to nighttime siren!
Brown and hazel eyes are some of the easiest eye colors to play up, because most shadows are complimentary next to them. You can choose colors based on what works best with your outfit, and almost never go wrong. Purple date night dress? Choose a purple shade in the same family. Looking for a neutral look for a lunch with your girlfriends? Try something with a chocolate hue. To get the perfect natural eye, grab Too Faced’s Natural Eye palette, and pick one of the handy dandy cards to create the look that suits your needs—whether it’s a classic look for work, sultry look for a date or fashion for girl’s night out, Too Faced has you covered! Follow with a dark brown liner, like Smashbox’s Limitless Waterproof liner in “Indigo Ink” to create definition and enhance the brown tones in your eyes. To really demand attention in your eyes, line your inner waterline and finish with lengthening mascara.
Blue eyed beauties need colors around their eyes to make their iris stand out- and what’s opposite blue on the color wheel? Shades of orange! While we don’t expect you to go out and buy pumpkin colored shadow, there are colors within that scope that you can apply to make your blue eyes irresistible. When selecting eye shadow shades, consider your skin tone and hair color as well as the actual blue shade of your eyes. What may look great on a sea blue-eyed beauty with dark brown hair will look completely different on someone who is blonde with baby blues. Most neutral shades, such as taupe and champagne, look excellent with blue eyes and work well for a natural look. Tans and browns can flatter the shape and shade of your eyes without overpowering your hair or other features, and most brown shadow shades are very pleasing colors for blue eyes. Try playing around with different warm shades like peach, copper, chocolate, and rust to enhance your blue. Line with a dark brown color, try Smashbox’s Limitless Waterproof liner in “Java” or “Golden Ivy” to add a smoldering stare.
Yes, most neutral shades look just as gorgeous with green eyes as with any other eye colors. But if you really want to make your green eyes pop, frame them with a shade from the purple family for maximum color effect! Purple is a head turner, so wear it when you really want to make a statement. Try Stila Eye shadow in “Cassis” in the crease, with a lighter lavender on the lid, like Stila’s “Mambo” (which looks beauteous alone for a less intense look!) Another way to play up the color is to try a sparkly shade, like Too Faced Exotic Color Intense Shadow in Violet Femme. Finish with a charcoal grey liner, either Smashbox’s Limitless Waterproof liner in “Smoke,” or Bare Minerals Big and Bright liner in “Charcoal.” (A MUST have product for this blogger!)
The best way to make your look last all night is to start with a primer. Always a favorite of this blogger and Beauty Buffs alike is the Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer. A small amount spread on your lids prior to shadow helps your look stay from coffee to cocktails (and beyond!) Always remember to blend your shadows so the colors don’t form a clear line. You can always find a favorite color and add a darker shade in the same family to create a smoky look, or downplay liners to create a more natural look. Do what looks best for you, and always own your look!
Allie Kelley has been a Planet Beauty Buff for four years and has a Bachelor’s degree in English. She enjoys painting her nails, trolling Pinterest for new trends, and has an obsession with lip gloss.