Blue eyes are very distinct and striking; they create a beautiful definition to the face. The fact that this particular eye color is rare makes it special and paring it with stunning shades of eye shadow further makes it more extraordinarily beautiful. It has the ability to sparkle more when a good swipe of color is used. So, if you want to know how to accentuate your gorgeous blue eyes and intensify its appearance with the right shade of eye shadow, this is your go-to guide.
Step 1: Choosing the Right Eye Shadow Shade.
Blue eyes stand out without much effort but picking the right colors can brighten it and put more attention on it. Blue eyes come in different hue and there are different shades that complement each category. Some shades are also recommended based on the occasion or your preference.
- If you have light blue eyes, you might want to consider using neutral colors like rich brown, bronze, orange or gold to create a smoky look. This will create a contraction against the brightness of the eyes, making it irresistible.
- To increase the intensity of blue eye, select tones that are matching like turquoise, blue, silver or grey.
- If you want natural eye shadow look, opt for soft shade of brown or beige in the shade of your complexion
- If you want to pull off a feminine, chic look, you can opt for a warm pink shade like coral. It will without doubt do the job perfectly.
- If you want to accentuate your blue eyes and make it eye-catching, you can choose a warm purple color in amethyst, emerald, royal purple or cool lilac.
- Remember to put your skin tone into consideration when choosing a shadow shade. You may want to use shades with orange undertone if you have warmer complexion. Brown or true gold shades may be more suitable if you have cooler tone.
Step 2: Prep Your Eyes.
After selecting the eye shadow shade that you find suitable, the next step is to prime the skin around your eyes. It is important to prime the skin around your eyes before applying your eye shadow as it would make the eye shadow stay longer than expected and it would also prevent it from smudging. You can also dab in a little amount of concealer to hide red patches and any discoloration.
Step 3: Apply Eye shadow.
- Making use of a flat eye shadow brush, apply a warm, neutral matte base from your pallet on your eyelid and be sure to blend it up to your crease.
- Buff the darker tone to your lid, starting from the outer corner of your eyes to your crease; just above the matte base, you applied earlier. Follow the contour of your eyeball to achieve this.
- Using a clean brush, blend in the color properly by using a back-and-forth movement. This would result in a seamless transition.
Step 4: Highlight for Extra Pop.
Apply a cream based or pencil highlighter that is slightly pink-colored on the inner corner of your eyes to make them look bigger and the color, brighter. Choosing a slightly pink-colored highlighter makes the look more natural. Light-toned neutral shades from your pallet can also serve as a highlighter.
Step 5: Finishing Touches.
You might want to consider using brown or navy blue mascara on your lashes as it will contrast better with your eyes. Using two coats of mascara gently swipe it on your upper lashes. Also apply one coat to your lower lashes.