No matter what color your eyes may be, there’s probably a song about it. Crosby, Stills, and Nash harmonized about “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes” in the 70’s while the Axl Rose sang about “eyes of the bluest skies” in “Sweet Child O’ Mine” in the 90’s. Van Morrison paid his tribute to a “Brown Eyed Girl” in a song of the same name in the 1960’s and Crystal Gayle did double duty with her 70’s mega-hit “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue?” Sugarloaf gave us the funky “Green Eyed Lady” and Kelly Clarkson gave hazel eyes some love in “Behind Those Hazel Eyes.” If for every eye color there is a song, well there too is an ideal make up for every eye color. So green, blue, hazel, or other, these eye makeup tips have it covered.
If you are a green eyed lady, like Rhianna, violet and plum shades are your best bets. However, you have a wide range of other hues to choose from, including deeper purples, mauves, and greens for a fall or winter look, peach or apricot for a spring blush or gold, bronze and copper for a sun- kissed effect. Lilacs and medium pinks are also good for a more subdued look. When highlighting the brow bone, avoid white, which will do nothing for your peepers; instead try apricot, taupe, or peach.
If you’re a brown eyed girl, congratulations. Your eye color is the easiest to complement, so you can get away with colors that might look garish on other girls. Go for purple, pinks, and blues for some added brightness or more neutral grays and greens. Golds and browns are great earthy options for you. You can also pull off a bright blue, which may be challenging for those with lighter colored eyes, so take advantage. Cooler tones make brown eyes pop.
Blue or Gray
The blue or gray-eyed are best advised to use shades that are slightly darker in tone than your natural eye color. Try contrasting shades of brown rose and violet. Soft peaches, lavender, lilac and fuchsia are great standout options, while golds, warm taupes, and rich browns will work for a more understated effect.
Hazel- eyed girls have a range of fun options! You can go for lavenders, deep greens and shades with ochre undertones. Gold -based shadows will create a cat -eye effect by bringing out those golden flecks, and brighter green shades will bring out the intensity in the green flecks. Try experimenting with different color intensities or use a combination. For example, you can try three different shades of purple to bring out blue specks, or if you just want to play up the brown base, use shades of natural browns.
If you have pool or flecks other than your dominant eye color, decide which color you are trying to emphasize. For example, if you have green eyes flecked with brown, you can choose colors which accentuate only free eyes or only brown. Avoid trying to bring out both colors, as this may have the effect of neutralizing both rather than accentuating either.
Brown, blue, hazel, and gray- it’s all about drawing attention! Bring out your best this season and keep batting those lashes. What’s your fave makeup combo for your eyes? Let us know!