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Are you blessed with stunning, ocean eyes? With only 17% of people fortunate to have this stunning eye color, it’s time to discover how makeup can enhance this rare beauty trait.
Makeup tips for blue eyes aren’t as extensive as you may think. With such a captivating eye color, makeup serves as a side dish meant to enhance the main course.
Here’s how to pair makeup to blue eyes and a few expert tips to make them pop! In this article, you will learn:
- Eye makeup tips for blue eyes
- Lipstick colors for blue eyes
- How to choose a highlighter for blue eyes
- How to create a dramatic look that will accentuate your blue eyes
- What color not to wear
- TBOSC-approved makeup for blue-eyed beauties.
Eye Makeup for Blue Eyes
Almost any eyeshadow color will pair with blue eyes. But there are a few shades you may not even expect that will cause people to stop and stare.
The secret to glitz and glamour for gals with the most coveted eye color is in exploring the many shades of purple and smokey eyeshadow pigments.
Burgundy is an absolute showstopper. A balance of pink and plum, burgundy shadow will elevate any makeup look, putting your eyes center stage.
When choosing the best eyeshadow color for your eyes, you need to consider the color that is opposite on the color wheel to your eye color (at the bottom of the post is an amazing video that explains this concept).
If you have blue eyes then you would choose colors that contain orange tones. Think coppers, warm purples and pinks, and corals.
We love PYT Beauty's No BS Eyeshadow Palette containing gorgeous pink and copper tones, perfect for blue eyes.
Other incredible eyeshadow colors for blue eyes include:
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Lipstick for Blue Eyes
Blue eyes are most commonly found on fair skin with cool or warm undertones. Skin tone plays an important role in which lipstick you should reach for. Of course, makeup is makeup and if there is a color that inspires you, go for it.
Addressing your skin tone in comparison to lipstick shades just serves to give the look a more well-rounded and balanced appearance and keeps things from looking off.
The best lipstick shades for blue eyes include:
- The full spectrum of pink shades. From bright neon pink to soft pink, and every shade of raspberry in between–pink and blue are an ideal match.
- Soft nudes let blue eyes shines. Reach for a nude that has soft pink and peach undertones as opposed to brown, beige, or gold.
- Red lips with blue eyes to some is the pinnacle of modern beauty. Matching red lipstick is a little more complex so we’ve created a cheat sheet to help you find the perfect red lipstick for your skin tone.
Vapour Organic Beauty's Siren Lipsticks come in a variety of gorgeous pink shades, including Desire, Au Pair, Pur, Restraint, Possess, and Chere.
Tired of swatching? If you can’t seem to find the perfect lipstick match for blue eyes–make your own! Professional makeup artists are constantly blending lipstick to create the right shade. Simply use a lip brush, scrape a little of a few shades onto the back of your hand, blend, and apply!
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Highlighter for Blue Eyes
Makeup tips for blue eyes isn’t just about eye makeup. Anything you put on your face will either compete with or enhance your eye color, including highlighter.
Highlighters are mostly used to reflect light off of your face for a glowing effect. While pigment doesn’t play a huge role in highlighting, it can help your blue eyes shine!
- Look for icey or rose gold undertones.
- Whiter highlighters tend to have a frosty look that makes blue eyes glisten like ice. Alima Pure's Mineral Highlighter in Whisper is a lovely, icy pink.
- Rose gold is a romantic and whimsy combination with blue eyes that allow you to be bold without competing with your eye look. We love Rituel De Fille's Rare Light Crème Luminizer in Phosphene for its rose gold shimmer.
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Make Your Look Standout
Obviously, you’re not wearing burgundy eyeshadow and frost highlighter every day. Sometimes, a girl wants to stand out. So, how do you create a funky look that is stylish but also packs a little shock value?
Smokey eye makeup for blue eyes is all about the black and greys. Forget playing it safe with brown and purple. Those look great, too. But we’re going bigger and better. A dark smokey eyeshadow on bright blue eyes is only for the daring.
Layered blending or smoking the eyeshadow isn’t just about the upper lid. Carry the smoke down to the lower lid to provide an even more intense but chic look.
We love Lily Lilio's Smoke and Mirrors Palette for a stunning smokey eye.
Another tip is to use Terra-Cotta. This shade truly is a secret weapon for blue eyes. Whether it’s the shade of your eyeshadow, liner, bronzer, or lipstick–this burnt-orange shade was made for blue eyes.
Check out Alima Pure's Pearluster Eyeshadow in Camel for a muted brass shade that is perfect for blue eyes.
This video does an amazing job of explaining color theory in relation to makeup.
Surprising Makeup Tips for Blue Eyes
Some misleading makeup tips for blue eyes have led some innocent victims to stock up on blue eyeshadows and eyeliners.
Wearing blue makeup on blue eyes is like pouring artificially flavored syrup on top of fresh strawberries. The shades of blue within the makeup will distract from the blue in your eyes. Instead of making them appear bright, the blue makeup can dim your natural shine.
Makeup is fun. And to really know which shade works for you, you’ll have to play! Mix, match, and take a chance on color. With those blue eyes, you were meant to stand out.
Do you have any tips to share? Leave them in the comments so others can benefit!