If you’ve got blue eyes or want to wear blue contact lenses, a good option to make your eyes look electric is to pair them with natural makeup.
Want to know how the Pros do it? In this post, I connected with a few beauty experts and asked them to share with me their best tips.
The best way to make blue eyes pop with natural makeup is to use warm undertone eyeshadows and brown eyeliner on your upper tightline. Add a soft line on your upper eyelid just along the eyelashes then finish by curling your lashes and apply a brown or black mascara.
Use Complementary Eyeshadow Colors
Alyssia Chang, a seasoned makeup artist of over 12 years and founder of Prevail Beauty, suggests that the easiest way to get blue eyes to “pop” is to use complementary color shades near the eye. The direct complementary color for blue is orange, but that doesn’t mean that you have to use a bright orange color to get the enhanced color effect!
Color theory is what creates this illusion. Anything with a warm undertone will make the blue color stand out because all the tones around the direct color orange are complimentary on a color wheel.
Use a sheer amount of eyeshadow on the eyelid such as pink, rose, or deeper golds. Apply any of these tones in a luster or shimmer eyeshadow finish and apply a thin amount using your ring finger in the inner tear duct eye area.
Laura Chawke from Makeup Scholar adds that you can try to go for eyeshadows in a brown shade that has an orange undertone. Red and yellow undertone shadows can also work really well.
Match Eyeshadow to Cheek Bone Contour Shade
If you’re having trouble choosing the right shade, Laura suggests choosing a shade that is the same or similar to your cheekbone contour shade. A paler warm brown shade with an orange-red undertone is ideal for making blue eyes pop! Apply to the crease of your eye with a fluffy blending brush and on your lower lid close to the lashes. Blend well to ensure no harsh lines.
Use Brown Liner and Black Mascara
Eyeliner can also make your eyes pop, but black liner can be too dramatic for a natural look. Try a brown liner in your upper tightline, and add a subtle soft line on your upper eyelid just along the eyelashes. Finish off the natural look with a light coating of your favorite black or brown mascara!
How To Do Natural Makeup with Blue Eyes (Step By Step)
Let’s put the above tips together and create a natural makeup look that can make your blue eyes stand out!
Kryz Uy, a beauty expert from the Philippines, shares her 4-step guide below for wearing natural makeup with blue eyes. She has good experience doing natural makeup look while wearing blue contact lenses. She has also been featured in numerous glossies all over the globe and is currently ranked among the top bloggers in the Philippines.
Step 1 – Apply Concealer Under Your Eyes
Blue eyes can easily be drowned out by dark undereye circles, so it’s essential to note that if you are opting for a natural look, you want the focus on covering your dark circles.
If you need light coverage, dot concealer along your undereye, then blend it using a makeup sponge or your fingers.
If you have dark circles, apply a layer of concealer by drawing an inverted triangle shape under your eye. Take note that the point of the triangle should level with the apples of your cheeks. Blend using a makeup sponge or your fingers, and make sure it blends into your face makeup up until the corners of your eye.
Step 2 – Choose Beige or Gold Eyeshadow
The key is to compliment blue eyes with warm color tones. For a natural look, it’s always best to pick light neutral eyeshadow colors such as beige or a tinge of light gold eyeshadow or any earthy neutral tones.
Once you have a chosen color, start by blending it lightly over your eyelid using an eyeshadow brush. Apply enough to contrast your blue eyes and not too much that it gets too noticeable from a distance.
Step 3 – Highlight the Corners of Your Eyes
Adding some shimmer will help with making your blue eyes look bigger and brighter. You can use either a pencil eyeliner, powder, liquid eyeshadow, or a highlighter. Remember that you just need a very light and shimmery color.
Swiftly dab the color gently on each inner corner, then blend using a small brush or your fingers. For a more natural look, always go for white or ivory for light skin, while rose gold fits best for darker skin. Use minimal amount and blend well.
Step 4 – Curl your eyelashes
Curling your eyelashes will make your eyes appear more extensive and more open. Simply line up your eyelash curler, then hold it close for about 10-15 seconds. Take note to curl your lashes before applying mascara in order not to have mascara stick to your eyelash curler.