Woman with blue eyes

The right makeup should enhance the natural blue of your eyes, not overpower or deter from the color. Whether you are headed to work or a special night out, follow these simple makeup tips for blue eyes.

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women with blue eyes

Pick the right eyeshadow

For the office, stick with eyeshadow in brown, rose, terracotta and neutral shades. Embrace the idea of purple eyeshadow to really accentuate the color of your eyes. Lavender works for daytime, while deep plum is a wonderful option for evening. For a special night out, blue-eyed women also can try metallics (both silver and gold work well), turquoise and icy pink.

Go for the smoky look

For evening, dark blue mascara looks fabulous on blue eyes, especially when paired with smudged charcoal eyeliner. Try smoky eye makeup using charcoal gray or purple shadow.

"For blue eyes, choose dark blue (the dark blue tones can help to bring out the natural blue tones in your eyes), gray, silver, violet or lavender," says SheKnows beauty expert Nina Sutton. "For night time, blue combined with black is a great look. For eyeliner or mascara, try navy instead of black for a dramatic, yet less intense look," she says.

Wing it!

Cat-eye or winged eyeliner looks awesome with blue eyes. Winged liner puts all the focus on your baby blues, and looks terrific in any shade — from black to turquoise and violet to orange... yes, orange liner. A subtle, barely-winged look will work for everyday wear. But for special occasions, get dramatic with a thicker, more exaggerated line.

Tone down your lips

Emphasize your gorgeous blue eyes, whether they are pale blue or deep sapphire, by toning down your lip color. Pick a matte lipstick in a peachy brown shade or a pale pink. Bright or dark lip color will take the focus off your peepers. For your cheeks, add a light sweep of blush in a very natural hue.

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Comments on "Makeup tips for blue eyes"

Regan April 07, 2014 | 4:27 AM

I would say your makeup also depends on your hair color. The darker your hair with blue eyes, the lighter the eyeshadow and lips. I recently died my hair from brunett back to my natural color (ash blonde) and found that rosy pinks and oranges went well, while with my darker hair, more terracotta and neutral shades went better. Hope this helped!

Madison March 22, 2014 | 1:55 PM

lol this is opp of what you're supposed to do for blue eyes. Refer to your color wheel, complementary colors are attractive for blue eyes, THEY bring out the natural tones of the eye, not dark blue. How would blue bring out blue, no the opposing color makes blue appear brighter. Try oranges and start from there.

Cerys March 11, 2014 | 12:59 PM

I would say a blue and black winged eyeliner and a shadey brown over the top and some mascara X.

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