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Makeup tips for blue eyes

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

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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 colour of your eyes. Lavender works for daytime, while deep plum is a wonderful option for evening. For a special night out, blue-eyed women can also 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 grey 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), grey, silver, violet or lavender,” says SheKnows beauty expert Nina Sutton. “For nighttime, 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 on 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 colour. Pick a matte lipstick in a peachy brown shade or a pale pink. Bright or dark lip colour 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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