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Makeup Tips And Ideas For Blue Eyes

Updated on April 5, 2015

Make up tips for Blue Eyes

You know the most basic rule of make up artistry is to enhance the positive. If you have blue eyes, you've got two really big positives. Blue eyes are very attractive. Bright and light blue eyes seem to glow with a light of their own. Grayish blue eyes are mysterious and dramatic looking. Dark blue eyes have a way of surprising and mesmerizing people when they get close enough to realize they are blue. Whatever your shade of blue, the right colors, products and techniques will help bring them out so they can look positively ethereal.

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Best Colors for Blue-Eyed People

Because of the unique color of your eyes, there are certain color eye shadows that will be more flattering, and others that will be less than flattering. A lot also can depend on the shade of blue your eyes are (very gray eyes vs. aquamarine, for example), as well as your own complexion.

Ironically, the color you should avoid the most is blue. At least, stay away from light to bright shades of blue, which tend to be overbearing.

Let's consider some colors that are good for you to try:

Try These Colors On for Size:

Neutral Browns
They look natural and don't compete; they are especially good for bright or lighter blues.
If your blue eyes are on the gray side, use gray eye shadow for a beautiful smoldering look. This also includes shades of almost white and silver.
Shades of purple have a way of bringing out blue-green eyes even more. Any shade of purple works with any shade of blue, though.
Orange is on the opposite side of the color wheel and is the single most complementary color to make your blue eyes stand out. Any outright orange shades, or shades tinted with orange hues (like copper, bronze and terracotta) will flatter your eyes.
For an evening, dramatic look, black can really rock the eye make up.
Dark Blue
A deep, dark shade of blue works well for shadows and liners.

Day or Evening Look?


Metallic Neutrals


Make Up Tips - Application

  • First, you should use a base coat for covering the eyelids. For that, white cream is best option instead of using powder. You should apply the base by using fingertip. It works pretty well. It is very important to apply the base as it helps rest of the make up to stick.
  • Usually combination of three colors is considered the best, especially for an evening look. Go with two or three colors, because combining more than two or three shades can be messy.
  • Start applying light eye shade under the eyebrows, applying in a downward position.
  • Use the medium eye shade across the eyelid from the inner points to 3/4 of the way to the other side.
  • Finish with the darkest filling the other 3/4 left, and across the crease. Brush it out slightly past the edges of the eyes. If you want a more dramatic look, apply some beneath the eye.
  • Use a soft pencil to line the lids-- chose a color that matches or is darker than the shadow you used in the crease. line just over the top lashes, and just below the bottom lashes.
  • Soften the appearance and smudge the liner and under-eye shadow.
  • Use brown or black mascara for the finishing touch.
  • You will find that mascara will brighten up your eyes naturally, even if you're not wearing much make up at all and going for the natural look.
  • Keep the blush and lip colors minimal so that the focus remains on your eyes.


Eye Shadow Makeup Tips for Blue Eyes

Easy Breezy Quick Make Up Tip

Here's something you can do next time you want to look like you're not wearing much make up at all, to get that clean and fresh look. Add a little color to your eyes without the fuss of shadows. Choose a blush that really complements your skin tone-- peach, pink, tan, etc.-- and brush it on your cheeks and eyelids.

Simply and lightly, brush it across your lids with your big blush brush. It'll fall into the creases in the right places and give nice shading without looking made up. Follow up with a brown mascara and your natural beauty and baby blues will shine through.


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      Chen 3 years ago

      Thanks Cynthianne, I'm glad you enjoyed it. The blush looks great, it's especially good for a natural look. Blue eyes don't really need that much effort to stand out most of the time. I appreciate your comments and am happy you enjoyed reading this hub.

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      Cynthianne Neighbors 3 years ago

      Good hub! I have blue eyes and am always looking for ways to bring them out. I do the blush on the eyelids too, it really works and is great when you are rushed!

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      Chen 5 years ago

      Too true. Eye pencils can seem like a fussy, time-consuming part of the make up routine but when you get into the groove with them, it goes on so fast-- and well worth it with the difference it makes. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I really need to remember to use eye pencils more to open up my eyes. What a great makeup guide.

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      Chen 6 years ago

      Thanks Kayyluh :-)

      I'm so happy to see that it helped you.

      You have wonderful Hubs.

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      kayyluh 6 years ago

      Great hub! I have blue eyes so this hub helped me out a lot I'm glad you shared your tips with us! You are right about adding a cream base before applying eyeshadow it makes the colors last so much longer. Thanks for posting this:) Keep up the good work shai77:) voted up!