Best Eye Makeup For Blue Eyes
Ivy Boyd is a beauty blogger and operations consultant for Sephora and she's got the deets on what makes blue eyes pop. Here are her expert recommendations for shadows, liners, and more.
Best Shadow For Blue Eyes
"Since orange is opposite blue on the color wheel, go for coppery shades and rosy browns", says Boyd. She recommends Maybelline Color Tattoo 24-Hour Cream Gel Shadow in Bad to the Bronze, Urban Decay Chopper, Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in My Two Cents!, and Stila Eyeshadow in Jezebel. "Bronze shades make blue eyes particularly stunning because they provide a warm contrast to the cool blue eye color," says Boyd.
Blue Eyes On The Town
For a smoky look, Boyd likes Urban Decay's Gunmetal for its gorgeous metallic gray with blue undertones. You can also do a gray or black. "Because your eyes are a lighter color, they will be even more striking," she says. She recommends Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner as the best for dramatic cat eyes. "It stays on forever and doesn't fade."
Best Eyeliner For Blue Eyes
Warm golden or coppery browns and gunmetals, like Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner in Bronze, are very pretty with blue eyes. "However, because your eyes are lighter, a deep true black is gorgeous, too," says Boyd. Try Urban Decay 24/7 Liners in Roach, Smog, Uzi, Whiskey Corrupt, or Perversion. However, she warns those with extremely fair complexions and fair hair to stick to dark brown for daily wear.
Best Eye Care Product
Boyd loves Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream for its cutting-edge brightening agents and major moisturization. It's worth the splurge.
Product Everyone With Blue Eyes Should Have
You definitely need a good eyeshadow primer "or all of these shadows will be in vain," says Boyd. A fun one is the shimmery Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin. Boyd is also a fan of Benefit's Stay Don't Stray because it conceals and primes.
For more beauty tips, visit Boyd's blog, WakeUpForMakeup.