There's a song out there for just about
every eye color. You know the muse for “Brown Eyed Girl” was
rocking the right eyeshadow when Van Morrison penned that tune. Even
if you don't smitten any chart-topping songwriters, we know your peepers
will turn heads with these makeup secrets.
The beautiful: Purple. The best
way to bring out your gorge green eyes is with warmer purples, like
lilacs or lavenders shadows on the lids and plum on the crease or
Maybelline EyeStudio Eyeshadow Quad in
Legendary Lilac, $10, drugstore.com
For deep emerald or olive eyes, go for
the gold. This shimmery shade will pick up the golden specks in your
Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo in
Bold Gold, $7, drugstore.com
The bold: Cranberry.
A high-contrast color draws all the attention to your eyes. Keep
your lips simple with a light pink or nude gloss.
L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets in Cheeky,
The bad: Green. Your eyes should
never match your eyeshadow –
no matter what your eye color is. Too similar of a color dulls your
eyes, which is the complete opposite of what we're going for here.
The beautiful: Orange. Even if
you're not up for pumpkin or tangerine on your lids, pick peach,
copper or bronze.
Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 3 Kit Shadows
in Golden Sunset, $5, ulta.com
The bold: Orange lipstick. Who
said the right lip color can't enhance your eyes? Nix the shadow,
swipe a cat-eye and rock an orange pucker. So stunning!
Revlon Moondrops Lipstick in Orange Flip, $4, amazon.com
The bad: Blue.
Like we said for those green-eyed gals, don't match your lids to your irises!
Now, this sounds like we're contradicting ourselves here, but
it is possible to pull off a blue shadow. Just pick a shade
that doesn't compete with your eye color. For example, lighter eyes
opt for indigo, darker eyes work well with softer aquas or powder
blue. Wasn't too hard, right?
The beautiful: Really, any color
looks great on a brown-eyed girl. The fave pick is purple (yup –
it's a popular eye-enhancer). Go for a cooler shade, like grape or
violet, to bring out the amber highlights in your eyes.
Wear Infinite L'Oreal Eyeshadow Quad in
Eva's Violet, $7, ulta.com
The hands-down best hues for lighter
eyes are champagne, honey or chocolate. Eyes with a hint of orange
undertones should try navy blue on the lashline.
The bold: Anything
goes. Your eyes are like a blank canvas begging to try all of
the trendy hues out there. Bright aqua, electric pink, silvery smokey
eye are all safe with your hue. But don't go overboard, or it will overpower your face.
L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets in Showy,
The bad: Drastic smokey eyes (on
deep brown eyes). Anything too charcoal-y will dampen your already
dark eye color. Yikes!
The beautiful: Finding
the right hues for hazel eyes seems tricky, but it really depends on
which colors dominate your kaleidoscopic eyes: green, brown or blue.
Once you figure out which hue you want to play up, pick your
eyeshadows according to our breakdown above.
As a rule of
thumb, hazel-eyed girlies can't go wrong with rosy pinks paired with
chocolates on your lids. With that in mind, we're begging you NOT to
wear pink eyeshadow that matches your blush. You don't want to look
like a pink panda, as adorable as that sounds.
Shimmer Strips in Hazel Eyes,$9, cvs.com
The bold: Glitter. Because, why
not? Stick with silver or gold for a special occasion and you'll be
fine. Find any excuse to shine, girlies. (Psst! This works for other
eye colors, too.)
LASplash Cosmetics Glitz Cream Glitter
Shadow in Muse, $7, drugstore.com
The bad: Blue. It tends to
muddle most eye colors, and it doesn't work well with multi-hued
eyes, either. It's best just to sport it on your fashion picks.
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BY KARMEN FOX ON 3/15/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN beauty, how to, tips, make-up, eyes, best products