Beauty How to: Make your natural eye color stand out! June 14, 2013 Lets talk color! When it comes to makeup, there are no rules. It’s personal and should be what each individual feels comfortable with. There are however tips and tricks which can help “enhance” your natural features or coloring. One of these tips is: eye makeup colors to help enhance your natural eye color. And this is where the traditional Color Wheel comes into play. The color wheel has been used for many years, in many different areas such as makeup, fashion, interior design and even landscaping! I studied the color wheel extensively both when I was an interior design consultant and at the makeup academy I graduated from. The idea of the color wheel is: opposites attract; meaning when you pick a color on the color wheel, whatever color (or colors) directly opposite are the complimentary shade(s). However, with so many different shades and tones of colors, one should not take the featured color wheel quite so literally; especially for makeup. As an example: I have hazel eyes. In the dark (or night time), they turn more brown; in daylight, especially on sunny days, they turn green. I also have hints of honey shades in there. Your eye colour may be the same, you could have blue eyes with bits of green; or green eyes with hints of teal or mustard etc. It all depends on which shades you’d like to play up or simply what you feel comfortable with ;) Lets have a closer look with the pictures below… BLUE EYES: As well as being pure blue, blue eyes can also have hints of green, teal and even violets – which is why I marked a wider range of these shades on the wheel. Looking opposite these blue tones, the best colour to use for eye makeup to make the blue “pop” would be warm shades of brown, apricots, salmons and golds. GREEN EYES: As well as being pure green, green eyes can have hints of teal, honey and gold undertones. Looking opposite these green tones, the most complimentary eye makeup shades would be coppers, browns, reds and plums. HAZEL EYES: Hazel eyes are the most complex as there is no such thing as pure hazel. Hazel eyes always have varying tones ranging anywhere from brown to green to honey and gold tones. You can vary the shade of the eye makeup depending on which of these colours in your eyes you’d like to stand out. When I want to bring out the gold/brown tones in my eyes, I lean more towards purple and plum shades. If I want more of the brown, I concentrate on blue toned eyeshadows…or both as the picture above ;) BROWN EYES: Brown eyed beauties, don’t be disheartened seeing just a couple of rows of shades marked for you. You are indeed the luckiest eye color as any eye makeup color will suit you. Blues and purples however, are your most complimentary shades but you can wear any other color just as beautifully ;) ***Please remember, the above pointers are just a guide to make your natural eye colour look more “intense”. This does not mean you can’t wear anything else other than your complimentary shades. There are no rules, and you can most certainly wear any color you like ;) What’s your eye color and do you use color theory in your makeup application? How to: Make your natural eye color stand out! was last modified: July 9th, 2016 by Sarah 6 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sarah previous post Les Hits next post Perfect Orange You may also like Foundation Tools & Application November 11, 2013 Eyebrow Grooming: Tools and Methods April 29, 2014 Nail Gallery Vol:2 March 12, 2014 Product Series: Contour & Highlight June 9, 2015 Lisa Eldridge – Facepaint November 2, 2015 Dr Bronner’s Magic Soaps September 11, 2014 Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Stack October 27, 2015 Favourite Makeup Products Series: BASE August 5, 2013 Sally Hansen Color Frenzy Nail Polish July 21, 2014 Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette December 22, 2015 6 comments Sandra J. June 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm Hi Sarah I really like your blog. The content and the pictures are amazing I really enjoyed this post too Reply Sarah June 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm Thank you so much Sandra, your feedback means a lot to me! :) xx Reply Emily Wills June 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm This is so cool!!! You made it so simple and I pinned the one for blue eyes cos I have blue eyes :) Reply Sarah June 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm Thanks Emily :) I try to make all my pictures Pinterest friendly so I’m happy it was useful ;) xx Reply Sienna June 14, 2013 at 9:37 am Wow!!! What an amazing post! Great tips Reply Sarah June 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm Thank you; I’m glad you like it :) xx Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me when new comments are added.