The Best Colors to Make Your Eyes POP
May 11, 2011 - by Amanda Gabriele
Jeepers creepers, where'd you get those peepers? Jeepers creepers, where'd you get those eyes? Your eyes are the window to your soul, so why not make them pop with color? Whether they are green, brown, blue or hazel, we have the best colors to make your eyes pop.
Green eyes - If you have glistening green eyes, you want to work with colors that will make them sparkle like emeralds. Purples and golds will highlight your color and make your eyes stand out against your complexion. A plum shadow like Dior 2-Colour Eyeshadow in Purple Look is great for everyday while a bright purple, shimmery shadow like Kat Von D True Romance Pigments in Torment is perfect for a fun weekend look. A metallic gold cream shadow will bring out the warm tones in your green eyes when used on your lids and along the bottom lash line. Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Solstice is a good option that stays put through anything.
Brown eyes - Deep and mysterious, beautiful brown eyes look amazing with warm or bright colors. Try a simple pink shadow for your everyday makeup routine like NARS Single Eyeshadow in Nepal. Just don't overdo the pigment, or it could look like you have pink eye. If you're a little braver, blue eyeshadow is a great way to make brown eyes really pop. Yves Saint Laurent's OMBRES 5 LUMIÈRES in Riviera has light, medium and dark tones so you can experiment with the level of drama you're comfortable with. Right in line with the bright eyes trend this spring, orange eyeliner will highlight your brown eyes in just the right way; try M.A.C. Chromaline in Genuine Orange.
Blue eyes - You've got the baby blues, but what could you do to make them brighter? Bronze tones are a must to bring out the bluest of blues, and the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze is the perfect palette. A light coral is perfect for everyday wear like Smashbox Single Eyeshadow in Flamingo. If you're looking to bring out the sea green tones in your peepers, a purple eyeliner like Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Grape is a fun alternative.
Hazel eyes - Between brown, green and grey, your unique eye color is a cosmetic chameleon. Blue eyeshadow will bring out the gold tones in your eyes. Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in It-Blue 72 is bold and bright while Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Punky Blues is chic and mysterious. If you want to play up the greener side of your eyes, purple mascara like Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara in Plum will do the job.
What tricks do you use when playing up your eye color?