Blue eyes are eye-catching, beautiful, and can work well with different makeup looks. Many women use blue eye shadow or blue eyeliner to match their blue eyeshadow, but it can be difficult to create blue eyeshadow that matches exactly because there are so many shades of blue in the eye palette. If you want to create the perfect blue eye look, you’ll need to know how to choose the right blue makeup color as well as how to apply it correctly. Here are some quick tips on how to create the perfect blue eye makeup look for your blue eyes!
Neutralize the Undertone
When choosing a blue eye shadow for your blue eyes, you have to remember that you can’t use just any kind of blue. Blue eyes are more often than not considered to be cool-toned, which means that blues with silver or gray undertones (versus those with yellow undertones) will look most flattering and natural on your eyes. For example, Ultramarine is a bright but tamed shade of blue; it has subtle hints of purple in it and will make your cool-toned eyes stand out. Aquamarine is another lovely color that you can try – though it’s somewhat darker than Ultramarine, so depending on how dramatic you want to go with your look, consider trying both shades first before settling on one.
Get the Right Foundation
You can create a natural-looking blue eye with makeup, but it’s important to start with a neutral base. Use a foundation two shades lighter than your natural skin tone to get as close to an authentic blue as possible. If you don’t want to use actual makeup, cover up your skin with white cream concealer, liquid latex or even white pigment body paint. Just make sure it’s thick enough that it doesn’t blend in with your eyeshadow. Start With Shadows: Find out what colors look best on you by taking a trip to an art supply store and buying colors that closely match your face and hair color; any leftovers can be used for future arts and crafts projects!
Smoky Eyes for Blue Eyes
The smoky eye for blue eyes is an easy look to create. Take a black eyeliner and start with a clean slate by lining your upper lid with it. Go over it once or twice, making sure that you aren’t skipping any spots in between applications. Once you have done so, go back in with either black or brown eyeshadow and blend it along your lash line until they are one shade. Use both colors to blend them together, however use more of whichever one you prefer as blending techniques vary from person to person; some people feel comfortable using both colors whereas others find it easier to just use one color and then another shade of that same color along their lash line.
Eyeshadow Primer Matters
On some level, all eyeshadow primers are going to do pretty much the same thing. Primer acts as a barrier between your lids and eyeshadow, helping to ensure that your shadow sticks around for hours instead of creasing or fading away early. What’s more, a good primer will actually make shadows look more pigmented than they would without it. But how well a primer holds up on its own is not necessarily indicative of how it will work under your eye makeup. Sometimes, you’ll need two different formulas: one for your lids and another for where light tends to fall under your brow bone and in other areas near your tear ducts—the area that’s closest to facial oil glands and most prone to wear over time.
The Importance of Blending
Whether you choose to incorporate blue eye shadow into your everyday makeup routine or you’re just looking for a fun new way to add some pizazz to your look, there’s one thing every woman should know: blending is everything. It doesn’t matter how striking and beautiful an eyeliner may be if it clashes with your outfit or when worn on its own. As long as you have eyes, they can be made alluring with careful blending. The first step is choosing an eyeliner that complements your skin tone and eye color. Those who want a bolder look can opt for darker shades of blue while those with paler skin might find softer hues more flattering.
Curl Your Lashes and Apply Mascara
Curling lashes and applying mascara isn’t just a smart beauty trick—it’s also a great way to set yourself up for success. First, apply eyelash curler before you curl your lashes. Afterward, coat them with mascara—this will help keep your curls in place longer. Start at the inner corner of your eye and work toward your outer edge. Then, sweep any excess mascara off with an old makeup brush or credit card (this is important so as not to accidentally introduce bacteria into your eyes). After that, add a few coats of waterproof mascara to each lash line, making sure you do it in an upward motion so that it doesn’t clump when it dries. Let dry!
One of the easiest and most impactful ways to make your eyes pop is by using a color around your eyelid. You can go with either a brighter shade or darker tone to stand out. Try red or purple if you’re looking for something bold. If you want something softer, try brown or grey hues instead.
Black Liner as a Defining Tool
Look for a liner in a dark color, like black or a deep blue. A darker hue will have more impact and will draw attention to your eyes. Apply your liner at the base of your upper lashes so that it creates a V shape on both sides of your eyes. You can fill in your entire lash line or leave some areas blank for definition. Don’t forget about eyeliner inside your eye as well – it’s an easy way to create depth and make your eyes pop! Don’t apply it to both inner corners of you eye, as that can give you raccoon eyes (not cute). Instead, focus on making a straight line across both bottom lash lines. This is also good because it will help prevent smudging once you start working with shadows and liners!
Blend Above the Crease
A trick to wearing blue eye makeup is to blend above your crease. Create a smooth transition from your natural eye color, up towards your eyebrow. You can do that with a brush, or even with fingers. Just make sure it’s blended in well so you don’t get any harsh lines or telltale signs of blue eyeshadow. If you want more help with how to apply blue eye makeup correctly, use an eyelid primer and then apply white powder onto your eyelids for better coverage and blending purposes.
Brighten Up Your Lower Lash Line
If you have blue eyes, be sure to include a light shade of blue (not black) in your lower lash line. The contrast of color with your lighter eye color makes your eyes appear to stand out more and look brighter. Besides, you’ll look mysterious! And who doesn’t want that?