How to Enhance Your Blue Eyes

March 11, 2008 by Kristie Leong MD  
Published in Makeup

Your blue eyes can be even more striking by using a few simple techniques for choosing makeup and other accessories.

Your eyes are not only one of your most important facial features, they’re also said to be the window to your soul. Although all eye colors are beautiful, blue eyes have a special appeal of their own. If you’re lucky enough to have blue eyes, why not play them up so people will notice them when they talk to you? Here’s how:

Makeup

The key to enhancing blue eyes is to use complimentary shades of eyeshadow and eyeliner. Contrary to popular belief, blue eye shadows do nothing to enhance the appearance of blue eyes and can actually make them appear dull and lifeless. The best eye shadow shades for making eyes appear bluer are the bronzes and browns. The best browns for enhancing blue eyes tend to have orange undertones. Deep green shades and deep purples and lavenders can also play up the color of blue eyes. Many blue eyed women notice that their eye color seems to “pop” when they apply a bronze shade of shadow. The optimal shades of eyeliner and mascara to enhance the beauty of blue eyes are the deep browns. Avoid black liner and mascara since it tends to be too harsh for blue eyed women who tend to be lighter skinned.

Another trick to enhance blue eyes is to line the inner rims of your eyelids with a white liner. This really opens up the eyes and magnifies the blue color. Try adding a touch of shimmering white or pale silver eyeshadow beneath the brow to further enhance blue eye color. Be careful not to overdo this to avoid a harsh, overly made up look. Finish up with a coral lipstick which can further magnify your eye color.

Clothing

If you have blue eyes, you’ll want to expand the number of blue dresses, blouses, and jackets you own. By dressing in shades of blue, you can really enhance your eye color. For casual wear, wear a faded denim jacket or denim shirt and watch your eye color pop. For a dressier affair, a blue silk dress in a shade that’s similar to your eye color can be striking. To find out what shades of blue really play up your eyes, spend an hour at your local fabric store, holding fabrics up to your face to determine which ones make your blue eyes stand out.

Other Tricks

Another way to enhance the color of your eyes is to get a light tan on your face. The dark contrast of your skin against your lighter eye color can be quite striking. To avoid sun damage, consider using a self tanner or bronzer which will be healthier for you in the long run. If you have strikingly beautiful blue eyes, consider wearing your hair up. This will call attention to your face and eyes. Be sure to get plenty of sleep so that your eyes look clear and bright. Although you can enhance your eye color even more by investing in colored contact lenses, this tends to look unnatural on most people.

By taking a few simple steps, you can play up the natural beauty of your blue eyes. Why not give your blue eyes some extra sparkle?

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  1. blueyes46 Says:

    Loved this.

  2. BabyBlueEyes Says:

    Thanks for the advice! x

  3. blueeyedredhead Says:

    Thanks for this, but I actually find that black liner brings out my blue eyes as long as it’s not too think. I like to do a little cat eye with a liquid black liner…my eyes pop every time! Also, a light gold shadow/liner REALLY brings out blue eyes! thanks for the tips!

  4. Sbc Says:

    i have blue eyes and blonde hair. I am very fair, too, and im not very pretty. So I like to play up my blue eyes, which I love. Its very helpful and everyone sees me differently. Thank you!

  5. mbs Says:

    thanks for the tips..loved them!! i have dark brown hair and blue/greyish eyes. so making them pop has never been too difficult but i wanted to make them pop a little more. im sure many of my fellow blue-eyed woman get asked if they are wearing contacts becuse noone can believe how beautiful and bright blue eyes really are. also i do agree with blueeyedredhead..i also use black liquid eyeliner and it does work for me too. thanks!!

  6. mbs Says:

    thanks for the tips..loved them!! i have dark brown hair and blue/greyish eyes. so making them pop has never been too difficult but i wanted to make them pop a little more. im sure many of my fellow blue-eyed woman get asked if they are wearing contacts because no-one can believe how beautiful and bright blue eyes really are. also i do agree with blueeyedredhead..i also use black liquid eyeliner and it does work for me too. thanks!!


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