The last thing a blue-eyed girl would want to do is take focus away from her eyes. If you want makeup that features your blue eyes, rather than drowning them out, choose shades that work with your eye color and skin tone. Have fun as you experiment and figure out what works best for you. Just as blue eyes vary greatly — they can have a hint of green or yellow in them, for example — the colors that will
Apply eyeshadow that emphasizes your blue eyes. Generally, it’s best to pick colors that contrast with your eye color. Shades like gray, brown, taupe, silver, copper, pink and violet are usually recommended. In the past, makeup artists suggested that using blue colors would take away from the blueness of blue eyes. Some recommend using blue shadow that is lighter than your eye color; others recommend using only deep blues. If you’re set on using blue shades, try experimenting with what works for you.
Apply eyeliner that works with blue eyes. Neutral colors work best with blue eyes, such as black, brown and charcoal. If you’re using a distinctive eyeshadow color, stick with one of these colors, or match the eyeliner color with the eyeshadow color. For a unique look, try using the complementary color of blue, which is orange. Apply the eyeliner to the base of your upper and lower eyelashes. For an evening look, apply eyeliner to the inner rim of the bottom of your eyes instead of the eyelash base.
Apply mascara to finish your eye makeup. When in doubt, use black, or try matching your mascara with your eyeliner. If you’re using neutral eyeshadow tones, feel free to experiment with vibrant colors such as dark blue or green. Apply one to two coats of mascara. For volume and thicker lashes, apply more than one coat. Do not allow the first coat of mascara to dry before you apply the second coat.