Four tips how to apply dramatic eye make up for blue eyesPosted on May 7, 2012 by Kristina in Beauty Tips
Being a blue-eyed blonde, I’ve spent a lot of time experimenting with eye shadows and liners that enhance my light blue eyes. I usually use neutral tones like taupes, tans, grays and shades of brown. However, when I want to make a bold statement, I love to try some unique eye makeup effects by experimenting with colors, products and designs.
Tip #1: Eyelid preparation basics
First, make sure your skin is clean and moisturized. Next brush a thin coat of a neutral shadow over your entire lid to prepare the area for your eyelid art. Buy a makeup palette or use an old lunch-sized dish, and have a small shot-sized glass of water ready for mixing and blending. Make sure you have a good selection of eye-shadow and eyeliner brushes, and you are ready to start some eyelid art.
Tip #2: Rainbow eyes
Starting at the corner of your eye nearest your nose, brush on a powdered red eye shadow. At the corner of your eye near your hairline, dab on some deep violet shadow.
Your goal is to recreate the colors of the rainbow–red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet–across your lid in about a half-inch strip next to your lashes. Smudge one color into the next, and I like to finish the look with a line of black eyeliner.
Tip #3: Roses and violets
I apply an off-white shadow from my eyelashes to my eyebrows. I use a soft purple shadow on my upper lid and extend the color on an angle almost to the outer edge of my brow. I brush a soft rose color onto the area of my bottom lashes. Next, using liquid eyeliner, I create a black line on my top and bottom lashes and apply two or three coats of mascara. You can also apply false eyelashes to glam up this spectacular look.
Tip #4: Silver and pearls
Use a creamy pearl-toned eye shadow from the corner of the eye to about half way across the eyelid. Blend in a silvery shadow from mid-eye to the outside corner of the eye. I use a charcoal gray pencil to line my eyes. I then add mascara and use a glimmer stick under my brows for a truly unique and dramatic effect.