Makeup Looks For Blue Eyes

Want to make your eyes really pop? Using the right eyeshadow can turn your eyes from pretty to breathtaking – mixed in with the correct techniques and tools. Whether you’re looking to spend $5 or $50 on your next eyeshadow, below are just a few suggestions which are best suited to blue eyes.

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Let’s start with the colour wheel – in order to find a shade which will make your eyes pop, it’s always best to choose opposing colours. In this case, orange is perfect for making blue eyes look breathtaking. Use a cool orange shade and apply it all over your eyelid with a flat eyeshadow brush.

Makeup Looks For Blue Eyes

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes, $35


If you like using shimmering eyeshadows, then copper is definitely another shade to add to your kit. Dip your finger into the eyeshadow, and apply it with your fingers in the inner-corner of your eyes.

This really accentuates blue eyes, and makes them even more noticeable! A cream eyeshadow is also great for girls who suffer from oily eyelids – it’ll help your colour to stay on longer and avoid dreaded creasing!

Makeup Looks For Blue Eyes

Nars Cream Eyeshadow in Corfu, $25


Dark brown colours are ideal for bringing out the blue in your eyes. After you’ve applied the bulk of the eyeshadow on your lids, carefully line your eyes, and blend it out. This creates the basis of a signature smokey-eye look.

Makeup Looks For Blue Eyes

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Gold, $4.50


Alternatively, you can use a mauve or shimmery purple shadow to further accentuate your blue eyes. These shades are amazing on blue eyes, and help to make them look larger as well!

Makeup Looks For Blue Eyes

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyeshadow in Cool Lilac, $42

Dusty rose

Rather than choosing a baby pink shade, choose a colour which incorporates beige tones as well. Run the product all over your eyelid, and create a smokey-eye with dusty rose and brown shades instead! When you’re done, line the inner corner of your eyes with a highlighting shade to give the illusion of bigger eyes.

Makeup Looks For Blue Eyes

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0, $26

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Makeup Tips for Blue Eyes

Whether your eyes are pale blue, bright blue or blue-grey, your beautiful blue eyes are one of your most striking features. Make them pop with the right makeup tips and beauty products to make your blue eyes look their best.

Gorgeous greys
Reese Witherspoon’s subtle grey smokey eye is one of our favourite celebrity makeup looks. The shimmery grey brings out the sparkle in blue eyes. For night, add a little more liner and shadow to make the look more dramatic.

Our favourite products: Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in Grege, a makeup artist must-have that is the number one product during awards season, is the perfect palette for blue eyes, with luxurious shades of grey and bronze.

Use copper tones
Eyeshadows in rust or copper tones are ideal for blue eyes, especially for a pretty, polished daytime look. The warm hue of the eyeshadow will make your eyes look even bluer, without being too overwhelming for the office. Finish the look with a few coats of black mascara to add more definition to your eyes.

Bronze liner
For blue eyes, there’s no better way to accent your eyes than with a bronze liner. Bronze makes your eyes look bigger and brighter. Apply a deep bronze liner along your top and bottom lash lines for a dramatic look that pairs well with rosy cheeks and a nude lip.

Our favourite products: Lancome Crayon Kohl in Bronze is the ultimate olive bronze that doubles as a soft eyeshadow by smudging across the lid.

Don’t forget beige liner
An eyeliner in a beige shade is always a great choice for blue eyes. The liner helps to wake up the eyes and makes the entire eye area appear more youthful. Always choose beige eyeliner instead of white if your eyes are blue, as white eyeliner tends to look “dirty” against blue eyes. Apply on the waterline, just under the lower lash line and on the inside of the eyes.

Our favourite products: Chanel Le Crayon Khol in Clair is a gorgeous shade of beige that brightens the eyes.

What are your favourite beauty products for blue eyes?