Pimp Up Your Peepers!
Why do so few of us bother with eyeshadow? Or stick to the same one for years, afraid to try something new?
Well I'm here to offer some advice on using colour to make your eyes look fresher and brighter! Plus a few savvy tips thrown in because I love you!
So have a good look at your eyes and pick out the dominant colour, then check out the advice underneath. If you wear eye shadow similar to your eye colour then your eyes will not stand out but merely harmonise, so they won't look as striking.
YOUR EYE COLOUR IS....
Lucky lucky you! Brown eyed girls are pretty much open to any colour, but if you try colours with orangey undertones your eyes will look much warmer. Any shade of green or blue will brighten and lighten.
TRY: Turquoise, emerald greens,teals, khaki or burnt oranges.
DRAMATIC: Try a matte navy blue on your lids.
If you want to make your blue eyes more piercing use contrasting golden hues, this also works with GREY EYES, trust me. Anything with a metallic or high sheen finish will look fab!
TRY: Bronze, gold, copper, apricot or pinky oranges (coral)
DRAMATIC: Sweep a warm berry tone onto your lids.
You have a very changeable eye colour in that they can look different dependent on light and your clothes, so harness that power by trying eye shadows with red pigment.
TRY: Burgundy, red and purple.
DRAMATIC: Vampy violet with a shimmer.
GREEN EYED GODDESS
To make your peepers pop, go for contrasting tones again and use colours with red undertones, this includes purples, pinks and oranges
TRY: Brick reds, warm orange, plums and violets.
DRAMATIC: Hot pinks such as fuschia.
OTHER TRICKS AND TIPS
You can always try your new eye shadow as a liner to get used to it first before taking the plunge. Just wet a brush and sweep it along your lash line, jiggle a bit for staying power.
Get yourself a pearly white eye liner or branded brightening pencil for your lower inner lash line and trick eyes into looking white and bigger. Place a bit in the inner corners too to make you look as fresh as a daisy.
If you want to try a flick to the outer corner of your eye, try using a playing card as a guide. Place it diagonally at the edge of the eye line and use an eyeliner to trace the line towards your brow. Practice makes perfect!
If you have under eye bags or some darkness get yourself an orange-peach based corrector and apply first before your highlighter. This will banish any stubborn blue pigmentation.
If you wear glasses, ensure that your eye shadow colour doesn't compete with your frames. If you want to keep it simple choose a lighter base in a similar colour and go a few shades darker for the crease of your eye.
Invest in an eyebrow shaping treatment at your local salon, its worth framing your lovely bright eyes,
IF YOU'RE UNSURE OF CERTAIN TONES CHECK OUT MY PINTEREST BOARD AND THEN ARMED WITH YOUR KNOW HOW YOU CAN ALWAYS VISIT YOUR LOCAL COSMETIC COUNTER TO FIND A GOOD MATCH AND GET FURTHER ADVICE!
Even better book your Colour Confidence Session with me now and give your wardrobe the same love too.
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IF YOU HAVE ANY MAKE-UP COLOUR TIPS OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE, I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.