If you have blue eyes, you are used to their striking color and compliments from just about everyone. But the tricky part is learning exactly which products and colors to use to make them pop even more and which ones not to use so that there is no clash. We’ve got plenty of suggestions for the best products to enhance your blue eyes.
The biggest question is probably “Which colors do I use on blue eyes?”. Blue or green shadows tend to downplay blue eyes, so stick with browns, bronzes, rusts, and purples to truly accentuate your eye color. The proliferation of eyeshadow palettes make this extremely easy—you don’t need to worry about finding a variety of singles. We love the following palettes for blue eyes:
Browns: Morphe 25B Bronzed Mocha Eyeshadow Palette, a matte-heavy, neutral option or the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette, their newest offering which replaces Naked, the palette that started it all. Reloaded features bigger pans for the base shades, along with gorgeous shimmers.
Rusts/Bronzes: Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, a bronzey, orangey option with super blendable colors or the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette, a softer version of Heat with ultra-mattes and duo chromes.
Purples: Too Faced Tutti Frutti Razzle Dazzle Berry Eyeshadow Palette, a berry-scented offering with light purples and neutrals, or the Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette Ultra Violet, which features brighter purples.
In addition to shadows, you want to think about liners and mascaras. Dark brown liners can be used instead of black, for a softer look that really makes eyes pop. Try the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown for your top line and a color-coordinating liner for your bottom line. For the lower lash line, the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Liner comes in a variety of colors, such as the bronzey Torch or bright Psychedelic Sister. Another option is to use the Sephora Collection PRO Angled Liner Brush #22 to apply a shadow from your palette as a lower lash eyeliner.
Mascaras are a fun product for blue eyes, especially if you have light lashes. This is the perfect place to try a violet or blue mascara, to really play up your eye color and eyeshadow. Blue mascara is fine because it’s not as intense as a shadow. Try the Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Couture Mascara in I’m The Trouble, their blue shade, or the NYX Worth the Hype Colored Mascara in Purple. And of course, black and brown work as well. Remember to use a mascara primer for lasting volume, such as the Tarte Opening Act Lash Primer.
Now that you know what to try, here’s what NOT to do. As mentioned earlier, green and blue shadows will get a bit lost on blue eyes, so if your goal is to accentuate, skip those colors. Also, avoid lining the lower waterline, as that can make eyes appear smaller and take away from your blue color. Don’t forget to minimize any blue underneath the eyes, with an under eye primer, like the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector.
With these suggestions, you’ll be playing up your blue eye color and getting even more compliments in no time.
Lia is a makeup addict in Washington, D.C. When not at her digital marketing day job, she explores all things beauty and works as personal makeup shopper. She enjoys a strong latte in the mornings and a strong cocktail in the evenings.