Makeup for Blue Eyes: Pick the Right Shades!

February 12, 2019Notino
Blue eyes = blue eyeshadow? Some people still make this mistake, but blue eyes actually need some contrast to stand out. Let’s have a quick lesson about colour charts so that you can choose your makeup like a pro!


People with blue eyes could be historically found mostly in Europe but nowadays, blue eyes exist on every continent. Let’s talk about how to find the shades that will suit them best and bring out their subtle beauty.

First of all, forget about matching the blue with eyeshadow. You need to look at the colour chart and find a contrasting shade. A colour chart includes primary colours (yellow, blue, red), secondary colours (created by mixing the primary ones) and tertiary colours (created by mixing a primary colour with a secondary one). Together they make up the entire colour spectrum where you can find your shade of blue and then locate its direct opposite. These are the colours that will make your blue eyes pop.

Best Eyeshadows for Blue Eyes

You might be surprised to see shades of apricot and pale pink, beige, golden or copper and coral – all of those will suit blue eyes if you’re creating an everyday look. The Slogan Palette by I Heart Revolution will be perfect for the task because it contains both subtle basic shades and more daring colours with shimmer or shine which can also be used in place of a highlighter. Look at our pictures for inspiration.

Dior has the perfect palette as well: the 5 Couleurs in Touch will make even your daytime look seem special. And if you’re in the market for something a more striking evening look, try the Flawless Matte by Makeup Revolution with its 36 natural shades accompanied by purples, dark greys and browns to make your evening makeup more dramatic and your smokey eye simply impeccable. So don’t hold back and start experimenting with colour!

Top Eyeliners and Mascaras

Ensure a perfect result by picking the right eyeliner as well. Shiseido offers the waterproof Makeup Kajal InkArtist in a beautiful Plum Blossom shade which can be used both as an liner and eyeshadow. If you need something more out there, reach for the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights liquid eyeliners. And while we’re talking about purple, how about a mascara in the same colour? The Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils by YSL in Fascinating Violet goes amazingly well with subtle pink eye makeup and will make your lashes thicker in the process. You can also choose a classic black mascara Alima Pure Eyes.

Beautiful eyes wouldnt look awesome without a perfect makeup foundtaion. Nowadays the most popular is Lancome - Teint Idole Ultra Wear.

Finally, add some dimension to your makeup with the right bronzer that will give your skin luminosity and also serve as a blusher. The Alima Pure Face will be perfect, especially since its a natural cosmetic product.

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