How To Make Blue Eyes Look Bigger And Brighter?
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Download Article Download Article Blue eyes are beautiful, but making sure they stand out can be a little tough! Your makeup, clothes, and hair can make your eyes look pale or washed out if they aren’t designed to complement blue eyes. Learn how to put on makeup, style your hair, and pick out clothes and accessories so your blue eyes really pop!
- 1 Apply concealer under your eyes. Blue eyes can easily get lost in dark undereye circles, and this is especially noticeable with a natural look. Apply concealer around and under your eyes to put the focus on them, not your circles!
- Try using a salmon-colored concealer to hide the bluish tones in your skin.
- If you only need light coverage, dot the concealer along your undereye, then blend with your fingers or a makeup sponge.
- If you have very dark circles, apply a layer of concealer in an inverted triangle shape under your eye. The point of the triangle should be about level with the apples of your cheeks. Blend it with your fingers or a makeup sponge. It should blend into your face makeup and up to the corners of your eye.
- 2 Put on beige or light gold eyeshadow. Colors with warm tones complement blue eyes. For a natural look, pick a beige, light gold, or a similar light neutral eyeshadow. Blend it in lightly over your eyelid with an eyeshadow brush. You want enough to contrast with your eyes, but not enough to look obvious from a distance. Advertisement
- 3 Use light-colored eyeliner. Pick a light eyeliner in white, beige, light gold, or a similar light neutral color. The light color will help your eyes look bigger without looking like you’re wearing heavy makeup. You can use liquid, pencil, or gel eyeliner, but pencil is best for a more natural look. Line your eyes lightly on both the top and bottom lids.
- 4 Highlight both corners of your eyes. Adding a little shimmer to both corners of your eyes will make them look bigger and highlight their beautiful color. You can use pencil eyeliner, liquid or powder eyeshadow, or highlighter, as long as it’s a very light, shimmery color. Dab the color gently on each inner corner, then blend with your fingers or a small makeup brush.
- If your eyes are gray-blue, try a color with pink tones.
- Bright, dark, or purple blues will really pop with a gold or copper-toned highlighter.
- If you are going for something very natural, try white or ivory for light skin, and rose gold for darker skin. Use a very small amount and blend it thoroughly.
- 5 Curl your eyelashes. Curling your eyelashes will make your eyes appear bigger and more open. Line up your upper lashes with your eyelash curler, then hold it closed for 10-15 seconds.
- Don’t put on mascara before you curl! The mascara can stick to the curler and pull lashes out, or even break them.
- 6 Use black or brown mascara. Black or brown mascara can help make the blue in your eyes pop, especially if you have dark hair. Use one or two layers on your upper lashes, and one on your lower lashes.
- 1 Choose warm-toned or purple eyeshadow. For blue eyes, anything with warm tones will look great! You don’t have to wear bright colors-browns, golds, coppers, and bronzes are also warm tones. Warm hues of purple, like eggplant and plum, are also very flattering for blue eyes because their reddish tones bring out blues.
- If you have dark blue eyes, try a bright metallic color.
- Pink-toned purples and golds look great on gray-blue eyes.
- Avoid blue or blue-toned shadows like turquoise, indigo, and periwinkle-they can make your eyes look washed-out!
- Gray eyeshadow can also make your blue eyes pop.
- 2 Apply the shadow to your eyelid. Use an eyeshadow brush to apply the shadow across your entire eyelid. If you want a more dramatic, bolder look, layer it on or even try blending two or more colors in the same family.
- 3 Add a shimmery shadow to your eyelid crease and both corners. Choose a shimmery shadow and brush it onto your eyelid creases and both inner corners of your eye. You can choose any shimmery color you want, but warm metallics will look great with blue eyes.
- 4 Try a bold eyeliner. A bold eyeliner will bring out your blue eyes. You can try a gold eyeliner, black eyeliner, or dark purple eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner is best for a bold look, but you can also use pencil or gel liner. Gently and carefully line along your upper and lower eyelids.
- If you have trouble with liquid eyeliner, try dotting it along your eyelids, then connecting the dots.
EXPERT TIP Alicia D’Angelo is a makeup artist based in New York City. She currently works for teams with Dior Makeup, YSL Beauty and Pat McGrath Labs as well as bridal companies Once Upon A Bride and Miss Harlequinn. Her work has been featured in Today.com, New York Live, Forbes.com, VH1, MTV, Vevo, Entertainment Weekly, Refinery 29, and NYXCosmetics.com. Our Expert Agrees: Blue eyes pop the most when you have a dark color like black or brown on your lash line. That creates a sharp contrast with the lightness of the iris. However, you can also use cooler tones like grey, silver, or blue to bring out the variety of shades in your eye color, or opt for colors like pink and purple to change things up in spring and summer.
- 5 Layer your mascara. Brown mascara will look great with blue eyes, but black or even blue mascara will make them pop too! When you put mascara on, try putting on two or three layers on your top lashes and one or two on your bottom lashes to really emphasize your eyes. The best way to put on multiple layers is to wait a few seconds between each layer.
- If your mascara gets clumpy, gently pinch the clump with your fingers and pull it out
- You can also use false eyelashes for an even more dramatic look.
- 6 Put on bright lipstick. A bold lipstick in a warm color will provide a startling contrast with your blue eyes. A classic red is a great choice, but any warm-toned red, pink, orange, or brown will look great.
- Avoid cool-toned lipsticks like blue, purple, and black-these can wash out your eyes.
- 1 Choose blue shades that complement your eye color. A blue outfit can draw attention to your eyes, but the wrong shade of blue for your eye color can wash them out. A good rule of thumb is to avoid dull blues, neon blues, and blues that match the exact color of your eyes.
- If you have green-blue eyes, avoid turquoise or aqua blues-they’ll overwhelm your eyes. Try purple blues.
- If your eyes are gray-blue, try a baby blue.
- Bright blue eyes will look amazing in a royal blue outfit.
- Navy blue looks good with any color blue eyes.
- 2 Avoid warm-toned clothes. If you have blue eyes, you most likely have a cool-toned complexion. Warm-toned clothing can clash with cool-toned skin. Avoid oranges, reds, and yellows so you don’t distract from your eyes.
- 3 Use gold, brown, or copper accessories. Jewelry, hair clips, hats, and scarves in browns, oranges, and warm metallics will draw attention to your blue eyes-especially if they’re near your face! They’re a great option if you’d rather not wear an entire orange-toned outfit.
- If you wear glasses, consider getting gold or tortoiseshell frames to bring out the blue in your eyes.
- Try a gold hair clip near your face to bring out your eyes.
- An orange or rust-colored scarf will draw attention to your eyes.
- 4 Add small pops of blue to your outfit. Adding touches of blue to your outfit will draw even more attention to your eyes. Try wearing blue jewelry, shoes, or bags. You can also pick clothes that have blue patterns or stripes.
- Turquoise jewelry is a great way to bring in a little blue.
- 5 Try wearing all black. An all-black outfit can give you a dramatic flair that draws attention to the only spot of color on you-your beautiful blue eyes! This look works especially well with bold, dramatic eye makeup.
- This look is best for those with light, bright, green, or purple-blue eyes. Gray and dark blue eyes can be lost in all black.
- If you don’t want to wear an all-black outfit, try wearing a black hat or scarf to frame your face.
- 1 Get bangs to draw attention to your eyes. A great way to draw attention to your eyes is to cut your hair into bangs-people will follow your hair right to your eyes. Cutting them level with your brow line will give your eyes enough space and will keep your hair framing them.
- Be sure to get your bangs regularly trimmed. Nobody will notice your blue eyes if your hair’s in the way!
- 2 Try a short haircut to emphasize your eyes. A short, dramatic hairstyle like a pixie cut or a bob will draw attention to your face and put more emphasis on your eyes. Talk to your stylist about what short haircut will look best on you.
- 3 Layer your hair around your face. If you’d rather keep your hair long, consider cutting it in layers around your face. This will draw attention to your eyes by visually leading people to your face.
- 4 Part your hair to the side. You don’t have to cut your hair to bring out your blue eyes. Parting your hair far to one side will create a line from the top of your head all the way down the side of your face. This will draw people towards your eyes!
- 5 Pick a complementary hair color. You have lots of hair color options for blue eyes. If you want to go for a more natural look, anything with warm tones will emphasize blue eyes. Reds, auburns, blondes, and chestnut browns all set off blue eyes dramatically.
- Black hair is a great choice for cooler skin tones.
- If you want a non-natural color, avoid blues and greens. Your eyes can get lost in them. Try pinks, purples, or rose gold instead.
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- Question Does red make blue eyes pop? Alicia D’Angelo is a makeup artist based in New York City. She currently works for teams with Dior Makeup, YSL Beauty and Pat McGrath Labs as well as bridal companies Once Upon A Bride and Miss Harlequinn. Her work has been featured in Today.com, New York Live, Forbes.com, VH1, MTV, Vevo, Entertainment Weekly, Refinery 29, and NYXCosmetics.com. Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Expert Answer Support wikiHow by unlocking this expert answer. Blue eyes pop the most when you have a dark color like black or brown on your lash line. That creates a sharp contrast with the lightness of the iris. However, you can also use cooler tones like grey, silver, or blue to bring out the variety of shades in your eye color, or opt for colors like pink and purple to change things up in spring and summer.
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Keep your eyebrows neatly groomed. This will focus attention on your eyes.
Advertisement Article Summary X If you want to make your blue eyes pop, try using makeup and clothes in colors that complement your eyes. Apply a light concealer under your eyes, which will conceal any dark rings that can distract from them. When you apply eye shadow, opt for a warm tone like beige or light gold to make your eyes stand out.
Then, dot a little light-colored eye liner in both corners of your eye to make it look bigger and brighter. Besides your makeup, choose clothes in a different tone of blue to make your eyes stand out, like baby blue for blue-grey eyes. Additionally, bring out the contrast in your eyes with warm-toned accessories, like orange or rust colored scarves or hair clips.
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How can I make my blue eyes look brighter?
Today, we are going to continue our “Making Your Eyes Gorgeous” series for blue eyes! Did you know that blue eyes are the most recent eye color in the history of the world? According to a study from the University of Copenhagen, a genetic mutation 10,000 years ago impacted melanin production, thus creating the very first blue eye color.
- Before that, everyone’s eyes were brown! So, to get back on topic: blue eyes must be associated with specific colors to call attention to their beauty and make them shine.
- Otherwise, they can quickly lose their sparkle.
- That said, how do you highlight blue eyes ? Are you ready to learn how to master a simple and sophisticated makeup application? With these tips and tricks, making your blue eyes gorgeous will never be easier.
Roar! You have green or brown eyes ? Discover all our tips to highlight your green eyes or to highlight your brown eyes, The Perfect Colors for Your Blue Eyes To make your blue eyes pop, finding a complement is key. The color wheel is a must for makeup artists and non-professionals alike to help guide the best makeup application. What color is opposite of blue on the color wheel? I’ll let you guess.
- Tick-tock, tick-tock! Give up? The answer is.
- The eyeshadow colors that are complementary to blue are yellow and red,
- Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you to paint a sunset on your face.
- But to target the most flattering shades for you, it is best to go for tones close to red and yellow.
- When you use the right colors, your look will be 100% sultry, guaranteed.
Roar! The range of makeup colors for blue eyes is quite large. Gold and hues with tints of red and yellow, like orange, copper, and warm, brownish tones are perfect for emphasizing your blue irises. The contrast between these pigments and the blueness of your eye will really make them pop! So, as you can deduce, warm shades brighten up blue eyes and make them dazzle and shine.
Discover the ALL TIGERS Eyeshadows Trio Tiger’s Blue Eyes : warm tones specially for blue eyes. Other colors, like purple and pink, are other great options to bring out the loveliness of azure eyes. A pretty, pastel pink is an absolute plus for blue eyes. And every year, pastel colors make their way into the spotlight for spring.
For beginners, it might be a good idea to mix a light, pastel shadow with a darker liner along the lid for stunning eyes. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3! Pastel colors are also great for adding to the inner corners of your eyes to make them bigger, brighter, and doelike.
- Pastel makeup might be scary, but if it is used in moderation, it is soft, sweet, and lovely all at once.
- Yeah, ladies, keep this palette of unique and trendy shades close by for blue eye makeup that is delicate, graceful, and nude.
- Roar! A simple taupe shadow is ideal for highlighting blue eyes or adding to a sultry smoky eye for a night out on the town.
That said, gradients of black and chocolate are great for creating a sensual look. For special occasions, gold, silver, and gray are also great alternatives since they make your stunning blue eyes the main focus. Our quick beauty tip: If you have dark hair, you can opt for metallic colors,
If you are blonde, go ahead and select golden hues and warmer tones, You’ll be good to go. Promise! To discover all the shades that will ferosciously highlight your blue eyes, it’s juste here, Now let’s move on to the shades you’ll need to avoid. Colors to Avoid for Blue Eyes Avoid tone-on-tone! Steer clear from blue and green eyeshadows.
A color that’s too close to your own irises makes your eyes look small and scrunched. But if you absolutely have to try it out, go for a blue smoky eye with a shade that is darker than your own, A combo of blue and silver, or blue and gold, creates an immediate and dazzling effect.
- Got gray-blue eyes? Than you can definitely go for bluish tones if you apply them with a gradient effect.
- Our simple makeup tip : If you want to make your eyes look bigger, add just a touch of light to the inner corner of your lid.
- With the ALL TIGERS gold, silver, or pink eyeshadows, you’ve got bright, shining eyes.
You will be the epitome of glamour and style. Our Selection of ALL TIGERS Eyeshadow Pencils ALL TIGERS has just what you need to play up your baby blues. The 3-in-1 pencil is 100% vegan and cruelty-free, contains up to 100% ingredients of natural origin and is quick & easy to use.
Dark Brown 303 “SET YOUR RULES”
Dark brown is perfect for bringing out your blue eyes, especially if you use it for a smoky eye or gradient effect. Feel free to add more shadow if you want a sultrier look.
Copper 310 “WINK AT CHALLENGES”
Looking to truly illuminate your eyes? Just add copper, and you are ready to go. The bronze-orange contrast with the blue makes them incredibly bright. The tip, rich with moisturizing ingredients, is also a plus, thanks to its smooth, easy application. You can play with your makeup looks for your blue eyes according to how you feel and what you want!
Taupe 309 “LET YOUR EYES TALK”
Taupe is a very delicate shade of brown. Blended with copper and dark brown, your look will take on a fabulous glow. This natural eyeshadow in taupe goes well with cooler shades, like blue.
Gold 311 “WATCH ME REIGN”
This golden eyeshadow is filled with gorgeous sheen, which reflects the light and makes your eyes simply radiant. This is a must have if you want to draw attention to your eyes.
Silver 301 “PURSUE YOUR VISION”
Metallic shades make blue eyes pop. So, dare to go bold! This silver tint is great for adding a little bit of light and shine to your look. How to Makeup Your Blue Eyes How about we show you how it is done? This will be the best way to get a visual and see how it looks on you. Got blue eyes? Let’s go! Grab your gold, copper, and brown eyeshadows. Roar! Step 1: Apply the natural eyeshadow in copper to the entire lid of your eye.
- Then use a flexible brush to spread the shadow until it almost reaches your eyebrow, making a dark to light gradient effect.
- Don’t forget to make it subtle.
- Step 2: Take the brown pencil and apply it to the outer corner of your eyes, using a brush or your finger to lightly spread it.
- Step 3: Add a touch of gold shadow to the inner corner of your eyes to make them shine.
Step 4: Use the brown pencil to trace a line at the edge of your upper eyelashes. Step 5: Finish it off by applying a volumizing black or dark brown mascara to your lashes. Want to draw attention to your blue eyes? Don’t forget your brows! Choose a pencil or brow mascara that is close to or the same color as your hair.
- Eyebrows give the face its shape and look.
- So, make sure they are well defined.
- And what if you added the final touch of clean lipstick for a fabulous mouth? The goal of makeup is to highlight your natural beauty.
- So be sure to follow just a few rules, without forgetting to have fun and go bold.
- Remember, you are free.
This makeup for blue eyes will help you shine and make the gorgeous color of your eyes pop. When it comes to applying makeup to your baby blues, see to it that your eyeshadow contrasts with the color of your irises. You can play with several complementary shades for either a soft or daring look.
- So, in short: blue eyes pop with colors like orange, copper, brown, and gold,
- More mysterious colors such as chocolate, gray, and black make your eyes look more intense.
- You don’t have to go all out for gorgeous makeup.
- What are your favorite colors to highlight your blue eyes? Do you like to use pastel eyeshadows? You want to take the reins of ALL TIGERS? Just follow us on Instagram and let your voice be heard.
We consult our community every step of the way. Ready to roar? ROAARRR!
Do blue eyes let in more light than brown?
Are People With Blue Eyes More Sensitive to Light? – The pigmented epithelium (protective tinting) in your eyes can be viewed when looking at the color part of your eye known as the iris. Differences in iris color can be related to experiencing more or less light sensitivity than someone else.
- Generally speaking, patients with lighter color irises, such as blue or gray, experience more light sensitivity than someone with brown eyes.
- The density of pigment in light eyes is less than that of a darker colored iris.
- When light hits a dark-colored iris, the higher density in pigment blocks the light rays.
This is similar to how a pair of sunglasses blocks light. When light hits a lighter colored iris, more light is transmitted through to the back of the eye resulting in more light sensitivity. Additionally, the pigment in the back of the eye (retina) may also be less dense in a patient with lighter colored eyes, thus resulting in even more light sensitivity.
How can I bring out my natural eye color more?
Can I Change My Eye Color Permanently and is it Safe? – Permanent changes to eye color can be achieved through iris implant surgery, corneal pigmentation, and laser eye color change. Iris Implant Surgery is a procedure that inserts a prosthetic iris into the eye.
It was originally developed to treat iris defects such as albinism and aniridia. It is not, however, approved for cosmetic purposes to permanently change eye color. Iris implants that are used for This procedure for non-medical and cosmetic purposes are considered extremely risky and haves thus been prohibited in the US by the FDA.
Risks include reduced vision or blindness, corneal injuries leading to vision problems, and cataracts. The risks for permanent vision loss and blindness far outweigh the cosmetic benefits of an eye color change. Keratopigmentation or Corneal Tattooing involves injecting or tattooing pigmentation into the cornea to create the perception of various colors in the iris.
Originally used for problems with corneal opacity caused by leucoma or keratitis, this procedure is not recommended for cosmetic enhancement to eye color. It is a semi-permanent option and complications include infection of the cornea, light sensitivity, and risk of inadvertent globe penetration via entry into the anterior chamber.
Laser Eye Color Change uses a laser beam to remove pigment from the iris surface to reveal the blue and green colors lying underneath the melanin. In the US, the STRŌMA procedure was first patented in 2001 and continues to be in research and development.
- The procedure permanently changes eye color and can take several treatments to achieve the desired effect.
- In 2015, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warned consumers about the need for clinical trial testing to determine potential safety risks associated with laser surgery to change eye color.
The AAO has expressed concerns about how liberating pigment could cause glaucoma, a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, and uveitis, a form of eye inflammation. At this time, it is not recommended or safe to pursue procedures for permanently changing eye color.
Is there a way to make your eye color more vibrant?
Stay up-to-date with the latest from 20/20 Onsite – It’s not an uncommon thing to have wondered before if your eyes are capable of changing color. At some point or another, we’ve all wanted to have different eyes just to see what they’d look like. And as crazy as it may sound, eyes can absolutely change color! How does this happen? Let’s start with the basics. First of all, the iris is a muscle in the eye that gives it its color. With light, the iris can either expand or contract in order to control pupil size. The pupil shrinks when exposed to bright light, whereas it grows in dimmer lighting. When the pupil changes size, the pigments in the iris either compress or spread apart, which causes a slight change in perceived eye color,
- Age Babies are usually born with light blue or gray eyes, yet as they grow, their eyes often get darker. This is because eye color is determined by your genes and the melanin level on your body. As you grow up, the melanin level increases around your pupil, making the eye darker. However, 10-15% of Caucasian eyes change to a lighter color as they age, as pigment in the iris changes or degrades,
- Exposure to the sun Melanin production can be activated through solar exposure, meaning that a prolonged time exposure to the sun could make your eyes darker.
- Emotions Certain emotions can change the size of your pupil and the iris color. When you are happy, angry, or sad, your body releases a hormone that makes your pupil size change, When you’re happy or angry, your eyes usually become more vibrant, while when you cry, your eyes obtain a reddish color, making your eyes appear brighter.
- Clothing and makeup Darker clothes as well as some color makeup on your eyelids, or white eyeliner, are all things that can make your eyes look more vibrant and brighter, This is just a matter of perception, not reality, but your eyes will definitely pop a bit more than usual!
- Your diet They say you are what you eat, and for the eyes this is entirely true! The type of diet you keep will influence your eye color. Here are some of the foods that change your eye color if consumed often : Spinach: It’s richness in iron will make your eyes look younger and shine brighter! Organic honey: Regular consumption of honey could make your eye hue lighter and brighter. Fish: Consuming fish can increase your eye color strength and depending on the consumption, this changes could be permanent. Olive oil: Many people believe that adding olive oil to your diet could change the shade of your eyes. Onions: Regular intake of onion has shown gradual changes in eye and skin color. Nuts: Add different nuts to your diet and your eyes could gradually get a lighter color. * Note : Roasted nuts won’t affect your eyes since their nutrients (what might change your eye color) have already been destroyed by exposing them to high temperatures. Chamomile & Uva Ursi tea: eyes relax and pupil size changes, making the eye appear a different color (usually a warmer shade),
- Your health Your eye color can also change to a yellowish or greenish shade when you are unwell or if you have an eye disease such as : Horner’s Syndrome: A complication with the third cranial nerve. This disease could make the affected eye(s) change to a lighter color. Fuch’s Heterochromic Uveitis: A chronic mild inflammation of the front section of the eye. Pigmentary Glaucoma: In this type of glaucoma, the pigment on the back of the iris is disrupted and the loose pigment granules collect on the back of the cornea. This loose pigment could also collect on the front of the iris, changing the color. Medication for glaucoma c ould also affect the color of the eyes.
There are many reasons why your eyes may at least appear to change color. In certain cases, like eye disease and changes in your diet, your eye color may truly change. However, many times it is only a matter of perspective and elements that can reflect into your eyes, tricking the mind of those looking at you into thinking your eyes just changed into a different shade.