Blue eyes are a beautiful feature that can be enhanced with the right makeup. Whether you want to create a subtle everyday look or a glamorous night out look, there are some tips and tricks that can help you make your blue eyes pop. In this article, we will show you how to create a natural makeup look for blue eyes using some of the best eyeshadow colors, eyeliner, and mascara for your eye color. Follow these easy steps to achieve a flawless and natural makeup look for blue eyes.
Step 1: Prep Your Eyes
Before applying any makeup, it is important to prep your eyes with a good eye cream and primer. Eye cream will hydrate and smooth your eye area, while primer will help your makeup last longer and prevent creasing. Apply a small amount of eye cream around your eyes and gently tap it in with your ring finger. This will help to reduce any puffiness, dark circles, or fine lines around your eyes. You can use any eye cream that suits your skin type and concerns, such as the CeraVe Eye Repair Cream, which is a hydrating and non-irritating eye cream that contains ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide.
Then, apply a thin layer of eye primer all over your eyelids and blend it well. Eye primer will create a smooth and even canvas for your eyeshadow and make it more pigmented and long-lasting. You can use any eye primer that works for you, such as the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, which is a cult-favorite eye primer that comes in different finishes and shades.
Step 2: Choose Your Eyeshadow Colors
One of the best ways to enhance blue eyes is to use eyeshadow colors that are opposite to blue on the color wheel, such as warm browns, coppers, golds, and peaches. These colors will create a contrast and make your blue eyes stand out more. You can also use shimmery champagne, rose gold, or silver eyeshadows to add some sparkle and brightness to your eyes. Avoid using cool-toned eyeshadows, such as blues, greens, and purples, as they can make your eyes look dull and washed out.
For this natural makeup look, we recommend using a neutral eyeshadow palette that has a range of warm and shimmery shades, such as the Pacifica Beauty Cocoa Nudes Mineral Eyeshadow Palette. This palette has 10 wearable neutral shades that are long-wearing, blendable, and cruelty-free. You can also use any other eyeshadow palette that has similar colors, such as the Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette or the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette.
Step 3: Apply Your Eyeshadow
To create a natural eyeshadow look, you will need three eyeshadow colors: a light shade, a medium shade, and a dark shade. Here is how to apply them:
- Start by applying the light shade all over your eyelid, from your lash line to your brow bone. This will create a base for your eyeshadow and brighten your eyes. You can use a matte or shimmery light shade, depending on your preference. For example, you can use the shade “Cocoa Cream” or “Cocoa Shimmer” from the Pacifica Beauty palette, or the shade “S’more” or “Sunrise” from the Tarte Tartelette Toasted palette, or the shade “Tempera” or “Glistening” from the ABH Soft Glam palette. Use a flat eyeshadow brush or your finger to apply the eyeshadow and blend it well.
- Next, apply the medium shade on your crease, which is the area between your eyelid and your brow bone. Use a fluffy blending brush and blend the eyeshadow in a windshield wiper motion. This will add some depth and dimension to your eyes. You can use a warm brown, copper, or peach shade for this step. For example, you can use the shade “Cocoa Bronze” or “Cocoa Peach” from the Pacifica Beauty palette, or the shade “Cashmere” or “Warmth” from the Tarte Tartelette Toasted palette, or the shade “Burnt Orange” or “Sienna” from the ABH Soft Glam palette. You can also mix and match different shades to create your own custom color.
- Finally, apply the dark shade on the outer corner of your eye and along your lower lash line. Use a small angled brush and blend the eyeshadow in a V-shape. This will create some definition and drama to your eyes. You can use a dark brown, burgundy, or plum shade for this step. For example, you can use the shade “Cocoa Plum” or “Cocoa Berry” from the Pacifica Beauty palette, or the shade “Fireside” or “Cozy” from the Tarte Tartelette Toasted palette, or the shade “Mulberry” or “Noir” from the ABH Soft Glam palette. You can also adjust the intensity of the dark shade according to your desired look. For a more natural look, use a light hand and blend well. For a more dramatic look, use a heavier hand and pack more color.
Step 4: Apply Your Eyeliner
Eyeliner is optional, but it can help to define your eyes and make your lashes look fuller. For a natural makeup look, you can use a brown or black eyeliner pencil and apply it along your upper and lower lash line. You can also smudge the eyeliner with a cotton swab or a small brush to create a softer and more natural effect. Alternatively, you can use a dark eyeshadow and an angled brush to create a subtle eyeliner look. You can also wing out your eyeliner slightly to create a cat-eye effect, which will lift and elongate your eyes.
Some of the best eyeliner pencils for blue eyes are the Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner Makeup in Black, which is a waterproof and smudge-proof liquid eyeliner that has a precise and flexible tip, the L’Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible Pro-Last Pencil Eyeliner in Brown, which is a creamy and long-lasting pencil eyeliner that glides on smoothly and resists fading, and the NYX Professional Makeup Slide On Pencil in Golden Bronze, which is a metallic and waterproof pencil eyeliner that delivers intense color and shine.
Step 5: Apply Your Mascara
Mascara is the final touch that will make your blue eyes pop. For a natural makeup look, you can use a black or brown mascara and apply one or two coats on your upper and lower lashes. You can also curl your lashes before applying mascara to make them look more lifted and open. If you want to add some color and fun to your eyes, you can also use a berry or plum mascara, which will complement your blue eyes and make them look more vibrant. Some of the best mascaras for blue eyes are the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara in Blackest Black, which is a volumizing and lengthening mascara that has a soft and fluffy brush, the Covergirl Lash Blast Amplify Primer + Mascara in Plum, which is a two-in-one product that primes and colors your lashes in one swipe, and the Maybelline New York Snapscara Washable Mascara in Deja Blue, which is a clump-free and smudge-free mascara that has a bright blue color.
You have created a natural makeup look for blue eyes that is easy and flattering. You can also customize this look by changing the eyeshadow colors, eyeliner, and mascara according to your mood and occasion. Remember to have fun and experiment with different makeup products and techniques to find what works best for you and your blue eyes.