Post # 1
Okay girls, I am trying to do DIY makep with the help of Mrs. Rainbows fabulous posts from the padt. However, I have no idea which shades to use for my eyes. I have dark brown hair and very blue eyes..they are my best feature so I want to play them up but have no idea which colors. It would be ideal if I could buy one of those premade eyeshadow palettes with the highlight, main, and lowlight colors already matched! Any beauty experts with blue eyes out there who can help? I have very lidded eyes so you cannot see much when I have shadow on, but I would still like to try! Thank you in advance!
Post # 3
I’m no expert when it comes to makeup, but I also have blue eyes and dark hair. I used a nude-ish pre-made pallet made by MAC. I also had fake eyelashes to make them pop a bit more. I haven’t seen any pro pics yet, but I loved having a more natural color.
Post # 4
a shimmery bronze that has a pinky tone to it.
There is a great cream/powder that has a nice irredescent shimmer to it made by a mainstream pharmacy brand and has 4 colors so you can do a brightener under your eyebrow and then shade how you want.
It goes on great and with a primer stays on really well. I also have very blue eyes.
Its this brand. There are a few pallets that would work well.
EDIT: Agree fake eyelashes does wonders, but if you cant then this mascara is amazing. I have never found one that looks like fake lashes except this one.
Post # 5
@Cassiopeia32: Your description of yourself sounds EXACTLY like me, lol! I have a best friend who is a professional make up artist, and he used Stila Kitten as the highlight shade; Stila Shell as the primary lid color; a MAC product in a burgundy shade (I do not recall the exact name, and I think it has been discontinued, because I could never find it) as the primary contour shade, although there was another dark berry color, too; a black pencil liner; and Dior Show mascara. I don’t know if that helps at all, but I thought I’d pass it along. (FYI, when you look at those Stila colors on the Sephora website, they do NOT look like they do in real life.)
Post # 6
Bronzey and brown colours always look awesome with blue eyes.
Post # 7
@Cassiopeia32: Coppers really pop blue eyes. If you look at the color wheel, yellow/copper/gold/burnt orange hughes are the opposite side of the color spectrum. Blue will really stand out next to those colors. I have medium blue eyes and medium-dark hair and wear those colors a lot. I actually wear my bronzer sometimes for eyeshadow… lol. I would recommend going to Mac (ONLY for eye color as their make-up makes most people break out) and having them do your make-up. Make sure they know you just need ideas for your wedding so they don’t make you up like you’re going clubbing lol!
P.s. Urban Decay has GREAT waterproof liquid liner (it does NOT come off I swear!) and they have a wonderful liquid-to-powder type foundation that feels amazing and makes your skin flawless. Mac also has great lipcolors too… I love make-up if you couldn’t tell
Post # 8
Here’s the colorwheel thingy that I was talking about
Post # 9
Omg you guys are the best! This is all soooooooo helpful! I have a liitle shopping to do, but so far these suggestions are all so great. Thank you!
Post # 10
I also have dark brown hair and light blue eyes, and I have to agree with PP: Coppery colors make eyes pop (Urban Decay with Champagne on the brow bone, half baked on the lid, and Smog in the crease is what I did as a Bridesmaid or Best Man at a friend’s wedding…it was shimmery and fun). I typically do browns/neutrals of varying shades depending on the look I want and what I’m wearing.
Post # 11
I agree with the others on colors (I have the same coloring as you). Honestly, though, I prefer to go a *little* cooler than copper, just because copper makes me look like I have bruised eyes or something (this is probably because my skin is so fair).
Sephora makes some really, really nice color palattes. They are awesome quality for $24, and there is a lot of eyeshadow in them (i.e. they’ll last a while). I just bought this one http://www.amazon.com/SEPHORA-COLLECTION-Colorful-Palette-Taupe/dp/B003UZ7YCE, which is warmer than it looks in the picture, but still cooler than copper. I think “Kiss from 10” would also probably look nice on you (from what you describe).