Post # 1
Hello bees! I need some suggestions for colors to use on my eyes for my wedding. Below is a picture of me at in my friend’s wedding. I chose to go with a four pallet eyeshadow from Maybelline that tells you where to place the different colors. (love that!) It was a group of blues and a white for the brow area. I normally wear a combination of browns (again a Maybelline set of four). I thought of going to Sephora for a make-up session, but they make you buy a $50 gift card before beginning and my budget is getting tight so I’m just going to do my own. I might play around with some different looks this weekend. Any ideas bees?
Post # 3
I have coloring similar to yours…i have very dark hair and very blue eyes. I love a smokey look. I usually do smokey browns or smokey greys…i find that smokey eye look really makes my eyes pop. Although, i think we’re lucky….with the dark hair/light eyes combo, it’s not too hard to make our eyes pop 🙂 post pics when you decide on what to go with!
Post # 4
@sparkleeyes: I did my own makeup too, and I have blue eyes! I ended up going to the MAC counter and they suited me up with the look below. I wanted soft browns and pinks to look a little glam but natural. I used their eye shadows called “Naked Lunch” (champagne color with a little sparkle), “Wedge” (matte gray/brown), “Haux” (matte cranberry), and “Mylar” (satin off white). I also used brown eye pencil on the top and black along the lower lash line. If you google dupes for the MAC colors, I’m sure you can find them for a lot cheaper!
Post # 5
@Ms. Library: So I decided to stop by the MAC counter tonight and see what tips they could give me. I too like a natural look, but I told her I wanted my eyes to pop as I felt they were my best asset. This is what I got:
Needless to say it’s not as natural as I wanted, but it definitely makes my eyes pop! She gave me some great ideas though and had me thinking about colors I never considered before. I purchased their liquid liner, but I don’t think I’ll be making my eyes this dramatic. I’ll have to play around with it a bit. I will also have to hit the drugstore for some less expensive shadows. Wow, I would have been out quite a lot if I had bought everything she had suggested!
Post # 6
I like that look! Here is a pin of mine that I think is super pretty also for blue eyes!
Post # 7
you have beautiful eyes and really lovely skin. But honestly I think the MAC person did you a disservice with that makeup and those colors. I think the lipstick is too brown and the eye liner on your bottom lash line drags your eyes sort of down instead of lifting them up. Honestly I’ve never had a good experience with mack make up artisist,
I have very similar coloring to yours. Light skin, blue eyes, auburn hair. Here are my suggestings. For eye shadow, purples and bronze colors make blue eyes pop. Those are my go to colors. I use black eye liner but go heavier on the top lid then the bottom. I do a thin line on the bottom lash line, then take the shadow i did in my crease and use that to line underneath the bottom lash line, giving it a smuddgy, smokey look that looks soft. You want to make sure it’s heavier on the top so your eyes lift up and don’t seem droopy.
For cheeks, a pink blush like Nars Orgasm is super flattering. Use a bronzer to conture around the cheecks bones, forehead and jaw line. Use a highlighter to accentuate the apples of your cheeks, (under the blush).
go for a berry color lip, (light or dark).
My best advise for you is to look at a tone of youtube tutorials on wedding makeup. They are a great resource.
By the way, I think you look lovely in the first picture you posted in which you did your own makeup. It needs just minimal tweaking.
here is a pictures from my makeup trial that shows the makeup well, (I think).
Post # 8
You’re eyes really are amazing, but I have to agree with @Meowkers. The MAC makeup artist didn’t really give you what you asked for, or what would suit you best. I have eyes of a similar shape and size as you, and by rimming them in black she really made them look small and withdrawn. I’m not a makeup artist, but as someone obsessed with makeup I’ll share the tips that I’ve found most helpful when I’m going for a natural look. Hopefully you might find something to help you too.
- Avoid heavy/dark eye makeup on the lower lash line and it draws the eyes down and makes them appear less open
- Use a darker colour through the crease to create definition
- Avoid using dark colours on the centre and inner corner of the eye, as they make the eyes appear closer together (in fact, adding a white or shimmery light colour to the very inner corner looks gorgeous and makes the eyes look further apart)
- Extend eyeshadows and liners slightly out beyond the outer most border of the eye, to elongate it
- Use a thin line of black eyeliner above the upper lash line to make them look fuller
And, probably the most effective thing I do to make my eyes stand out it to play up the lashes. I find anyone can wear almost no eye makeup and I’m still instantly drawn to their eyes if their lashes are big, full and dark. For me this means using a good mascara that won’t clump and lengthens the lashes (I highly recommend Maybelline Falsies Mascara if you are looking for an amazing cheap one). I’d also recommend playing around with false lashes. You can get sets of 10 decent quality natural looking lashes for around $1 on ebay, you’ll just need some Duo glue or something similar.
As for colour, I don’t have blue eyes, but blue eyes will stand out again almost any colour. If you’re going for a natural look, I would recommend neutrals like creams, taupes and browns. They look amazing with blue eyes.
No matter what you end up doing, you will look amazing!
Post # 9
I asked my MUA to give me a natural look that made my eyes pop. She went with golden brown and taupe colors and I think it worked wonderfully. Here’s my day of makeup look to give you and idea.
Post # 10
I have blue eyes. Our eyes will pop against almost anything. Best suited though are grey/silver, orangy based shades (bronze), deep blues (navy) and violets. As mentioned by PP- only line half of your top and lower lid, apply a light shimmer to the inner corner. Berry lips will suit your skin tone best and use a neutral blush.
Post # 11
I agree with the posters above who suggested that the MAC MUA did not do a great job.
Personally, I prefer to wear warmer neutrals (think bronze, copper, warm browns, etc) and find that those give me the best “natural” look while still making my eyes pop.
A cheapy quad that I like is Maybelline “sunlit bronze”. I find that it’s very shimmery, though, and wouldn’t really recommend it for wedding makeup. Most MUAs suggest using matte colors for photographs. The cheapest brand that I’ve found that makes a variety of matte shadows is NYX. It’s sold at Ulta stores, so I would start there. Ulta has a great return policy, too, so if you don’t like the shades once you get them home, you can return them.
I usually wear brown liner, but when I want to be dramatic, I wear black on top, and a very thin line of brown on the bottom. To get the bottom liner thin, I usually try to gently apply “above” my bottom eyelashes (trying to aim for between the water line & my eyelashes, if that makes sense), then lightly smudge to even out the line.
I agree that “highlighting” the inside corner of your eye & applying a darker shadow in the crease would do wonders to “shape” your eyes how you’d like them. There are lots of tutorials you can watch at makeupgeek.com (and elsewhere on the web) to see what “shapes” you might like for eyeshadow. It’s fun to test out different looks!
I also agree that the shade of lipstick is not very flattering, though I can never find a shade that’s “just right”, so I don’t have any suggestions 😛
You are lovely, but I think that the way you did your own make up is closer to what would look best on you than what the MUA did. 🙁
Post # 12
I think you did your own make up better than the MAC counter, it could have been the artist was more into strong lines and colours (sometimes they don’t listen). I LOVE dior eyeshadows, they last for hours. I have green eyes. But I think you need more brown / golden / grey tones on your eyes, the MAC ones seem a little too harsh and black, in my opinion. I would also try out some fake lashes if you want your eyes to pop (done properly, you won’t look or feel like you’re in drag).
I love this (sorry it’s HUGE):-
Post # 13
@sparkleeyes: Wow you have an infectious smile! I have similar coloring to you as well, and I agree with @Meowkers suggestions. It looks like your MUA went with a grey liner, but I think light brown liner would be much more suited for under your eyes (with a MUCH lighter application).
For events, I generally put a few individual false lashes on the top, use either a taupe/brown palette or light pink/purple palette for eye shadow, minimal brown liner on the outside of the bottom lid, black liquid liner with a slight wing on top lid, and finish it off with black mascara.
Also, for you, I think shaping your brows would have a big effect, and since it looks like your brows are pretty light in color, get a eyebrow pencil and fill those babies in!
Post # 14
I definitely agree with the previous posts. The MAC person did a huge disservice to you. The foundation looks fine, but that lip color looks like it would wash you out quicker – you need a lighter color or a darker berry color. Something with a hint of pink/purple in it instead of red/orange, if that makes sense. And your eyes in that picture – it truly looks like you got beat up. I’m sorry, but she did a terrible job.
Most makeup artists I’ve seen have told me to do something in the orange family with my blue eyes. It always ends up looking terrible, IMO, because while orange may look good with blue eyes- I have light skin and that makes it look bad. Gold, brownze, brown, taupe, on the other hand, always looks amazing. So does light pink, suprisingly. I also think a lot of blue makes light skinned people in particular look like clowns… and it ages them. That’s a late 80s look IMO – and I’m not fond of it. The first picture you posted looks good but I wouldn’t go with blue for the wedding.
I love jpalm’s comment: “Our eyes will pop against almost anything.” I find that to be true for most people with blue eyes!
If that’s too long to read: try light pink, brown, taupe, gold, brownze for the eyes.
Here’s some pictures of what I think would look good for you:
Post # 15
Other than my blush being a little heavy I loved my makeup. I think something similar would really make your eyes pop.
Please ignore the funky look on my face. I have no idea what was going on there.
Post # 16
I went to MAC with my Aunt (who did my make-up) and we got one of the gals to show us the new Winter Collection and bought the “Warm Fabulously Festive Face Kit”. Pretty sure most the shadows can be bought separtely, now. Also bought another lipstick from them, “Cosmo”. After my Aunt finished, I wanted my liner a bit darker (since it usually is on a daily basis) and so my Mum used some dark purple shadow and pencil liner. Came out perfect. Also used fake lashes…