Post # 1
I have big blue eyes that honestly I think are my best feature but for some reason they always appear brown/very dark in pictures. Has anyone else experienced this? I don’t wear makeup often but I want to for my rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party (unsure if I’ll even have one though), and just events coming up. Does anyone have makeup tips/products to make blue eyes appear more blue?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
graduatebride : Maybe some dark eyeliner? Have you heard of tightlining? If you don’t wear a lot of makeup tightlining keeps a natural appearance but can brighten your eyes and make your lashes look thicker. Try black or dark brown and some dark mascara too. Also, are you pics being taken in poor lighting?
Post # 3
frillsandthrills : I thought it was lighting at first but then saw a picture of my fiance and I together and his blue eyes are very prominent whereas mine are dark. I’ll look into tightlining. Thanks!
Post # 4
Are your pupils large? I’ve noticed my SOs big blue eyes do this as well, and I think that’s the reason. As for making them appear more blue I agree with the prior poster. Black mascara is always good with blue eyes, even if a person has fair skin and light hair, as long as it’s not over applied.
Post # 5
I have blue eyes and to make them pop, I have a few tricks! I actually do a light pink eyeliner on the inside of my eyes (around the tear ducts, close to the nose. Then I do a copper eyeliner (the orange makes the blue look bluer) along the bottom waterline. Lastly I apply some pink in my eyeshadow. Look for a rose gold palette (I use CoverGirl sometimes, it doesn’t have to be expensive). I do a highlighter (from the eye palette) with a hint of pink, and an all over shadow with some pink. The rest I do in browns (for every day) and some navy blue (on special occasions). Brown and pink will really help your eyes pop!
Post # 6
I would be careful with some pinks – pinks and reds can make eyes look tired (and like you have pink eye).
Generally you want to go with complimentary colors. For brown eyes (which are neutral), that would be blues, greens, and purples. Green eyes would be things with reddish undertones like plums and warmer purples, and rose golds. For blue, it would be oranges, warm browns and golds, and anything with an orange undertone (like peach or copper). Orange makes a great crease color paired up with a warm brown on the lid and peach as a transition up to the brow. My most frequently used color is Makeup Geek’s Chickadee. I’ve also done a foiled orange on the lid with a mid-tone brown in the crease for a more dramatic take on it.
Post # 7
I think a lot depends on lighting. My eyes come out very pale in some photos (think Cillian Murphy/Bradley Cooper) taken outside and under regular house light they appear much darker(think James McAvoy). I’d talk to your photographer about it. I’m not a big makeup fan, other than liner and mascara.
Post # 8
Also be cautious using shadows or liners that contain red dyes. Many people are allergic including myself. I have to be careful with reds and purples