Blue eyes appear brown in pictures

posted 1 year ago in Beauty
Post # 2
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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 # 4
60 posts
Worker bee

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
1957 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

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
4483 posts
Honey bee

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
3941 posts
Honey bee

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
848 posts
Busy bee

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

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