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Eye makeup for x eyes

Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Friday, November 09, 2007 7:36 PM (Eastern)

Eye makeup for brown eyes...eye makeup for hazel eyes...eye makeup for green eyes...eye makeup for blue eyes. This comes up a lot, on various boards.

One of my stock pieces of advice is to find an actress or model with your eye color, and something close to your overall coloring (it doesn't have to be exact; it can be as simple as "coolish" or "warmish," "fair" or "deep"), and observe what she's doing with her eyes. It's much easier to do this now than before, with Google Image Search. Television serials work well too, since you get to see the same character over and over again (hopefully with close-ups).

Here are a few examples:

salma hayek eyes

Salma Hayek demos one of the many looks brown eyes can wear, a version of Dain's silvered beige concept, with matte black lashes and defined brows.

salma hayek dogma

Okay you can't see much eye makeup here; this is a purely gratuitous Salma Hayek/Dogma pic, but I highly recommend the movie, and was thrilled to see someone had uploaded the entire thing to Youtube (the above shot is from my favorite scene).

rachel weisz

My girl Rachel Weisz shows a look for hazel eyes. I love this picture anyway, for its generally un-Photoshopped appearance; you see flaws, sure, but tiny flaws only throw big virtues into high relief.

Observe a slight reddish/orange tone to the shadow, which enhances the olive green in many hazel eyes. (Use lavender to "pop" gold.)

And speaking of green...

lisa edelstein

It was somehow much easier to find pics of Lisa Edelstein wearing classic purples, than the deep apricots she often uses on House. This is the closest I could find:

lisa edelstein

...but the rendition on House is usually quite a bit heavier and more dimensional.

joely richardson

Blue eyes...many role models here...Brooke Shields, Jasmine Bleeth, Joely Richardson (above, with Portia de Rossi). On Nip/Tuck, Richardson usually sports taupe shadows, or versions of cool purples. Warm-toned blue-eyed ladies can go for bronze, copper, peach, even orange.

images courtesy,,,,,


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2 comment(s)
November 10, 2007 11:01 PM, Blogger Anne said...

A beautiful product that I love on green and/or brown eyes:

Laura Mercier Titanium Metallic Creme Eye Colour

November 12, 2007 11:47 PM, Blogger Colleen Shirazi said...

Hey, thanks for the tip! :)


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