Tuesday, January 7, 2014

glo How-To: Making Your Eye Color Pop

Guest Post by gloProfessional’s National Makeup Artist, Janeena Billera.

How to make your eye color pop


As a professional makeup artist, one of the most common question I get asked is “How do I get my eye color to pop?” I’ll tell you right now that it’s not as hard as you think. It’s all about selecting the right tools. Eyeliner is the best tool for bringing out your eye color and I’m not talking about your everyday black Eyeliner, I’m talking about color people! Think about it for a second, eyeliner is the product that is applied closest to your iris (which is the area of your eye with the most color) and since our eyes have unique multi-dimensional color, why just go with black? Using color to bring out color will truly make your eyes pop so let’s begin by taking a deeper look!


What Is the Best Eyeliner Color for Brown Eyes? 

Because brown eyes usually contain several different shades and tones, brown-eyed beauties pull off several colors. Deep purples, navy blues, and forest greens are my favorites for brown eyes because these colors can really lighten and brighten the eyes!

Eyeliners to try: Precision Eye Pencil in twilight, Precision Eye Pencil in plum, Precision Eye Pencil in deep olive, Precise Micro Eyeliner in navy.


What Is the Best Eyeliner Color for Green eyes?   

For green eyes, stick with rich colors like plums, violets, and browns/golds. All of these different shades will really play with those lighter flecks in the iris and actually give the illusion that your eyes have changed color.

Eyeliners to try: Precision Eye Pencil in plum, Precision Eye Pencil in brown


What Is the Best Eyeliner Color for Blue Eyes? 

Make your blue eyes pop with light to dark gray, steel and navy blue, and warm orange gold or bronze eyeliners. By using these different colors you can take your eyes from a deep steel blue, to a true gray, to a light powder blue!

Eyeliners to try: Precision Eye Pencil in brown, Precision Eye Pencil in charcoal, Precise Micro Eyeliner in charcoal.

What Is the Best Eyeliner Color for Hazel Eyes? 

Hazel eyes are a dream to work with because they can hold any color under the sun and morph into some pretty amazing colors. If you want to add depth try a smoldering smoky rich brown or a deep forest green. To lighten them use a gold, violet, or olive green.

Eyeliners to try: Precision Eye Pencil in brown, Precision Eye Pencil in deep olive, Precision Eye Pencil in plum.


What Is the Best Eyeliner Color for Grey Eyes? 

Grey eyes are already pretty bold. To make them stand out even more, define and sharpen the color with a rich black, or a gunmetal grey. Whitening along the waterline by using a flesh toned or white pencil will also add clarity and brighten the eye.

Eyeliners to try: Precision Eye Pencil in peach, Precise Micro Eyeliner in black       Follow my blog with Bloglovin
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