Blue eyes are striking on their own, and once you add makeup, it’s game over. With a makeup kit full of blue-eyed must-haves — like the right bronze and orangey shades of eyeshadow — you’ll have all the tools you need to perfect an everyday makeup look. Ahead, check out our step-by-step instructions and tips to accentuate blue eyes using eye makeup.
STEP 1: Prime Your Eyes
Prime your eyelids by applying a color-correcting concealer, like the Urban Decay Color Correcting Fluid Concealer (check out our guide to color correction here). The doe-foot applicator deposits just the right amount of concealer. Swipe the concealer wherever you have discoloration and blend with your pinky or ring finger. Top it off with a bit of foundation to smooth over your skin tone and help shadow adhere to your skin better for a makeup look that won’t budge all day.
STEP 2: Shape and Fill Your Brows
Accentuate your brows by filling in any bare areas and shaping them with the Maybelline New York TattooStudio Waterproof Eyebrow Gel. Pick a shade that’s the same color as your eyebrow hair and then fill in your brows, following their natural shape.
STEP 3: Apply Your Eyeshadow Base Shade
Using a flat eyeshadow brush, apply a matte brown base color to the lower half of your lids, blending it up to the crease. Try a matte brown shade from the NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals or Hipdot Elle Eyeshadow Palette.
STEP 4: Buff in a Burnt Bronze Shade
Buff a burnt, bronze shade just above the matte brown you just applied up into your crease. Make sure to blend the shadow well so the color transition is seamless. We recommend the bronze shade from the third row in the NYX Warm Neutrals Palette.
STEP 5: Apply a Gold Shade Into Your Crease
Using your eyeshadow brush, softly apply a gold eyeshadow shade into your crease. Make sure to work it into the entire crease and blend, blend (and then blend some more) for a natural finish.
STEP 6: Layer With Taupe Eyeshadow
Layer a taupe shadow just above your crease. Use a light touch and then blend until it’s barely noticeable.
STEP 7: Highlight Your Inner Corner
Apply highlighter on the inside corner of your eyes to brighten them even more. You can even use a light neutral shimmery shade from your eyeshadow palette.
STEP 8: Give Your Lashes Some Volume
Curl your lashes and apply two coats of black mascara to your top lashes followed by one coat on the bottom. A formula we love is the L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara.
Still wondering how to bring the look to life, or looking to create something different? Check out the tutorial below from beauty guru Angela Bright to pick up some more tips and tricks.