They say opposites attract and the same is true for colours in that colours opposite each other on the colour wheel complement each other. Apply this logic to eyes and the colours opposite your eye colour on the wheel will compliment your eyes and make the colour of your eyes really stand out. As you can see on the colour wheel below reds and purples will make the green of my eyes pop. For blue eyes reds, browns and golds will work and on brown eyes greens, blues and purples.
Below I have an eye look using purple eye shadows and you can see how green my eyes look with the contrast of the purples.
1. MAC Satin Taupe in outer corner and crease
2. MAC Nocturnelle on the centre of the lid
3. MAC Pink Freeze in inner corner of lid
4. Smashbox Limitless eyeliner in Black Violet
5. MAC Parfait Amour lined over the Black Violet eye liner.
6. L’Oreal 4D Mascara.
So there you have a purple eye look to bring out green eyes. What eye shadows do you use to bring out the colour of your eyes?
Today’s eye look is a departure for the neutral toned browns and golds that I usually go for, I felt like having a bit of fun with one of my favourite eye shadows MAC Satin Taupe. Satin Taupe is a really great colour to have in your collection because it’s very versatile. You can use it on its own all over the lid and in the crease. You can use it in the crease for a contour or use it on the lid with a darker colour in the contour. Another way of using Satin Taupe is as a base under other colours; it can completely change the colour that you layer on top of it. It’s also a really great colour for lining your eyes because its dark enough to define the eyes but it’s not too dark so it’s great for a softer look or if you are like me and feel that black looks too harsh all around your eyes. If I use black on the top lashes then I can use Satin Taupe on the bottom lashes to neutralise the harshness of the black. So here is today’s taupe and pink ombre look:
First I used Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe as a base all over the lid and crease.
Then apply MAC Satin Taupe by loading it into the outer corner and blending it towards the middle of the lid and crease.
Next I applied MAC Pink Freeze by loading it into the inner corner and blending it towards the centre of the lid.
Then I dipped my brush into MAC Hepcat dabbed it right in the middle of the lid.
To finish I just lined the top lashes with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, lined the bottom lashes with Satin Taupe and loaded on Lancôme Hypnose mascara.
What eye shadows do you think are really versatile?