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?
This is the fourth of my wedding guest inspiration posts, here are the links to the first, second and third ones. The purpose of these posts is to give you some ideas on how to mix and match your accessories and dresses to get more value and wear out of them.
This green dress is by Adrianna Papell and I bought it from Nordstroms in the January sale. I’m jumping on the band wagon here as nearly every other dress on the Rose of Tralee was green. The darker colour of this dress is probably more appropriate for a wedding that is outside of summer: I wore it to a wedding in mid March. There is a lot of beautiful detail in this dress. I love the pleated one shoulder and the twist at the waist creates some very flattering pleats across the tummy. I’m sure you’ll find similar dresses hitting the shops in the Autumn Winter ranges.
And now to accessorize it. First up, we have the berry pink. While bright fuchsia would work well, I have a richer berry toned pink.
The wrap and bag are Star by Julien McDonald at Debenhams. The shoes are Menbur and I have made no secret of my love for Menbur shoes.
The necklace and earrings are from Boots.
Second, we have purple
This blazer is by Cutie and I got it from iclothing.ie. I got the bag in Penneys/Primark ages ago. Since the previous Wedding Guest Style posts I’m managed to find the perfect purple dressy shoes. They are from Shoes of Prey (shoesofprey.com) and thats a website that allows you to design your own shoes and they make them for you to your specifications. Totes cool but not the cheapest but at least you are paying to get exactly what you want (you can spend ages playing around with designs, I didn’t go mad with the design so they will work with lots of outfits).
The necklace and earrings are from Pulse Accessories. The colour of the jewellery is actually a darker purple in real life but its hard to capture in photos.
Finally is orange.
The shoes are Kurt Geiger, the wrap, fascinator, and bag are from Glitzi Bitz.
The earrings and ring are amber and from eBay. This necklace is from Gerards.
Have you any other colours to suggest to wear with teal?
I am well giddy because it’s the Friday of a long weekend and it’s also NOT baltic out. Spring is here, Yea. Today I well and truly have that Friday feeling after being a bit of a moody moo earlier this week. I’m all about joys and colour and the more colours I can pack on the better.
This ever so cute bird print top is from Awear and the cardigan is from New Look.
There is a lot more purple and pink in the top so I choose to wear it with a coral cardigan to really bring out the small bits of coral in the top and because these studded coral pumps from Pennys were begging to be worn.
The Jeans are my reliable petite skinny jeans from Dorothy Perkins so almost no bunching around the ankles of this shorty. Happy days (I’m easily pleases, sometimes).
This necklace has featured in a few previous posts (here and here) and is from Carraig Donn. As I said before, it really does work with almost everything.
How are you showing your Friday feeling?
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