Make Your Eyes Pop!

Sometimes you see people and they’re eyes stand out more than usual. It could be because of the colors they’re wearing, the way they’re makeup is done, or the surrounding environment. Whatever the cause, it most likely has to do with specific colors influencing their eyes.

Specific colors make other colors more pronounced. These color pairings are known as “complimentary colors”. For example, red is the complementary color of green, and orange is the complementary color of blue. This is why you see a lot of redheaded bombshells wear a lot of beautiful green dresses – the dress compliments they’re amazing hair color.

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The color theory also applies to eye color. A way to make your eyes pop is to paint your lid with your eye’s complimentary color. For blue eyes, that means using a lot browns that incorporate orange undertones.

On Erin, I used a light brown on the inner lid and a darker brown on the crease in outer lid. Both browns had orange undertones that contrast well with her blue eyes and really make them pop!

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If you have green eyes, using browns with red undertones will help bring out your natural color, just like if you have brown eyes using violet and bluish tones will help accomplish the same look!

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Steps To The Perfect Wing

Winged eyeliner can be a tricky thing to get right. Sometimes one eye comes out perfect but the other eye looks like you fell face first into a Sharpie marker…

Sometimes one wing is going straight up to your eyebrow while the other wing looks like it is running away to your earlobe..

A lot of people try to get the winged look by flick their eyeliner/brush at the end of the eye. This method leaves a lot of room for error…

The best way to accomplish even winged liner is to actually start at your bottom lash:

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  1. Draw a small line from your bottom lash line towards the end of your eyebrow, stopping a third of the way (or however long/short you want the wing)
  2. From the tip of the line, draw a connecting line back towards your top lid (this can be however thick/thin you’d like)
  3. Fill in the open space
  4. Done! The perfect set of wings!