Eyes, Glamour

Eye Love Color

Eye color was my go to make-up product when I was younger. I loved playing with all the different shades and hues. I never got a look like these amazing 16-shade eye masterpieces that you can find on Instagram or Pinterest these day, but that was pre-social media. Those looks are still way beyond my skill level. But if you are looking for simple looks that can polish your look and bring out the best of your natural features and still be applied with a toddler attached to your leg, I’m your girl. I can even throw in a little drama though I am hit or miss with a smoky eye (either I get it or I look like I’ve been hit).

Lets talk about picking your color.

I want to lead off with a quote from Pablo Picasso “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Today’s discussion is about choosing colors as a general guideline, but after you try that you can play and explore the whole rainbow to find what colors speak to you and make you feel your best.

Two ways to choose your basic colors are based on either your skin tone or your eye color.

For skin tone use neutral colors that are similar to your own skin tone in shadow and light to add some depth. These looks will be the most subtle. Check out my sample pallets below.

If you still want to keep your color subtle, but still add a little color, pick colors that are similar to your eye color. Think greys for blue eyes, mosses for green eyes, and browns or golds for brown eyes.

If you are looking for a pallet that will make your eye color pop, you want to have a little knowledge of complementary colors. Complementary colors are shades across from each other on the color wheel. Because they are opposites they make each other seem richer and brighter. So you want to pick shadow colors that complement your eye color. Blue is complemented by orange, so if you have blue eyes look for coppers and brown. Green is complemented by purple, so you can play with purples and plums. Brown is most similar to orange on the color wheel so look for blues and even some greens.

I hope you find this guide helpful, but for best results speak with someone trained to help you find the right products and get the most from them. Your local Independent Beauty Consultant has an abundance of products to specialize your skin care and makeup to meet your specific needs. Don’t have an Independent Beauty Consultant? Ask your questions here!

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