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Seven Makeup Tips to Make Your Eyes Pop

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Seven Makeup Tips to Make Your Eyes Pop

It can be hard sometimes to get the perfect eye look to make your eyes really standout. With these seven easy steps, you can wave goodbye to dull looking eyes, and say hello to a new eye poppin’ look!


The first thing that is crucial to know before you do any eye look, is to understand what colours compliment your eye colour. Having a makeup look that matches with your eye colour will always make your eyes pop.


Blue Eyes:


Dark colours such as purple are guaranteed to make your eyes pop, if you want to stand out. The colour purple helps to accentuate the colour of blue eyes. However, during the day when you may not want to stand out as much, but still wish to have your eyes do the talking, neutral tones can also do wonders for blue eyes. A neutral colour can do just as much as a daringly dark colour. A light coral or champagne colour will help to bring out the blue colour in the iris.


Steer clear of an overly smoky look, as you don’t want to deter the attention from your eye colour. And of course, make sure you blend the product well!


Brown Eyes:


If you have brown eyes, you’re in luck! As (almost) any colour really does go well with brown eyes. In particular a bronze colour will help them to stand out. In addition, blending a black eye shadow into the crease of your eyes, will help your eyes pop just that little bit more.


However, while brown eyes can almost match with any colour on the wheel, make sure you are careful with colours such as blue and pink. Avoid bright blues and try to use pinks with a gold or brown undertone, to help catch the shine in your eye colour.


Green Eyes:


Depending on the shade of green, for example if your eyes have an emerald shade, using a plum or bronze will help bring out the green colour of your eyes. It will also really make them stand out. Although, if your green eyes have a hint of yellow, to help your eyes pop use colours such as light purples or browns with a light undertone. Make sure you steer clear of eye shadows with a silver colour. Make sure again, to blend the product well, so that all colours you’ve used come together, to make sure your eyes are poppin.’


Steer clear of using an eye shadow that is the exact same as your eye colour. This will only cause a clash between your eye shadow and your eye colour. It won’t allow your eyes to pop the way they should.


Now that we have established what colours accentuate the three most common eye colours, we can get into the nitty gritty parts of making sure your eyes pop.



1: Apply a light highlight colour to your brow bone, to help lift and brighten your eyes, this goes with absolutely any eye colour or look. Most people forget this easy tip. However, once you’ve tried it you will never go back.  Make sure you blend the product in well to the brow bone.


2: If you’re using a foiled or metallic eye shadow, spray a bit of MAC Fix+ or some setting spray onto your eye shadow brush. Then dip your brush into your eye shadow, and apply it as usual. This really helps to bring out the pigmentation of a foiled or metallic eye shadow, and really intensifies a look that makes your eyes stand out.


3: Make sure you prime your eyelids before applying eye shadow, just like a face primer it helps to increase the longevity of your make up. It also helps to maintain the intensity of an eye look. It will ensure your hard work and blending is guaranteed to stay in place, the whole day or night.


4: If you want to make a big impact, applying false lashes instantly intensifies an eye look, and makes your eyes look bigger as they create a fuller look.


5: Using a white eyeliner or flesh coloured eyeliner in the waterline of your eye, helps to brighten your eyes. It also can make your eyes appear bigger. Avoid using a black eyeliner on the waterline, as it does have the tendency to make your eyes look smaller.


6: To cover undereye circles or puffiness, apply a brightening concealer after you have applied your foundation. This will help brighten and boost the look of your eyes. I recommend Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£3.99).


7:  Depending on your skin’s tone, apply a lighter coloured eye shadow, a light champagne, gold, or flesh coloured highlighter into the inner corners of your eyes. This will help to brighten the area, and make your eyes look bigger.  A inner corner highlighter will complete your entire eye look.


Of course, there are many other tips to help your eyes pop, but these seven are my top tips. Applying these steps in your eye look will certainly make you and your eyes stand out from the crowd.

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