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Eye Palettes To Enhance Your Eye Color: Blue Eyes

Welcome to my fourth and final installment of my Eye Palettes to Enhance Your Eye Color series. This post focuses on blue eye shadows to make your baby blues look bad ass!

After consulting with many makeup mavens and experts, I've discovered that it takes more than just one color to make blue eyes bold. The perfect palette is hard to come by, but I've found a few that get the job done well. Each of these include three to five shades of just the right blue hues to perfectly enhance your eyes.

The lightest neutral shade is the accent color that should go just beneath your brow-bone, the medium color should be swept all over your lid and the darkest gets applied to the crease.

Pop Beauty Eye Cake in Blue Eyes, $19, is a gorgeous palette consisting of five different colors designed to bring out the pop in your blue eyes. The colors are smooth in texture and rich in pigment and will draw oodles of attention to your eyes. Consider yourself warned baby!

For more palettes to enhance blue eyes,

Sephora Colorful Eye Shadow Palette in Jean Attitude 02, $24, is a collection of four blue-hued silky soft shadows. They are formulated with vitamins and herbal green tea to soothe your delicate eye area.

This palette comes in a cute (and rather large) circular compact that also includes a double-ended applicator. You can use all of the shades wet or dry, separately or blended together.

Eyeshadow Trio Expert Wear by Maybelline in Blue Slate, $5.29, is an inexpensive way to experiment with color. These powder shadows are long-wearing, crease, smudge, and streak resistant. The trio is all you'll need for eye popping attention! The palette also includes a double-sided shadow applicator.

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aicrag aicrag 8 years
Ladies,my eyes are blue-green that change to grey at times. My eye color pops when I wear a grey blue eyeshadow on my lid with a deeper charcoal or brown in crease with a amethyst colored eyeliner and black mascara. Pink/gold blush and little color on lips. Works for me....Try it!
tundrababe tundrababe 9 years
It says on the baby blues link: "If there’s one thing to remember when it comes to blue eyes it's this: Never match your eyeshadow to your clothing or your eye color! If you have blue eyes, wearing blue eyeshadow makes your eyes look duller - and complementing your clothing has been out since the 80’s. Imagine if you were wearing red or black? YIKES!" Now you're saying you can wear the same color shadows as your eyes to enhance them?
cubiclequeen cubiclequeen 10 years
As a brunette with blue eyes, I have to agree with audreystar. I get the most compliments and wows when I wear lavenders and greys. My current faves are Lavender Fields quad and Crushed Velvet quad by Maybelline.
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Hi Everyone, Wow. This post really hit a nerve. Ok, if you click on where it says baby blues in the first paragraph, you will see that color wheel that I wrote about long ago. You are all correct about wearing oppositte colors. That is what makes them pop....however, you can also wear the same color shadows as your eyes to enhance them. You don't have to go overboard and wear only blues, but have you tried mixing in navy eyeliner, and light blue shadow as a highlighter and to the corners of your eyes? This post was really about featuring blue eye shadow palettes. I guess I should have presented it that way instead. Thanks for all of your comments.
baltimoregal baltimoregal 10 years
OK ladies- my $.02- I have blue eyes that are pretty big with a touch of grey, very fair , red-toned Irish skin and blonde hair. I NEVER wear any of the eyeshadow sets made for blue eyes- blues, coppers or browns. My reasons are: 1. There are so many different shades of blue eyes that it would be hard to have a "one-size-fits-all" kit that would work. 2. I would look terrible in the brown/bronze/copper shades because it they make my skin look sallow. 3. I wear wear lots of blue and find the shadow clashes more than matches-tends to overshadow rather than highlight. I actually think it's a better idea to buy eye color based on what color family looks good on you. I have cool undertones in my skin so I let that guide me. I wear subtle purples and greens to bring out those tones in my eyes, or greys and silvers to make them pop. Dark green, grey, and navy liner also works to make them stand out even more. I'd be glad to make recommendations- or let me know what you think! BaltimoreGal
MzAquamarine MzAquamarine 10 years
yeah i always thought blue takes away from blue eyes...but i do like the bad gal blue mascara for accents...maybe just blue eyeliner instead of shadows?
ENoel ENoel 10 years
Don't get me wrong, Barbie is my hero, but even she hasn't worn blue eyeshadow since the 80s. Blue eyeshadow makes my naturally blue eyes look more gray or green than the blue that they really are. If I do feel like giving blue eye make-up a go, I just line the bottom lash line. The whole lid is just too much. And a blend of colors like blue, purple, and green is much more interesting and brings out more color. All blue? No no.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 10 years
Well I don't know about blue eyes because I have brown.. I'll have to try blue out on my sister to see what all the fuss is about :ROTFL: But I wear brown shadow w/ brown eyes and its fine.. do your eyes have to POP 24/7????????? Its all personal preference anyway maybe some blue eyed girls look good with blue shadow :PEPINO:
yayita yayita 10 years
I dont know much about makeup, but when Fab first came ons he did an eye makeup wheel blog that talked about complementary colors........Still everyone needs to learn, so give her a chance :p Who is the "materialists"? has been a member for 6 weeks yet has only really commented on BellaSugars post? hmmmmmmm...
LisaK LisaK 10 years
Appears no one agrees with you :yikes:
JessNess JessNess 10 years
CGW- the reason your eyes appear bluer when wearing blue is because your eyes reflect the blue light coming off the shirt. The same concept does not apply to blue shadow though. I have blue-grey eyes and no shade of blue compliments them and believe me I have tried just about every tone of blue. I find it tends to make my eyes dull. Im sorry Bellasugar but every color here and even where to apply them is just wrong. The closest any blue eyes should get to wearing blue shadow is GRAY. But even gray does not make them stand out and black is too harsh for most blue eyes. The best shades are copper and bronze. They really do make your eyes brighter and more intense. Orange or coral shades are also awesome for blue eyes. I love BE Citrus Twist as a reference for a great coral color. Blue for shirts and sweaters work for your eyes but no blue shadow!!!!!!!!!
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
I have blue-green eyes and have to stick to coppery tones and pinks or my eyes look utterly ridiculous.
audreystar audreystar 10 years
i can't wear blue eyeshadow and i have blue eyes. i wear plums, pinks and greys.
riva riva 10 years
Reading this, I was confused too. I also have blue eyes, pale skin und blonde hair and wearing blue eyeshadow (which I did when I was younger) makes me look like a Barbie doll too. My eyes stand out the most when I wear a bronze or golden eyeshadow, but I also like pink, green, plum or grey colours. Anything but blue.... -- Of all the things I've lost, my mind I miss the most.
la_clique la_clique 10 years
I gotta go with a big DISAGREE on this one, I am a blue eyed blonde and I look like a Barbie when I wear blue eyeshadow. I can et away with lavender and eggplant, but blue? Not a chance.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
Yeah, you are right RCL, that is a very basic rule for eyeshadow. While it may work for some people (I like to wear blue because it makes my eyes look more blue, while green makes them look more green) it definitely does not work for everyone. Contrasting shadows are really what make eyes stand out!
CGW CGW 10 years
It sort of makes sense. I mean, when do your eyes look the the most piercing? Maybe mine are different--I have dark blue eyes, but my eyes stand out the most when I wear a blue sweater or a blue shirt. I've never tried to blue eye shadow thing, b/c I too was taught not to match the shadow to your eye color, but maybe it will work! I'm up for trying it at least.
the-materialist the-materialist 10 years
You're not outdated at all, RCL. It's one of the fundamental principles of color theory- that's why it's still true. (and bellasugar? either the picture or the description for the Pop Beauty palette is incorrect- the Blue Eyes palettes from Pop are actually browns and I couldn't find the palette you mentioned on Sephora. D: )
eleven11 eleven11 10 years
RCLdesigngirl - you are right on target. Blue-eyed gals should wear coppery-brown tones...and sometimes just a DOT of blue directly above the crease and lined up with the center of the pupil. THIS will make blue eyes stand out like NOTHING else!
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 10 years
I'm confused...I've read and heard a million times that you should never match your eye shadow to your eye color if you want to make them pop... It's the complementary color principle. Red and green are complementary colors, so they will always look brighter when placed next to each other (same with blue and orange, purple and yellow, etc.). So, for instance, I've heard that if you have blue eyes, you should look for coppery brown tones; if you have green eyes, you should look for plum/wine shades; and if you have brown eyes, you should look for (believe it or not) blue shades. What am I missing?? Am I totally outdated?
the-materialist the-materialist 10 years
I.. are you kidding? I mean, perhaps for some people, but my eyes are very large and very blue and wearing blue shadow on them is the worst thing I could do. (I should know, I just did it the other night.) Not wearing blue eyeshadow when you have blue eyes is a rule of thumb for a very, very good reason- it makes your eyes look dull and muddy. Wearing a blue shirt and a subtle, contrasting eyeshadow makes your eyes pop far more, and it looks much better.
kendalheart kendalheart 10 years
Okay I get the purple but BLUE?? Wow, that is crazy and I just might have to give it a try!!
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