Hello SOTGC community,
As we’ve all experienced, eye shadow and eye liner trends change as often as the runway fashions. “Playing” with eye makeup is a fun way to express your creative side every single day. Different looks for different occasions from day to evening, work to play. While the cat eye of the 60s and blue shadows of the 70s have made their comeback, it’s with greater elegance and understanding of complimentary color with which we apply them today.
Gone are the days that we must match our eye shadow to our outfit. Instead, we know the very best way to help our eyes make a statement is to make the color of our iris pop. It’s still totally acceptable to play with a little touch of bright hues that match our shoes or accessories, but learn the best foundational shades for your gorgeous gazers and you can bet you’ll get noticed and be heard at your next executive presentation.
The traditional color wheel is the cornerstone in the art of eyes that mesmerize. To make your eye color truly stand out and not be washed out is to chose shades opposite or contrasting to your eye color on the color wheel. Eye shadows and liners are a bit more technically involved than the basic color wheel and here to explain this very simply so we can all follow the “rules” is my favorite celebrity makeup artist, Robert Jones (if you watch all the way to the end, you’ll get a bonus training on the best cheek color for your skin tone):
Find your eye shade below and try some of the most flattering colors this weekend. Remember, the color rules apply to both shadows and liners. If you’re under the age of 65 and have hair and lashes that have any level of color, black mascara is for you. Only wear dark brown mascara if you are extremely fair with very light or silver hair.
If you’re already a pro, I dare you to try a new combination or a new technique. Don’t let your style be stuck in the last decade. A fresh face and bright eyes go a long way in our non-verbal communication and personal statements. (Click on the photos below to go to your personal “play” page for eye application tips.)
Brown Eyed Girl,