What is the best eyeliner for blue eyes? There are many colors to choose from. Of course, green, brown, gray will look great. Others you can line them with according to beauty blog bethbenderbeauty.com are “purple, lavender, plum, taupe, gold, silver, bronze, slate, and blue.” We have more insight including tips on how to use eyeliner to bring out blue and blue-green eyes.
If you have just been slapping any old eyeliner color you get your hands on, then we got news for you. There is a right and wrong way to wear it. The right way is to choose the best eyeliner color for your eye color. The wrong way is, well, what we just described above.
This article takes you through how to get eyeliner color for your blue eyes. We also snuck in useful tips for what color works you and the different hair colors so you get even better at doing your perfect makeup. Let’s take a look at the best color choices for you.
Best eyeliner for blue eyes
A good eyeliner choice will do all of the following things for your eyes;
- Make your eyelashes appear fuller
- Bring out their shape
- Bring out the blue in your eyes/ make them pop
Eyeliners are available in mainly three forms on the market. Liquid, gel, and pencil form. This may not have a bearing on your eye color, but the kind of eyeliner you choose does determine the result you end up with overall.
Liquid and gel eyeliner are for precise, and dramatic looks like cat eye and winged eye while pencil liner is great for smoky smudgy looks. Eyeliner is also available in cake form.
Contrast and complimentary colors
You have two categories to select from when it comes to eyeliner colors that will flatter your blue eyes. Colors that contrast with blue, or colors that complement blue.
Colors that contrast with blue includes brown, orange and bronze. Eyeliner colors that will complement them are purple and navy blue. Black and charcoal grey are neutral colors that will accentuate them.
You can look outside the contrast or complementary boxes though.
Purple Eyeliner for Blue Eyes
This magical color will accentuate the blue in your eyes when used in your eye makeup. Allure gives purple as one of the prettiest color makeup colors for blue eyes. “The amethyst and royal purples can be used as allover shadows or concentrated as liners.”
Don’t feel limited to the suggested shades though, explore different shades. If you happen to have a light complexion, you can carry many shades of light purple. Dark shades, on the other hand, will not be your best compliment so don’t go too heavy on them.
Brown Eyeliner for Blue Eyes
Brown eyeliner will accentuate blue eyes beautifully. Wikihow says “The warm tones found in brown or taupe will contrast with your blue eyes, making them appear brighter.”
Wisegeek also recommends brown liner too saying, “People with blue eyes often can wear a neutral brown to enhance their eye color.”
It would not be a bad idea to consider using brown eyeliner as your day to day go to liner instead of jet black which can be a bit too stark for them. Chocolate brown for example will give you the dark concentrated line you may be seeking black without stealing the thunder from your eyes.
Can you use a green eyeliner
According to makeup-mania.net, “the best color that will make your eyes stand out is the green one.”
Marie Clare also gives emerald a high rating saying “Cool blue eyes will pop against a contrasting but complementary deep green emerald shade, which will accentuate flecks of gold that might be hiding.”
Green seems to have the vote as possibly the best eyeliner color because it straddles the contrast and complement line.
You can even explore metallics if you are looking for a bold statement. You will also be right in the trend as wearing metallic and or shimmery liner is a hot trend right now.
According to Allure, “When warm metallics pick up gold flashes in the iris, they really light up cool blue eyes,”
We are thinking metallics in green would be the closest thing to perfect if you are considering colored eyeliner for you.
Gray is a great color to outline your eyes with. There are several reasons it is a great eyeliner choice for you. It is less intense than black which can be too dramatic and also if laid on heavy makes your eyes appear smaller. It also sets off the blue in your eyes. You can wear charcoal grey in place of black eyeliner too.
Top tips to make you look great
Here a few more useful tidbits on eyeliner colors to go gor.
- Bronze or brown are your best bets, according to makeupandbeauty.com. You may need to choose the brown or bronze or brown with the right intensity for your skin tone. Darker ones for darker skin and light versions of the same if you are fairer.
- You can totally wear blue eyeliner for blue eyes,” the only thing you need to ensure is that your eyeliner color should be a shade deeper than your eye color,” according to makeupandbeauty.com. Go ahead and try navy or metallic blue as they tend to be on the darker side. Apply lighter shades only if you have very light blue one.
- Against your eye color, black and brown liners give a bold result while charcoal gray and midnight blue are the go-to for a softer look. Specific shades of bold eyeliner colors to go for are “jet black, chocolate brown” according to makeup.com.
- Wearing a brand in a blue too close or similar to your eye color will make your eyes appear dull and no makeup tutorial will save eyes dulled by the wrong color liner.
If they are blue-green?
These eyes can fall into different hues and color combinations. From gray-blue to blue-green and several shades in between. Most of the suggestions given here will make any them captivating.
If however, yours are more blue-green, you may need a little more insight. Plum and purple eyeliner flatters green eyes and can be a good color to coax the green in your eyes to stand out more. Dark brown will also make your eyes pop. According to Wikihow, “Green-toned eyeliner, such as teal or turquoise, works especially well with blue-green eyes, as it will bring out the green flecks.” The green will also draw out the blue, which makes it a win for blue-green eyes.