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Friday, April 4, 2008

Friday Talk: Makeup Mistakes-Brown Eye Shadow

Oh yes people, I'm going there. I know, I know. Most of you love your brown eye shadow, believe me I know. It was the bane of my freaking existence when I worked at the counter. Women would come in, dark hair, brown eyes, medium complexion and tell me they wear "browns" when they sat in my chair. I converted most of them, I'm happy to say, to SOMETHING else.

Now, if you're among the 8% of the world's population that has blue eyes, I want you to wear your brown eye shadow proudly (but please change it up sometimes, too). If you're from Iceland, stop reading now. Something like 90% of you have blue eyes, and you clearly can wear every shade of brown your little Scandanavian hearts desire.

OK, down to business. If I'm taking away your brown, I should at least give you another option or two. My favorites are:

Brown eyes: purples if you prefer contrasting colors, golds if you want complimentary, and blues if you're really bold. Oh yes, I said blue.

Hazel eyes: Mauves are great on you. You can totally wear the purples, too. If you like teal, it'll bring out the gold tones.

Thanks, Lindy, for telling me I forgot the green-eyed beauties out there. Forgive me!
Green eyes: green eyes look amazing with soft violets, and peach is an unexpected but gorgeous shade for you. They're hard to find, but Elizabeth Arden makes a great one, I think it's called Fizz.

If you're REALLY interested in knowing what'll look great on you, go to a craft supply store and get an artist's color wheel. See what's opposite your eye color, then experiment away. I actually own red and yellow shadows; you'd be amazed at what they can do! Let me know what you try!

2 comments:

Lindy R said...

What about if you have green eyes?

heather said...

Excellent question! You can tell that I sometimes blog while a) tired b) distracted or c) both of the above.

I'll edit to add, but green eyes look amazing with soft violets, and peach is an unexpected but gorgeous shade for you. They're hard to find, but Elizabeth Arden makes a great one, I think it's called Fizz.