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5 Smart Hacks to Choose the Right Eyeliner for Blue Eyes

Eyeliner for Blue Eyes
A stroke of eyeliner is all you need to dress up your eyes and look sultry and glamorous. But you should know which eyeliner color is suitable for your eye color. Choose some of the best eyeliner colors and add glory to those oceanic, deep eyes!
Batul Nafisa Baxamusa
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2018
Your eye color is determined by a polygenic phenotypic character. The amount and type of pigments in the eye's iris bring out the color of your eyes like blue, green, brown, black, etc. Just as every other trait of your physical feature is determined by your genes, so is your eye color. The eye color gene EYCL1 present on chromosome 19, gives you blue colored eyes. A genetic mutation over 6,000 to 10,000 years ago led to the development of blue-colored eyes. They are very common in North America.

Well, that's a bit of mumbo-jumbo of the genetics of the blue eye color. If you have blue eyes, then you are one of the lucky ones to have naturally different pair of eyes. In order to make your beautiful blue eyes even more attractive, it is very important to choose the right eyeliner. An eyeliner is an important part of your facial makeup and it helps to define your eyes.
Choosing Eyeliner Colors for Blue Eyes
Blue eyes have a range of color tones that vary from deep sapphire to gray-blue. The right eye makeup will help you enhance one of the most attractive features of your face. If you have light blue eyes, you should opt for milder shades. People with dark blue eyes can choose from a variety of intense shades.
Brown shade eyeliner
Camel shade eyeliner
Deep Blue
Deep blue eyeliner
Taupe eyeliner
Light Purple
Light purple shades
Lavender eyeliner
Silver eyeliner
Gray eyeliner
Violet eyeliner
If you want your eyes to really stand out, then go in for darker shades of dark brown, blacks and charcoal.
Dark green shades like dark golden green or forest green will also make your eyes look very attractive. However, lighter shades of green will make the eye color look faded.
In case you choose a blue eyeliner, it won't make your eyes look different, but dull, unless you choose a dark navy blue eyeliner shade.
You should not choose jet black eyeliner. Your color and eyeliner should complement each other and not oppose each other.
When choosing an eyeliner, follow a simple rule, darker the shade of colored eyeliner, more attractive your blue eyes look. If you want to make your blue eyes look bigger, then apply a white eyeliner on the inner rims of your eyes.
Types of Colored Eyeliners
There are many types of eyeliners for blue eyes available in the market. Each type of eyeliner offers a different texture and look to your blue eyes. You can try experimenting with some of the types of colored eyeliners for blue eyes, till you settle down with the best eyeliner.
One of the easiest and less messy eyeliner to use is a pencil eyeliner. You do not need a brush to apply and there is no fear of smudging. Just sharpen your pencil and you are ready to apply a sharp colored eyeliner to your eyes.
Liquid Eyeliner
This is one of the most commonly used eyeliner types. You need to apply it using a brush. Make sure you use an eyeliner with the thinnest brush to give a well-defined and thin line on your eyes. There are two types of liquid eyeliner, one that is in a small bottle and the other is a felt-tip liquid eyeliner that has the simple application as that of a pencil eyeliner and the precision of the liquid liner.
These are similar to liquid eyeliner and need a brush for application. They are very smooth on the eye skin, and thus, do not pull the skin as in the case of a pencil eyeliner.
Cake Liner
This eyeliner is in powder form and needs a brush for application. The most common form of cake eyeliner is your eye-shadow. Use the cake eyeliner for creating a smudge look for a smoky effect.
Kohl Eyeliner
The Kohl eyeliner are available in dark shades usually and are one of the best eye liners for blue eyes. These are available in loose, pressed powder and pencil forms.
How to Apply Eyeliner
You must have understood your options when choosing the type of best eyeliner. After you choose the correct shade of colored eyeliner, it is time to now move on to the instructions on how to apply the eyeliner. Just follow the following simple steps when applying colored eyeliner:
  • Choose a suitable eyeliner that will make your eyes stand out.
  • You should hold the eyeliner just as you would hold a pencil.
  • Then rest the elbow of the dormant hand on the tabletop.
  • The pinky finger of your dormant hand should be placed on your cheek.
  • Using the other fingers of your dormant hand, pull the skin of your eyelid taut.
  • Apply the colored eyeliner from the inside corner of the eyes, moving out.
  • Make sure you draw the line close to your eyelash line.
  • You should apply the eyeliner on the lower lid, but begin from the outside corner towards the inner corner.
Choosing the Right Eyeshadow to Enhance Blue Eyes
To complete the look of beautiful eyes, you need to apply eyeshadow, as well as eyeliner. An eyeshadow can make a huge difference making your eyes look more attractive. When it comes to eyeshadow for blue eyes, stick to colors that are in contrast with your natural eye color. Choose colors such as:
  • Taupe
  • Dark brown
  • Black
  • Charcoal
  • Lilac
  • Violet
  • Silver
  • Gray
  • Camel
  • Gold
  • Pink
  • Copper
Blue-eyed damsels should avoid using blue eyeshadow. You can use it only it you are using a really dark blue colored eyeshadow. Or else you will end up with dull-looking eyes.
The bottom line is to choose dark colors that accentuate your eyes and make your eyes brighter. Blue, jet black and light green colored eyeliners do not make your eyes stand out and make them look faded. Thus, it is best to avoid them as much as possible. Darker the shade, better is the effect of the eyeliner for your blue eyes. Hope all you blue-eyed beauties, try the above mentioned shades of eyeliners as well as eye-shadow for blue eyes and make your stunning eyes even more electrifying.
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