From smoky and sultry to fun and flirty, eye makeup can change your whole look. Choosing the right makeup for your eyes involves more than just picking out your favorite shade, however. For the most complementary look, you should select your shades based on your natural eye color. These quick and easy steps will help you choose the perfect eye makeup for those beautiful blue eyes.

Choose an eye shadow that complements your blue eyes. Shades in the brown, rose and violet families are best. The warm hue of these shades contrasts with the cold tone of your blues to really make them pop. Use a shade that is darker in tone than your eye color to make your baby blues shine.

Select a brown shade of eyeliner. The harshness of traditional, black liner will take away from the natural beauty of blue eyes. Choose a dark or medium brown liner to highlight blue tones.

Use brown or brown/black mascara. Any mascara will naturally open and brighten your eyes. However, a natural, brownish shade will do it without drawing attention away from the blue color of your eyes.

Apply a light or neutral tone blush and lip color. Keeping the rest of your makeup minimal will naturally draw attention to your eyes.


  • For a smoky, sultry look use dark, grey tone shadows and liners that do not compete with the blue of your eyes.

  • Many cosmetic brands such as DuWop and Pop Beauty have specially formulated eye color combinations and compacts designed just for those with blue eyes.