Makeup for Blue Eyes and Blonde Hair

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Eye Shadow Ideas for Blue Eyes

Women seeking flattering makeup for blue eyes and blonde hair have plenty of options. Even within this specific hair and eye color, there is a range of tones, so pay attention to your individual coloring when choosing makeup.

Selecting Makeup for Blue Eyes and Blonde Hair

The following makeup palettes will see you through a variety of looks ranging from daytime to party time.

Daytime Looks

Whether it be the office or the school campus, a daytime eye makeup look is always recommended to avoid looking garish midday when lights are bright and the environment professional. Blondes can work a professional palette by choosing neutral hues such as:

  • Taupe
  • Ivory
  • Slate
  • Light brown
  • Bronze
  • Rust
  • Copper
  • Peach

Rather than go overboard with a liquid eyeliner, keep your canvas clean with a smudge of brown pencil eyeliner on your upper and lower lashes. Depending on your underlying skin coloring, an apricot or rosy blush will flatter most blondes.

Lipstick should stay neutral to complement this fresh faced look. Shop for a rosewood or nude lipstick and line lips, if desired, in a cinnamon or a spice colored liner. Always keep eyelashes curled to draw attention to your beautiful blue eyes.

Evening Out

When the lights go dim, blondes can start to have some fun with their makeup looks. Dress up your evening look with a fresh dose of metallic sheen to reflect the beauty of your icy eyes. Silver, violet and white shadows look beautiful on blondes, and especially striking when paired with a black liquid eyeliner, cat eye style. Shop for a liquid or cream shadow formulas for sheer, yet reflective coverage.

With a few thick coats of black mascara and a sweep of rosy blush, any blonde with blue eyes will look and feel like a bombshell. To keep this look sultry, pair it with a neutral lipstick and a lip liner in a spicy nude or pink hue.

Party Time

If you're ready to get your party face on, it's time to get playful. Blondes can wear a variety of bold and bright eye shadows that are anything but boring.

When experimenting with bold eye shadows, consider the following colors:

  • Bright blue
  • Lime green
  • Pearly pink
  • Iridescent violet
  • Midnight blue

Bright eye shadows are a great way to draw attention to your blue eyes and require little other makeup to make a major impact.

Another lesser-known but worthy makeup trend that works beautifully on blondes is white eyeliner. When lined on the upper lid and paired with sheer white cream eye shadow and black mascara, blondes can capture that white-eyed retro look that made Twiggy famous.

For bold lipstick choices, go straight for the bubble gum pinks and glossy rose tones.

Complement Your Coloring

Not every blonde-haired blue-eyed woman has the same shade of hair and the same skin tone. If you really want to play up your natural coloring and skin tone there are a few extra tips you can apply to really enhance your features.

Fair Skin and Hair

Women with fair skin and light blonde hair should stick to light, pastel colors. Blush is very important for this skin type because the face can looked washed out with such fair features. The following colors can be used to highlight naturally light coloring:

  • Peach
  • Coral
  • Bubble gum
  • Iridescent pink

Bronzer should usually be avoided. Women should avoid heavy liquid foundations that change the color of their skin and use a light sheer foundation or mineral powder foundation to cover flaws. Lips should always stay light and within the pink color pallet, even in the evening.

Medium Skin

Blondes with medium skin tones, whether they have platinum blonde hair or a darker dishwater blonde coloring, can play with a variety of colors, but should avoid going too light with their makeup (even during the day) to avoid looking washed out. Don't be afraid to use bronzer and look for warm colors to highlight the face such as:

  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Dusty pink
  • Plumb

Look for darker plumb or red colors for the lips to really make the face pop.

Olive Skin and Darker Blonde Hair

Blondes with darker coloring have a bit of a challenge when it comes to highlighting their features and making their makeup look natural. Instead of using dark colors, opt for lighter warm shades such as:

  • Pale gold
  • Shimmering pinky golds
  • Light plumb
  • Apricot

These colors will add warmth to the face without making the makeup look too dark. Sweep a shimmering goldish pink color on the cheeks and keep the lip color light, with a coral or medium pink shade to highlight features.

Colors to Avoid

No matter how gorgeous your features may be, there is always a look or a palette to avoid if you want to look your absolute best. These colors are generally those to avoid for blonde-haired blue-eyed women with any type of skin tone:

  • Forest greens
  • Mossy browns
  • Mushroom taupes

In addition to ashen neutrals, blondes should also be careful with deep jewel tones such as eggplant, peacock blues and deep reds as these may not flatter as well as other colors.

Finding Your Right Makeup

Although there are many shades and types of makeup that generally look best on women with blonde hair and blue eyes, it is important to find a makeup that works for you. No matter what colors you choose, your makeup should be easy to apply and make you feel beautiful and confident.

Makeup for Blue Eyes and Blonde Hair