Eye Balling: How eye color plays into choice of makeup

Have you ever considered the possibility that your eye color and your eye liner play a game of back and forth with one another?

More specifically, does your eye color affect the type of eye liner color you ultimately choose?

The idea that eye liner doesn’t matter is somewhat laughable, almost the same as the comment suggesting that one size fits all when it comes to eye liners.

The truth of the matter is eye liner color does matter as certain shades of a particular hue will ultimately make your eye color pop.

Darker, brown eyes tend to work best with blue liner, while those delectable blue eyes match up perfectly with a gold liner.

While green eyes are always a stunner, a reddish, brown tone doesn’t harken colors of the holiday but instead makes those unique green eyes stand out even more so than they do already.

And as long as we are focusing on the eyes, why not ask the question how you can make them look bigger and bolder? Anyone who pays close attention to their makeup, whether you’re talking about the aforementioned eye color and liner or concealer, foundation or anything that you put on your face.

Your eyes really tie everything together from a makeup standpoint, so it’s hard not to get totally involved in making those peepers pop. How exactly do you make them stand out?

For starters, why not look at not only the eye liner in conjunction with the color of your eyes, but also get rid of the puffiness, the number one concern for eye issues, with cold, not hot in the way compresses. The cold part flushes the skin and takes away the swelling look under your eyes. Concealer, the right one, also will take the attention off the puffy eyes and back on to your eyes and all that you’re done to make them that much more important.

Equally paramount is having eyebrows that are framed for your face but also specifically for your eyes. The right frame can draw all kinds of right attention to your eyes, and unruly brows are best left to those who aren’t interested in making their eyes the focal point of their makeup endeavor.

When you think about the phrase “the eyes have it,” you can’t argue that part of your face is fair game as far as making bold decisions with eye liner and making sure the first impression, the first glance is always the best one you put forward.

Color Blocking is Staying Popular This Fall

This summer, one of the hottest trends has been color blocking. Even the fraternity brothers you saw wearing sweatpants to class everyday in college are rocking a pair of salmon pants. Color blocking isn’t going away and will only be getting bigger this fall.

Color Blocking for Beginners

While color blocking is a must for any fashionista, it can be a pretty scary trend. Color blocking requires you to be bold, flashy, and draw lots of attention. If you are concerned about looking like a circus clown, start small. When you begin color blocking, start off by Googling the color wheel. Stay safe by going with colors you know are complimentary or colors that are in the same general family. Something you can also do is go with neutral colors paired with some bold metallic accessories.

Color Blocking Looks to Try

• Denim: Colored denim pants are everywhere these days and one of the hottest color blocked looks. Grab your pants and throw on a light-blue shirt and some neutral flats. You’re going to look really hot.
• Color Blocking at Work: I’ve worked in offices before where they want no-nonsense attire. You may have to tone it down, but color blocking can make work a little more cheerful. Mix a sleek, black look with some bursts of color. The black will keep the color toned down and professional, but still offer some fun.
• Clashing: This is a look to be tried only by seasonal color blockers. Grab two hues of the same color that are just slightly off from one another. You can add bold accessories to make this look even fiercer.
• Prints: Graphic, eye-catching prints are also big this year. You can combine two trends in one for a radical outfit. You want to start with the graphic piece and then choose colors to block it with. Neon and citrus tend to go great with prints. Since your clothes will be very bold, you’ll want to keep accessories and your makeup rather minimal.
• Pastels: A more basic color method is to block pastels with darker shades. This can work well at work or be used for a striking fall look.

Gray is the New Neutral Color

I’m expecting to see lots of gray this fall, as it is now the new neutral color. Sure, the halfway point between white and black has always been a neutral color, but it’s super trendy right now. Gray used to be associated with gloomy, cloudy days and drab business suits, but gray has made a comeback. Gray can be a look all to itself or can do a fabulous job accenting other colors.

With clothes on the racks, you’re never likely to see a true neutral gray, but rather shades of gray: perhaps 50 or so. Sorry about that, but I had to. Anyway, you’ll most likely see either warmer or cooler grays. When looking at warmer grays, they tend to have a more yellow or browner look to them and sometimes can even look like beige.

A cool gray will have a slightly blue look to it, and will be a bit icy in appearance. They’re meant to be fierce and sharp. Now, you can stay with all gray or pair it with other colors. So what goes great with gray?

Pairing Gray With Color

• Yellow: Since some grays appear to have yellow undertones, you can get accent them with a bright yellow. This will make the gray appear brighter, like the sun popping out of the sky on a cloudy day. Gray and yellow is for a fun, flirty look.
• Green: If you favor a bohemian, earthy look, but want something less your mother’s Woodstock clothes and more chic, then pair green and gray. You’ll still show that you’re one with mother nature, but the look will be trendier than the standard green and brown.
• Pink/Coral: Usually pink is considered to be ultra feminine, too girly, etc. Pink is always cute, but not always trendy. If you add some gray, though, then that’s another story. You’ll look like a thoroughly modern and chic fashionista.
• Plum: Plum is a very eye-catching color when put against gray. You want a lighter gray to make the plum stick out or else it will all just be dark and drab.
• Pastels: While this is a fall fashion post, a pastel with gray is perfect in warm, summer weather. It gives the gray a bit of a fun spark.