I have Hazel eyes and so do many people. When choosing shadows, go by the primary color, and the flecks inside.
I really liked the suggestions of celebrity makeup artist, Aliana Lopez.
Which eye shadow colors are good for BROWN EYES? Today, we are taking a look at brown eyes. Check back later for posts for an answer to the same question for hazel and blue eyes.
Notice how the model’s eyes are brighter on the inner and outer corner and just below the arch of the eyebrow? Use a highlighter after you apply your shadow for a more dimensional and brighter look
For an evening or glamour look, use a dark brown or dark purple shade in the waterline, the inside line above the lower lashes. They apply a soft shadow underneath as in the picture.
JEWEL TONES — borrowing from my blog on sparkly eyes and this article, colors like emerald, sapphire and here in the pic, burnt orange are fun. Debora’s tip: I would use these as special event colors as the model is. And unless you are comfortable with contouring, use them as accent colors.
PURPLES — lighter skin, lavender and mauve; darker skin, eggplant and plum. Debora’s tip: Some purples are warm and some are cool. If you have more hazel in your eye, warmer tones are better and if they are a solid color brown you are more likely to use the cooler shades.
GREYS — Some artists recommend grey shadows; but I must be honest … these are shades for younger women. We women who adorn laughter lines are also losing warm pigments in our hair and skin and this makes gray shades look harsh.
Youth Inspired Trends for Spring 2018
Create a look of Ageless Beauty: add a pop of bold color above and/or below the lash line. Place colors sparingly where there are fewer wrinkles. Add bold lip and eye pigment for a stunning look when preparing for special events or big weekends.
Remember, lighter hues are perfect highlighters. See the example below from Bodyography—sold at OTP. If you are not a fan of glitter, try matte Olive, Plum or Grey shades in the corner of the eye.
Jada (below) applied an “attraction color” under the eye, and a neutral liner and shadow on top. To avoid a heavy look to the eyes, always use a neutral shade in the contour area. More on that later.
The trend today is we—whether, millennial, boomer, senior, other people group or considerate friend—must avoid looking like our grandparents. Vivian Diller, Ph.D. writes from her book, Face it: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change.
Vivian speaks a lot about the generational differences—millennial vs. boomer—and their opposing attitudes on beauty. According to current media—of which this writer is in full agreement—equal expectations fall on both the baby boomer as well as the millenarian. Below are two photos from Closer magazine of Jane Seymour and Maye Musk (Elon’s mother): Jane commented recently, “I feel sexier now than when I was younger.”
P.S. This blogger feels that what is happening for boomer women can easily be applied to boomer men. Sporting the young wife and a luxurious lifestyle is no longer enough; he must also look amazing—think George Clooney—more on him later!
Maye, mother to Elon Musk, radiates confidence amidst bold but modern style.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
My grandmother was in her 40’s when I was a toddler. Several years ago, I recognized her face reflecting in my mirror—not even my mother’s features anymore— FEAR gripped me! Wanting to stop and even reverse this process, I began the search for the fountain of youth and made a few discoveries. In this blog, I will slowly reveal what I learned and how you can apply the same techniques, tips and tricks to your routine. Check back here often and follow me as I share my beauty secrets.
Have you pondered why older women are called handsome? It is because women tend to look more masculine as they age—cruel! I remember my 40th birthday, I was more concerned about the age than noticing my face was falling! My wake up call happened by year 50. One day I noticed my eyes a little heavier, then my nose began to grow bigger—glancing back at earlier photos, the slow fading of features cannot be overlooked—as in REAL photos, not digital. Yes, slowly it happened to me; I decided to pour all my time into training to be a hairstylist and makeup artist and to share what I was learning about myself, makeup, and hair, and staying “On Trend” in a youth-oriented society with … you!
Let’s begin with Elena, she was 50 at the time of this shoot. These 6 points above are key and I will expound on each detail during the next 30 posts. These principles are foundational for any age; less harsh color and more contour creates a softer and less masculine look at this stage of life and beyond.