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Discover Your Perfect Palette: Dressing to Compliment Your Eye Color!

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Use these tips and tricks to style your look based on your eye color.

It is often said that “eyes are the window to the soul,” but did you know that they are also a perfect way of showing off your style? The fashion and makeup world has specific colors and tones that will compliment your eyes beautifully. From baby blues, emerald greens, or rich browns, there are endless possibilities for making your eyes POP!

Brown Eyes: 

Brown eyes go with almost everything. Both warm and cool tones suit brown eyes very well. Earthy tones like olive green, burnt orange, and chocolate brown complement your eyes effortlessly, while cool shades like navy, charcoal, and icy blues add a touch of drama. Navy blue winged eyeliner brings out the dark beauty of brown eyes. Also, test out different shades of pink eyeshadow. 

Blue Eyes:

Blue eyes are like a blank canvas ready to be adorned with hues. Embrace warm tones like peach, copper, and gold to complement your cool blues. These shades create a stunning contrast, making your eyes the focal point of any ensemble. Glossier’s Sky Wash Liquid Eyeshadow, in the shade Tarra, recently went viral for looking fabulous on blue eyes. This eyeshadow is an orangey almost copper-like shade that has an amazing effect on blue eyes. You can also try using brown mascara and warm brown eyeliner to enhance your look. One student, Rylee Dee (12), says, “I find that warmer peach/orange colors go well with my blue eyes.”

I find that warmer peach/orange colors go well with my blue eyes.

— Rylee Dee

Green Eyes:

Emerald-eyed faces – your unique eye color is already a showstopper, but the right colors can step it up a level. Opt for shades that enhance the natural green tones in your eyes, like plum, burgundy, and deep browns. These rich, earthy hues create a captivating depth that’s impossible to ignore.

When in doubt, turn to the trusty color wheel for guidance! Opposite colors on the wheel create the most striking contrasts, making your eyes pop like never before. Blue eyes, reach for shades in the orange and gold family. Green eyes, look for hues with reddish undertones. And brown eyes, explore both warm and cool tones for unlimited possibilities! “Another principle of color matching is using light vs. dark. This means using either darker or brighter eye makeup products than your eye color, because this will highlight the eye color. Light eyes would be flattered and enhanced by medium to dark colors. Dark eyes would be most flattered and complemented the most by bright and light colors” (SIMPLYMAKEUP). 

The secret to unlocking your eye-catching potential is in the perfect palette! Whether you’re dressing to impress or glamming up with makeup, let your eye color be your guide.

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Faith DeSio, Photojournalist
Faith DeSio is a senior at Yorba Linda High School. Baking and cooking continue to be her passions as she completes the Yorba Linda High School Culinary Arts program. Faith has started her own small business making baked goods - Just A Bite Bakery. Faith also loves watching movies with her friends and watching the YLHS Football games. Faith is enjoying her high school experience at YLHS. She looks forward to making her last year at the school as memorable as possible.

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    EmmaMar 18, 2024 at 1:04 PM

    Brown eyes look great with purple.
    What about hazel? Grey? Black? Bluish-green?

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    Tina PageMar 17, 2024 at 6:44 PM

    I think that’s a great idea

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