Love celeb style and want to add a little of it into your own routine? Let’s take a look at some of the A-Listers we all love, in particular their eyes, and using the principles of a colour wheel see how they highlight their eye colour.
A colour wheel for choosing makeup is quite simple, look to your eye colour and at the 2-3 shades opposite it on the wheel. Whether your eyes are blue, green or hazel there are alternative colour groups, how strong you reflect the colour guide is up to you but the wheel could point you in the direction of new shades.
Let’s check out our celeb inspirations….
Scarlett Johansson – Blue Eyes
Rust, orange, peach and coral shades are opposite to blue on the colour wheel and in an instant can make this eye colour really stand out. They are warm shades which emphasises the coolness of blue, try the colour with just mascara to finish or add a touch of charcoal eye liner on the upper lash line.
Star Buy – Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush and Eyeshadow, €16.90. This palette is designed for face, eyes and highlighting. Blend together to add sheen, or pick out single shades to make your blue eyes “pop”
Kristen Stewart – Green Eyes
Even though red is opposite green on the colour chart not too many people have really strong green eye colour like Kristen Stewart has to pull it off, and she wears the shade quite a lot. So lighter green eyes should swerve more into purple shades. Getting the right shade to suit your own green eye colour can take a little research, but there is a red or purple for you, whether that’s aubergine, violet or a brick red.
Top Buy- Clarins Mono Eye Shadow #12 is a great green-eyed shade of aubergine, try it, €19.50.
Keira Knightley – Brown Eyes
Keira Knightley is our brown eyed girl and while she has beautifully shaped eyes, with subtle changes in her staple bronze/tan look manages to make her eyes look lighter or darker than they actually are. Brown isn’t on the colour wheel but it’s an eye colour that can play around with any shade on the wheel, but deep metals, brown and black can create a super smoky eye.
If you have brown eyes like Keira this lends itself to any number of looks. Want to change it up then add black or brown liner on the inner rim of the eyes.
Smoke It Up With- Fuschia’s Eye Dust Pigment in Sultry (€12.95) and line away with the Ultimate Eyeliner in Black, €14.95.
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Written by Laura Bermingham