Laura Loves: How A Colour Wheel Can Transform Your Eye Makeup

Laura BLove 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.

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Let’s check out our celeb inspirations….

Scarlett Johansson – Blue Eyes

Scarlett Johansson- Physician's FormulaRust, 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

Kristen Stewart- ClarinsEven 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.

All products listed available online or from select LloydsPharmacy stores nationwide.

Written by Laura Bermingham


Laura Bermingham on Ireland AM February 6th 2015

As seen on Ireland AM on February 6th 2015.

1) Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream 30ml – €49.50

Marc_Jacobs_Daisy_Dream_Eau_De_Toilette_Spray_30ml_1405600148Light and airy, Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau de Toilette is both floral and fruity. The fragrance captivates with delectable top notes of blackberry, fresh grapefruit and succulent pear. The middle notes have rich, feminine, jasmine notes, with a base of white woods, musk and coconut water. Suitable for both daytime and evening wear, Daisy Dream will be enjoyed by women of all ages.

2) Armani Diamonds Rocks For Men 50ml

diamonds-rocks_1Armani Diamonds Rocks is a woody citrus fragrance with top notes of bergamot essence, pepper essence, apple accord, middle notes of geranium essence, violet leaves accord, marine notes and base notes of gaiac wood essence, vetiver essence and cedar wood essence. For the modern man.

3) Fuschia Free Gift with Purchase – worth €19.95

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here:

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here:

Valentine’s Day once you pay €40 or more on a fragrance at LloydsPharmacy you will receive a free Fuschia make up case with 5 miniature products absolutely free! This Offer is only available in in-store.

4) Emporio Armani He/She 50ml – €29.99 (Was €53.79/€52.00)

Emporio Armani He: A natural, sparkling blend of Japanese yuzu, sage and cardamom that harmonize with precious woods and warm musks. It was especially formulated to be a scent for contemporary and sensual masculinity

Emporio Armani She: Like the softest touch of skin on skin, this Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani Elle Eau de Parfum unwinds in perfect harmony with the body. The soft, ultra-feminine fragrance captures the innate beauty of all women. A timeless scent that caresses the skin in a cascade of delectable notes. A fresh opening of mandarin and pear lend a soft sweetness to the fragrance, together with the creamy heart of heliotrope and almond. Vanilla and cedarwood provide a resolutely sensual base to the fragrance, a warm finale that leaves a lasting impression.

5) La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume Soothing Repairing Balm 100ml – Half Price with purchase of any Lipikar product (RRP €12.50)

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here:

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here:

We also have 40% off La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume Soothing Repairing Balm 40ml – €4.50 (was €7.50) with no purchase necessary available online & in store.

6) Nivea Q10 Range – Various prices


Nivea Face Care Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle System helps fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and visibly smooths the skin.


Click the banner below to view more amazing offers available in-store and online this February at LloydsPharmacy.







Love is in the air, Valentine’s Day is nearly here to brighten up February! Tot up the cost of a night out, flowers and Champagne, and celebrating your love can become quite the expense. So this year, why not get your other half some beauty, it is the gift that keeps on giving, all year long.

Vera Wang Pink Princess 30ml

Vera Wang Pink Princess 30ml – €19.99

Let’s talk fragrance. A bottle of scent lasts 12-18 months with every day use, that’s a pretty great gift. Younger girls who love fashion and celebrities will know the designer Vera Wang. Her Pink Princess fragrance comes in a heart-shaped bottle with a crown for a lid, your girlfriend will feel like Royalty (RRP €39.95, now €19.99, saving 50%). On a tighter budget? Beyonce’s Wild Orchid was €25.95, now €14.95, that’s super value for a 30ml scent.

Beyonce Heat Wild Orchid 30ml - €14.95

Beyonce Heat Wild Orchid 30ml – €14.95


Emporio Armani He/She 50ml – €29.99

Premium fragrances are always popular, Emporio Armani He or She 50ml Eau de Parfums come with 42% discount, instead of being €52, right now they are €29.99 each. Davidoff’s Champion Energy 50ml is hugely popular, a dumb bell bottle and a citrus, spicy scent. If your guy is sporty, or even better spicy, it costs less than €20 at just €19.99 (RRP €37.50, that’s 46% savings).

Davidoff Champion Energy 50ml - €19.99

Davidoff Champion Energy 50ml – €19.99

There’s lots of premium fragrances at LloydsPharmacy, including Gucci, Hugo Boss, Chloe and Marc Jacobs. And for Valentine’s Day once you pay €40 or more on a fragrance you will receive a free Fuschia make up case with 5 miniature products absolutely free – worth €19.95!

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here:

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here:

Another popular fragrance gift is one that includes a lightweight cologne along with body lotion and shower gel, especially if it’s from luxury brand, Clarins. From February 2nd at LloydsPharmacy choose from scents Eau Dynamisante, Eau Ressourcante or (my favourite) Eau Des Jardins that usually cost €61.70 when bought separately, right now they are €41.50, a saving of €20.20!

Clarins Eau Dynamisante, Eau Ressourcante & Eau Des Jardins – €41.50

Of course, savings are great but who doesn’t love a free gift? At present, French brands La Roche Posay and NUXE both have complimentary gifts on offer in LloydsPharmacy with purchase of other products as does Kiwi skin care range, Trilogy. If your love is already a fan, head in store and get the details.

Perhaps you’re not entirely sure what to get your other half? Let the experts guide you in store. Personalising a gift or hamper is very thoughtful and appreciated. Choose the contents yourself or get advice. Makeup is a good idea, at the minute both Rimmel and NYC are on 3 for 2 at LloydsPharmacy. The two ranges are very fashion-forward and great value. Some on-trend makeup and maybe a bottle of Juicy Couture La La which was €60, and is on special at €29.99? The staff at LloydsPharmacy are only happy to help and create your perfect gift! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

Laura Bermingham