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Best Makeup For Brown Eyes

We’ve covered green, we’ve mastered blue, now we’re on to the most widespread eye colour there is; brown. Although the brown-eyed beauties may be the most common, they are far from dull thanks to the myriad of unique shades. From the deep, dark browns to lighter shades and more hazel tones, brown eyes have a depth of colour like no other.

If you’re sporting a pair of brown peepers, you really have scored in the makeup stakes. There isn’t all that much that doesn’t suit you and you can experiment with all kinds of looks and colors.

Celebrity Inspiration…
Natalie Portman has a pair of very light brown eyes that she’s made stand out with lashes that could kill.

Pretty Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl fame knows how to work her deep, dark brown eyes

Learn to Love…
There’s not a lot you shouldn’t learn to love when you’ve got brown eyes. Most shades suit and the world is your cosmetics oyster! Unlike other eye colours, matching your eyeshadow to your irises can do your huge favours. Start to embrace brown-on-brown with a bronze shade like Bronzite.
Generally speaking, shades that are lighter than the natural color of your eyes can be used to create a subtle look whereas shades that are darker and more intense will lend a dramatic look to your eyes.
Try these hues on for size…
– Blue – especially blue-grey shades
– Plum
– Gold
– Vanilla
– Purple and violet

Steer Clear of…
There’s not much you can’t pull off, experiment with as many hues as you please.

Your Everyday Eyes…
1. Apply a highlighter to the eyelid right towards the eyebrow.
2. Take an indigo shadow and apply it from the inner corner of your eyelid and sweep it out to the outer corner of your eye, with the line getting thicker as you go. Blend well.
4. Take a touch of violet and apply to the inner corners of your eyes and blend into the indigo well
5. Apply plum eyeliner and black mascara
6. Use a brow pencil to define your brows

Your Product Prescription…
Liqui Liner in Plum Fizz
Mineral Matte Shadow in Indigo

Mineral Matte Shadow in Hyacinth
Brow Blender Pencil
Lush Mascara in Black

Best Makeup for Blue Eyes

Last week we showed the green-eyed girls how to make their eyes really pop. This week it’s all about you blue-eyed babes.

A mere 10% of the population have blue eyes but each and every pair is unique. From grey-blue to deep dark shades and everything in between, the spectrum of the blue hue is never ending. No matter what you’re shade, you should learn to bring those baby blues out and we’re here to show you how…

Celebrity Inspiration…
The much admired Angelina Jolie has beautiful blue eyes and without the traditional blonde hair!
And Cameron Diaz is a blonde-haired blue-eyed beauty we can’t get enough of…
Learn to Love…
Contrast is key when it comes to making your eyes pop. Often, very neutral shades with clean eyeliner and fierce lashes can go a long way in creating blue eyes that really stand out. Try variations on these shades to discover what really works for your unique shade of blue…
– Taupe
– Khaki
– Chocolate brown
– Camel shadow
– Gold
– Bronze
– A smidge of white in the inner corners of your eyes
– Grey
– Try an intense smokey eye for a hot night-time look

Steer Clear of…
– blue shades
– pink
– bright purples

Your Everyday Eyes…
1. Apply a highlighter to the eyelid right towards the eyebrow.
2. Apply a neutral shade (like taupe) to the entire eyelid and blend above the crease
3.Take a chocolate brown or khaki and apply it from the inner corner of your eyelid and sweep it out to the outer corner of your eye. It will get thicker the further out you go. Blend well.
4. Take a touch of white and apply to the inner corners of your eyes
5. Apply black eyeliner and mascara
6. Use a brow pencil to define your brows – it helps bring out any eyes!

Your Product Prescription…
Signature Quad in Nakeds
Mineral Eyeshadow Single Compacts in Opal
Liqui Liner in Anisette
Lush Mascara in Black

You guessed it, next week we’ll be showing you how best to master the art of brown eyes…

Best Makeup for Green Eyes in a Flash

We thought we’d start a regular ‘Best Makeup for’ segment on the blog to answer some of the questions we know you need answered. We’re going to put the spotlight on different features each Friday and give you a fast guide to making it work.
If you’d like to hear about something specific, we’re more than happy to help out. Just let us know on our Facebook page or in the comments below!
To kick it all off, we’ll be focusing on eye colours beginning with green eyes.

Green eyes are a rarity and those lucky enough to have them are sure to turn more than a few heads, especially if they know how to work them! Follow our flash guide to perfecting your eye look and you’re sure to leave people green-eyed with envy!

Celebrity Inspiration…
The gorgeous and talented Adele has stunning green eyes that she really knows how to work to her advantage!

Learn to Love…
They say opposites attract, right? Well that certainly is the case for you green-eyed beauties! Anything with red tones will help bring out the green in your irises.
The following shades will help bring out your eyes… 
– warm shades
– browns, particularly chocolate tones
– hunter green (great for a night out when you want to amp it up)
– gold or copper highlights
– taupes and apricots as highlighters
– plums and purples (you can also try a plum mascara to really send your lashes fluttering)

Steer Clear of…
– blue shades
– silvers

Your Everyday Eyes…
1. Apply a highlighter to the eyelid right towards the eyebrow.
2. Use a taupe or apricot next and apply it to the whole eyelid and blend it just above the crease
3. Then use your third color (chocolate brown, dark green, copper, etc.) and apply it from the inner corner of your eyelid and sweep it out to the outer corner of your eye. It will get thicker the further out you go. Blend well.
4. Apply a chocolate eyeliner and mascara as you normally would
5. Use a brow pencil to define your brows – it helps bring out any eyes!

Your Product Prescription…
Signature Quad in Trend Maverick

Brow Blender PencilAutomatic
Long Lasting Eyeliner in Bark

Lush Mascara in Lush Brown

Stay tuned for next week’s ‘Best Makeup’ look where we’ll be concentrating on our blue-eyed sisters…

March Promotion: Free Eye Shadow

Earlier in the week we brought you the (not so) tricky trend to try of Metallic Eye Shadow. We want to give you a chance to have a go at this glam look so we’re giving anyone who spends over $100 on the ELES Online Store the Mineral Shadow in Topaz and the Mineral Shadow in Moonstone completely free.

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