Eye Makeup

Stay with us, we’re just beginning to update this section. We’re going to provide new makeup tips and internet resources for amazing looks and styles. We’re starting with the eyes and we’ll cover everything from toes to hair. The first tip post is around eyes and eye makeup. Although we can provide an makeup artist with our session, often times, simple changes to your makeup. We’ll be updating eye color as we go along and provide some great makeup tip links for different looks you might want for your shoot.

Try out a few of these looks and styles and see what you like before your photoshoot. Since our sessions typically have several sets/outfits, you want to start with less dramatic first. Make sure your wardrobe has several outfits that match the look. Also, get some decent sleep prior to your shoot. Red, tired eyes can ruin even the best makeup.

Keep in mind, we work with some of the best makeup artists in the front range. If you want your makeup professionally done, we can help you with that also.

Green Eyes

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What's best for Green Eyes

Warm colors such as deep purples, plums, lilacs, golds, bronze, deep green, mauves, copper, brown, medium pinks, apricots and peaches work well for green eyes. Avoid the cooler colors such as blues, silvers, whites and pastels. These will tend to make you look washed out. Use brown instead of black eyeliners, or perhaps bronze or gold. Your lips and blushes should be similar colors. You can also match with a burgundy color for lipstick.


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What's Best for Blue Eyes

Generally, blue eyes work best with gray, violet, taupe, purple and deep blues. Using dark shades of blue bring out more natural blue tones in your eyes. If you mix black liner with bright blue, it gives you more of the popular smoky effect.

For a more fun/funky look, mix silver, fuschia or turquoise in. Blond hair, fair skin can also mix in violet, lavenders and pink where as red hair might work better with shades of brown…your hair and skin tone really call for a more natural looking eye shadow. Add a gold shimmer to the brown tones to add a distinct finished look. Blue eyes have different shades and intensity, so experiment a little to find the color combinations and shades that work for your particular shade of blue. Warm browns, taupes and soft peach colors work well also.

Brown Eyes

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What's good for Brown Eyes

Okay, here’s the easy part. Brown eyes work with almost everything stated above. Darker skins should stay away from white or light colors and look for eye shadows with deep, rich colors. Fair skin tones should stay away from the darker colors and migrate toward lighter shades.