how to match your makeup to your eye color

Makeup tips

For my fellow makeup wearing friends.

• Black eyeliner on your bottom waterline may make your eyes pop like fire, but it also narrows your eyes (helpful for my large eyed friends).

• White eyeliner on your waterline makes your eyes seem a lot bigger.

• Get some pencil or gel eyeliner that matches your mascara for your upper waterline. This’ll keep that annoying little flesh colored space that pops up in between your lashes and your top eyeliner

• Learn how to contour. That shit can create magic for your face

• Blush is hella awesome. Use more softer, skin tones for a natural look, and pretty pinks and reds for a bold look

• Blue eyes? Coppers and neutral eyeshadows will make your baby blues pop

• Brown eyes? Blues, neutrals, basically any cool colors. Be proud of your pretty warm eyes ♡

• Green/hazel? Warm colors, neutrals (literally neutrals go with anything!)

• All mascaras are not the same! Find what you need the most. If you have long lashes, but they’re thin, find some volumizing/plumping mascaras. Short but thick lashes? Lengthening mascara.

Feel free to add on! ♡


Reading List: How to Match Eyeshadow to Your Eye Color, Soccer Player Robbie Rogers, and More

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss.

1. Color Guide: Ever wonder which shade looks best with your brown eyes? Watch this video tutorial on how to match your shadow to your color. And don’t feel left out, we have videos for green and blue eyes too!

2. Work Out Like an Olympian: Catch up with U.S. soccer player Robbie Rogers over at the Men’s Guide to find out what he listens to while working out.

3. Why Fruit Is the Hottest Beauty Ingredient: From green-apple peels to cherry-tinted lipsticks, nature’s candy is giving synthetics a serious run for their money.

4. Happy Birthday, Birchbox UK! Today marks the one year anniversary of our London office! Take a look at their long list of totally sweet thank yous.

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Sephora PRO artist Helen Phillips shows off two looks using SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush.


THE TIP: “For a doll-like look, apply blush only to the apples of the cheeks in a rounded shape. Then match your lip color. Keep the eyes simple by just applying mascara to the top lash line—it will keep your flushed look focused!”


THE TIP: “If you’ve always wanted to try a purple-hued blush but don’t know how to wear it, make it a monochromatic look. Apply blush not only to cheeks but also under eyes as well. To define the eye, add a bit of black liner and mascara. Then apply a similar shade of lip color to create a sophisticated spring look.”