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Wearing black complements a cool blue stare -- and with the right makeup, those baby blues will look even brighter. Whether you want to celebrate your rare eye color with a pale, daytime makeup palette or take a dramatic look (and your little black dress) to a late-night party, your blue lookers can't help being head-turners.
Your blue eyes reflect light for a cool, pond-lake look. Wearing black -- a cool color -- enhances the icy edge of your rare stare. To play up this chilly look, add more cool colors to your skin. Plum lipsticks, lavender-pink blush, and eye shadows in grays, blues and purples will give you a sexy stare that will melt hearts -- even as it makes anyone who messes with you quake in her boots!
If you prefer to light up a room with a friendly gaze, fire up your blue stare and black outfit with warm colors. Peach or coral lipstick is a fun daytime look, while red will make your lips the sexy focal point of your face. A fine dusting of bronzer or apricot blush keeps cheeks looking warm. For those blue eyes, "Real Simple" recommends brown eyeliner to enhance gold flecks in your irises. A rich copper, apricot, gold or chocolate eye shadow will warm up those peepers to finish the fiery look.
A black outfit leaves your eyes with a surprising pop of color, so why not let them remain the focal point of your face? Bring out the rich blue color of your lookers with subtle colors, such as smoky grays and silvers. Gray eyeliner and silver eyeshadow create a spellbinding gaze, as these hues make your eyes look bluer in contrast. Pale, natural blush and lipstick also keep your eyes looking dark and striking.
Back in Black
Another way to make your eyes stand out? Wear black makeup that matches your outfit. This daring choice gives you a polished, put-together look that draws attention to your black clothes, while leaving the color to your peepers. Rich black eyeliner and a generous dose of lash-lengthening black mascara make the look dramatic. You can even add black eyeshadow to your lids -- or at least a dark gray or midnight navy. Keep it shimmery for a silvery, reflective quality that lightens the impact of pure black. If you keep the rest of your makeup minimal, the darkness of your eye makeup with draw attention to your baby blues.