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If you have blond hair and blue eyes, proper eyeliner application is a must to avoid a harsh look. Take a deep breath and put your worries aside. While your light-hued hair and eyes mean color becomes super-apparent, there's no need to skip liner altogether. Opt for eyeliner colors and styles tailored to your coloring and you'll see just how easy it is to achieve a beautiful look.
Classic Cat Eye
If you're a fan of classic, '60s-inspired looks a la Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, opt for a cat eye. While you may worry that a heavy black line will be too much with your light hair and eyes, it actually pops and looks beautiful. Use a black liquid liner to create a thick line along your eyelid, angling it up ever so slightly at the outer corners. If you feel the black is overpowering, dust a cream- or taupe-hued shadow over the line to soften the look. Finish with two coats of glossy black mascara on your top lashes only.
While playing with super-bold metallics might scare you off, you can easily wear pale-hued metallic liner. Though lighter tones may not pop as easily on women with darker hair and eye colors, your pale coloring means the liner will be easy to see. Using a chunky, soft, smudge-able eyeliner in a light hue such as metallic lavender, drag the pencil across your upper and lower lash lines. Smudge the lines with a cotton swab before it sets. Add a single coat of soft black mascara to your top and bottom lashes -- beautiful.
If you have blond hair and blue eyes, chances are you don't have jet black lashes. When you plan on playing around with eye shadows, start off with a smart trick: Add a thin line of black eyeliner as close to your upper lash line as possible. This line acts as the foundation for the rest of your color so it doesn't become lost from a distance. Imagine you've layered emerald green and teal on your upper lids -- with a coat of black mascara, your eyes will pop like crazy.
When you're searching for a way to outline your eyes so they become vibrant without really looking like you're wearing eyeliner, play around with subtle hues. You'll achieve the definition you crave without looking made-up. Start by lining your inner rims with a medium gray hue -- you'll create an outline that enhances your eyes without making them look like they're surrounded by a heavy border. For a hint of color add a pale hue against your top and bottom lash lines. Think pale blue-gray to bring out the blue in your irises -- so pretty. Finish your look with two coats of black-brown mascara on your top and bottom lashes.