Is Your Choice Of Makeup Colours Influenced By The Colour Of Your Eyes And/Or Hair?

Is Your Choice Of Makeup Colour Influenced By The Colour Of Your Eyes And/Or Hair?

© merydolla

If you read a lot of women’s magazines and newspapers, you’ll notice many articles on ways to wear makeup colours to complement your eyes and hair. This is particularly handy for women (or even men!) with blue/green eyes and/or blonde/brunette/red hair.

Now for me, I have dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. Isn’t that the most boring thing ever? 😛 I adore people with coloured eyes, especially when their eye colours change with different emotions. Back in uni, I had a professor with ice-blue eyes and whenever he’s pissed off at us students, his eyes will flare to grey. I could seriously drown in his eyes and pissed-off-ness, I tell ya. 😛

Anyway, a lot of makeup artists tell me that since I have dark brown eyes and dark brown hair, I could pull off any colour I want. I guess that’s good because I wouldn’t want to be pigeonholed to just a small range of colours. On the other hand, coloured eyes have so much depth that I’d almost wish I had that instead!

Colour Wheel

If you have eyes and hair that aren’t just the boring dark brown like mine, do you find that your makeup colour choices tend to complement your eyes and/or hair colour? These are colours in the colour wheel that are opposite from each other. For example, looking at the colour wheel above, warm browns, copper and bronzy shades will look lovely on blue eyes and purples and rosy tones on green/hazel eyes.

Or do you just wear whatever colours you want? This is very interesting for me, given that I’ve always just had dark brown all my life, I’ve never thought of using complementary colours or if I’d need to to make my eyes pop. Heck, if I had green eyes, shouldn’t that pop enough already? 😛

So what do you think? Do you particularly go for complementary colours for your eyes/hair? Or do you really not care? If you’re like me and have dark brown hair and eyes, do you find yourself going for just a specific colour range?

For weekly updates, news and heaps more fun stuff, do subscribe and join the awesome BA Insider community!

Join the BA Insider Community



6 comments… add one
  1. Katherine

    Yes!! I have green eyes and I definitely use (and avoid) certain colours because of it. I will sometimes use a deep purple eyeliner to contrast with the green and wear a neutral lip. I generally avoid blues on my eyes as they clash with the green and it just doesn’t look crash hot.

    But it’s funny – my issue is more with lips, not eye products! I love wearing bright lips but I actually find that with my green eyes it’s TOO much colour, especially as my skin is quite fair – so it all “pops”. Like, it doesn’t stop me, but it does make me feel like my face looks like a Christmas tree sometimes.

    I actually love having a fake tan because I feel it really calms the green down and unifies everything. My face just looks more uniform when it’s browner.

    1. Tine

      Green eyes! Oh I can drown in green eyes <3

      Hmmm now that you mentioned the issue with lip colour, I think I know what you mean about worrying about looking like a Christmas tree. But really, I’ve seen the combination of red lips and green eyes (heaps on Pinterest) and it’s stunning, really stunning. 🙂

  2. Paris B

    Hair yes. I had a post about this a few years ago when I had red hair and I changed my makeup around to suit it – brows especially. But now my hair is back to black and my eye colour is your typical asian brown-black, anything goes really! 😀
    Paris B recently posted..The value-for-money Make Up For Ever 9 Artist Shadow Palette is worth every penny!My Profile

    1. Tine

      Oh yeah I know what you mean. Did you go red on your brows? Kekekekekekekek! 😀

  3. Kat Ness

    I don’t follow the colour rules or suggestions. By playing around with colours, I find out for myself what looks good on me. Now I’ve got some blue hair going on, fuchsia shades look great on my lips! Haha. I would love to try coloured contacts though.
    Kat Ness recently posted..Melbourne Travel Bag | MakeupMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Have you tried circle lenses? They’re not my thing but I’ve seen how they’re used. You don’t even need much eye makeup at all once you pop them on.

Leave a Reply

Share your latest blog post with us!

Scroll To Top

Not another bloody pop-up! I know. But now that I've gotten your attention (because this is how I roll *ahem ahem*), come join the BA Insider community! Sign up for a weekly newsy letter for your beauty and lifestyle fix. Straight to your inbox.

Because I love you for reading this and not closing the pop-up just yet, you'll also receive a FREE Skincare Cheat Sheet where I share some of my tips for taking better care of your skin. Let's keep that gorgeous mug of yours glowing!

We hate spam as much as baked beans. We also won't share your details with anyone because we're selfish like that.