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Old 02-27-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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What is the best shade of eyeshadow for someone with blue gray eyes and a warm, fair skin tone? Or do you coordinate with your clothing colors?
There are different ideas about using warm colors against warm skin versus using contrasting colors.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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Wow that's an interesting combo: blue-grey eyes with fair but warm skin. How lovely. I'm thinking bronze eye shadow with a hint of orange tone to it to contrast the eyes, but really any shimmery neutral would look fabulous from champagne to smokey dark grey.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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Brown golden shadow.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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Try a nice shimmery cranberry shade - it works great with my blue eyes
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:17 PM
 
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Try a nice shimmery cranberry shade - it works great with my blue eyes
Can you share the particular brand and product you use? Sounds so pretty!
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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Well I have tried bunch of cranberry shadow and found the expensive lines do it better and will last for years for me - Chanel in exotique - and there is a great waterproof liner by Chanel called Grenat which is kinda a cranberry/brown which really makes blue eyes pop. Eye makeup is the only makeup I splurge on - just because I cant seem to find my colors in the cheaper brands.

Revlon also has a quad called Vin Rose for a cheaper version. With cranberry you have to use a very light hand or you will end up looking bruised.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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Whats your foundation shade and hair color?


I think hair color affects what you can wear too. You could always just get a cheap palette set and see what you like:

Coastal Scents: Eye Palette - All Palettes - Makeup

They are having a sale so I thought it was worth a mention.

Usually avoid cool toned colors if you have warm skin. But some may kinda work if you are pale enough.

As for whatever you are wearing I think that is just personal preference. I don't use a lot of color if my outfit is colorful and vice versa.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:32 PM
 
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Whats your foundation shade and hair color?


I think hair color affects what you can wear too. You could always just get a cheap palette set and see what you like:

Coastal Scents: Eye Palette - All Palettes - Makeup

They are having a sale so I thought it was worth a mention.

Usually avoid cool toned colors if you have warm skin. But some may kinda work if you are pale enough.

As for whatever you are wearing I think that is just personal preference. I don't use a lot of color if my outfit is colorful and vice versa.
Thank you for the link. Foundation is a warm or neutral light shade. I'm an "autumn". Hair is colored close to pre-grey natural shade of light brown with gold and red highlights. Used to wear putty eyeshadow or yellowy brown, but now, getting older, some say I look "tired" when I wear brown eyeshadow. Gee, maybe what's really needed is an eye-lift!
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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I like neutrals or a smoky eye. It really makes the blue-grey eyes pop.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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Go to MAC and check out the eyeshadow called "sable". It is a medium-shiney-bronzey brown with warm undertones perfect for blue eyes and warm skin combo. I have brown eyes and warm skin and wear it because its a great color but the makeup artist I usually go to at MAC says he recommends the shade for blue eyes.
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