To really enhance your eyes, to make them look more alluring, bigger, brighter and the whites appear whiter, then choose eyeshadow colours that fall opposite to your iris colour on the colour wheel, as opposed to colours that are the same or similar colour as your eyes or colours that match your clothes.
The opposite of blue is orange/golds/browns
The opposite of green is lilac/burgundy/pinks
The opposite of brown is aqua/blues/greens
Using complementary colours provides the most contrast between your iris colour and your shadow colour, therefore it’s this contrast that enhances your eyes.
Hazel Eyes are multiple colours so choose the same recommendations as for brown eyes using the colour wheel concept to contrast differing colour flecks in your eyes to highlight.
Aside from complementary colours, everyone needs a brown, taupe and neutral shades palette too, This also includes brown eyes, which can use browns, just need to stay away from muddy browns. Eye & Brow Palette with matte shades for both eyes and brows.
Always apply eyeshadow from outer towards inner, not the other way around, for a professional and uplifting look to your eyeshadow application. When you apply from inner to outer you end up with colour dragging your eye downwards.
When you’re applying your deepest colour to the crease, always keep your eyes open to ensure correct placement of the colour.
My eyes tell the story of all the experiences I carry within me
Going through life with your eyes open, expressing your personality, enchanting others, the windows to the soul, it’s always all about the eyes.
Eyeshadow Palettehas four satin matte tones which are flattering for all ages. Use on both your eyelids and brows to create a delicate look for daytime or make a dramatic entrance in the evening. You determine what kind of appearance you want to make each day. Explore the versatility of the four earthy tones, which highlight every eye colour and accentuate every look.
Offering both colour care
Protective silk, soothing black tea and valuable plant extracts of anthyllis and witch hazel pamper the sensitive skin around the eyes for radiantly beautiful eyes.
International Dr. Hauschka Make-up Artist, Karin Sattar, has created four different looks to fit every occasion using the Eyeshadow Palette.
This is a low key make-up that achieves its effect by kilful understatement with light opacity and smooth transitions. For the nude look, less is more.
How to achieve the look
Apply shade 01 over the entire eyelid
Emphasise three areas with shade 02: the lid crease, the upper lash line and the lower lash line
The lashes remain natural and only a light layer of Mascara is applied
Whatever the day brings
This easy daytime make-up suits every woman and any occasion, work or in the weekend. Everyday elegance in just a few simple steps.
How to achieve the look
Shade 01 on the whole eyelid.
A little shade 02 on the crease and the upper and lower lash lines.
Highlight the outer corner of the eye above and below with the darker shade 04.
Apply a little shade 03 and spread it gently towards the inner corner of the eye.
For more depth, apply Kajal Eyeliner Pencil 04 Soft Brown to the outer corner of the eye and blend.
Apply Volume Mascara to emphasise your lashes.
Sensual and expressive
Effectively applied smoky eyes give your look the right level of sensuality, while also creating an air of confidence.
How to achieve the look
Prime the eyelid with shade 01.
Apply shade 02 in the crease.
Now draw upper and lower lid lines using the Kajal Eyeliner Pencil 05 Black, taking the upper lid line toward the brow.
Then use the the Eye Definer Brush to apply shade 04 directly on top and also blend this outward from the lower lash line towards the corner of the eye.
Then create a connection from the outer corner of the eye up to the eyebrows with shade 03.
Apply several coats of Volume Mascara to the eyelashes.
Finally, create glamorous accents with shade 01 directly below the eyebrows.
RED CARPET LOOK
Skilfully attract attention
There is always a special occasion, so here’s the make-up for your next big event! Highlight your eyes expressively and treat your lips to pure colour.
How to achieve the look
Prime your eyelid with shade 01 and then use shade 02 to emphasise the crease and the lower and upper lash lines.
Apply plenty of Kajal Eyeliner Pencil 05 Black, running past the corner of the eye out towards the brow. Use a small dot to mark the end of the lid line in advance. This makes a precise curve possible.
Mist a little Facial Toner onto your Eye Definer Brush, now apply a little shade 04 to set the eyeliner pencil.
In this look, a strong coating of Volume Mascara is applied to the upper lashes, while the lower lashes are only slightly highlighted.
If you are wearing dark eye make-up, reduce the amount of colour on your cheeks and lips. Use just a little Bronzing Powder and a delicate Lip Gloss.
To lift the eye shape and make the eyes appear more open, begin applying shade 03 in the middle of your lower eyelid. From there, apply the shade in one stroke to the outer corner of the eye and along the lash line back to the middle.
Simply use the darkest colour 04 anthracite to draw a line along the line of the eyelashes to give the impression of thicker eyelashes.
Take a deep breath before applying the eyeliner so that you can hold your breath for a moment to draw a precise line.
Groomed eyebrows form the framework for the make-up that you have just created. They are important for a harmonious overall appearance. So take a moment to look in the mirror and see how your whole face looks more open.
To find the right shade use your hair colour as a guide. Generally your eyebrows should not be lighter than your hair colour, but rather a touch darker. Or if you prefer to go for a dramatic look you can use 2 shades darker shade to make eyebrows more thicker and prominent.
How to find the right shape
Hold a pen or pencil perpendicular to your nose, the starting point for both brows is on this straight line
Use the pen to form a line from the tip of the nose through the iris. This point marks the highest point of your brow arch.
Align the pen from the nostrils to the corner of the eye, this is the line where the brow should end.
An interview with Marie Calas, Head of Skin Care Development at Dr. Hauschka
As Head of Skin Care Development, you work on many different formulations. Nurturing, nourishing plant extracts are always part of these. In the case of the Eyeshadows, you have opted for black tea. Why tea?
A cooled black teabag is a tried-and-tested home remedy for tired or irritated eyes. Tea contains tannins, which, when used in a compress, are refreshing and reduce puffiness. We want our make-up to have the same effect. However, instead of placing damp tea bags on our customer’s eyes, we integrate the plant’s nurturing properties into our formulations.
How do you transform tea into Eyeshadow?
It is actually a rather complicated process. First, we create an aqueous extract made from organic tea leaves and mix it with extracts of witch hazel and anthyllis. These nurturing plant extracts are common in our skin care products, but as liquids. To integrate them into a product that comes in powder form, the essences are sprayed onto a natural mineral and air dried. This gives us a fine powder that embodies the strengths of the three plants. This process, which gives structure to a liquid, ultimately transfers the same benefits as a cup of black tea: it gives us clarity and restores order.
When is colour added to a formulation?
The powdered extracts of tea, anthyllis and witch hazel come together with other ingredients such as silk powder and silica to form the basis of all our Eyeshadows. The colours are created by various minerals, such as iron oxide or mica. These pigments range from soft notes of rose and peach through an entire palette of earthy shades, to a vibrant lilac and dark anthracite.
How do you create a new Eyeshadow?
We developers let ourselves be inspired – ideally by nature itself. We look at the world around us as well as at our inner landscapes. You could say that it is an act of creative visualisation in colourful dialogue with everyday life. We try to translate this dialogue into skin care formulations. Once we have created initial product samples, we involve other colleagues from the Marketing and Skin Care Consultation departments, as well as our International Make-up Artist, Karim Sattar. Karim tests the new Eyeshadows on various skin tones and gives us specific suggestions for the final formulation: perhaps a little more mica, maybe a little less coverage, or possibly a stronger hint of red. It is important that the new shade not only has the perfect composition but can also be perfectly combined with other Dr. Hauschka products.
This tea is not only popular as a stimulating drink, though; it is also a sought-after cosmetic ingredient.
Tea gardens cover the hillsides in southeast China like lush green carpets. Here, in Hunan Province, tea is cultivated and harvested for Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. This peninsula is home to the organic Qingshan tea farm, which is renowned for a classic black tea with a mild flavour and a reddish-brown colour in the cup. This tea is not only popular as a stimulating drink, though; it is also a sought-after cosmetic ingredient. The dried tea leaves contain caffeine and valuable tannins with soothing, decongesting and toning properties. These properties are especially beneficial for the sensitive area around the eyes, which is why extracts of black tea enrich the entire Dr. Hauschka make-up range including Mascara, Eyeliners and Eyeshadows in all shades.
Dr. Hauschka Quality
Truly natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG
Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic (Demeter certified) cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
We don’t test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers
Solutions: Have your colour matching professionally done in store, but always check in daylight not under store lights. Don’t use the back of your hand to check colour, use your jaw line. Alternatively follow Dr. Hauschka International Make-up Artist, Karim Sattar’s Top Application Tips & Tricks Video. I find a Foundation Blending Brush works well to ensure colour blends onto neck.
Tip: You’ll find Dr. Hauschka NEW Foundations much easier to colour match. If you need more warm tones in summer just add a little Translucent Bronzing Tint to your Foundation.
Translucent tip: You can also mix Foundation with your Dr. Hauschka Moisturiser for a translucent look or apply with a moist sponge.
For everything you need to know about our NEW Foundations, click here >
2) Dark lipliner with lighter lipstick
Solution: Ensure your lipliner matches your lipstick. Karim Sattar, Dr. Hauschka International Make-up Artist, recommends applying lip liner all over the lips simply because lipstick comes off and liner stays put and outlined lips are not what you’re looking for.
3) Blush that looks like racing stripes or no blush at all
Solution: Smile and apply blush lightly to the ‘apples’ of your cheeks. Always use a big Powder/Blusher Brush which is better at distributing colour, shake off excess, then apply. Your aim is to get subtle colour in your cheeks, think of a child’s cheeks. We often see a flat make-up, with no blusher or bronzer. It’s important for a youthful make-up to add the colour back in after applying Foundation and Powder.
4) Applying too much powder
Powder is important to set your Foundation for a longer lasting make-up, however, it looks caked if too much is used.
Solution: Use a large Powder Brush, tap off excess, then apply downwards to smooth down fine hairs. Finish with a spritz of Dr. Hauschka Toner which takes away a powdery look and also helps to set your make-up.
5) Applying Make-up too soon after Moisturiser
Or applying make-up to skin that hasn’t been cleansed, toned and moisturised.
Solution: Wait while your day care product absorbs into the skin. I do my morning regime of Cleansing Cream, Toner and Moisturiser then have breakfast and get dressed so my skin care has plenty of time to absorb. The aim is to apply your make-up evenly on clean, nourished and protected skin.
6) Clumpy Eyelashes
Never pump your mascara which forces air into the tube and dries out the formula.
Solution: Dr. Hauschka Mascara and Volume Mascara are made with nourishing ingredients such as Candelilla Wax, precious Damask Rose Blossom Wax and Beeswax. Remember all mascaras, natural and organic or otherwise should be replaced every 3 months. Pop a reminder in your phone when you purchase a new mascara for 3 months time.
Tip: Karim Sattar our International Make-up Artist recommends using a softer colour than black on bottom lashes, because you don’t want to enhance anything downward for a youthful make-up. Try Pearl Anthracite or Aubergine Volume Mascara, or Brown Mascara.
7) Eyeliner lines
Keep it softer during the day, apply eyeliner pencil to the outer 1/3rd and blend inwards, then set with eye shadow and an angled brush. Anthracite is a soft black which is flattering for a day time make-up.
Since 1967 Dr. Hauschka has been devoted to creating skin care formulations from Nature. Our efficacy is based on our unique skin care philosophy, unique rhythmic process and the highest quality natural ingredients with a preference for biodynamic, organic or responsibly wild harvested sources. The result: healthy, balanced, strengthened and radiant skin!
Dr. Hauschka Quality – Truly natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
– Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
– Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone, phthalates and PEG
– Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
– We do not test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers
– Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic/Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
1) Concealer Dark circles can make your eyes appear smaller. Choose your Dr. Hauschka Concealer shade slightly lighter than your skin to brighten and correct any blue tones.
Tip: Apply Concealer to the inner eye only, wait a moment for it to absorb then blend, don’t apply to outer area where it’s likely to sit in any fine lines which will enhance them.
2) Liquid Eyeliner
Apply Dr. Hauschka Liquid Liner Black close as possible to your upper lash line, with a tiny flick at the end. This makes your lashes look thicker.
Eyelash curlers are a must then Dr. Hauschka Volumising Mascara Black on top lashes, apply in a zig zag fashion to build volume. Try a softer colour on lower lashes such as Aubergine or Anthracite (soft black).
4) Eyeliner Pencil
Eyeliner Pencil on the water line can make your eyes look much smaller. Colour the waterline with a white pencil to instantly open and brighten eyes.
5) Define the Crease Use matte eye shadow, our Eye Shadow Palette is perfect, and ensure you apply from the outer corners towards the inner, apply with a brush and blend.
Dab light colour under brows, such as Eye Shadow Solo 09, centre of lids and particularly to the inner corner where there is a natural valley and shadow beside the nose, this helps to make eyes look wide awake.
7) Brows Brows really frame your eye, get them professionally shaped and tinted. Eye Shadow Palette our multi tasking product works well for brows, apply colour with an angled brush. For additional brow grooming use a smidgen of Eye Balm to hold hairs close to the skin.
Tips from Karim Sattar, Dr. Hauschka International Make-up Artist
1) Don’t use black mascara on bottom lashes, too harsh and downward for the longer bottom lashes which adds years, you want your make-up to be uplifting
Do use softer colour mascara on your lower lashes
We recommend soft black Pearl Anthracite Volume Mascara, pretty Aubergine Volume Mascara, Blue or Brown Mascara for lower lashes. Try using a different colour from black for your Kajal Eye Pencil too. We love Aqua as a complementary colour for enhancing brown eyes, Brown for enhancing blue/green eyes or try Anthracite Kajal Eye Pencil for a softer black.
2) Don’t use glittery eye shadow
Do use matte eye shadow
As we get older a matte eye shadow is much more flattering. Always apply light colours in the natural valley at the inner corner of the eye by your nose and always apply your crease colour from outwards to inwards, not the other way around. Perfect choice is Dr. Hauschka’s Eye Shadow Palette of matte colours.
3) Don’t overdo powder
Do powder in a downwards direction as you don’t want to enhance your facial hair, and set by misting Toner, which also gives a more natural look to your make-up.
In general use less make-up as you get older. You don’t want powder sitting in creases. Apply foundation with a foundation blender brush for an ‘airbrushed’ finish and tap your powder brush to remove excess powder and apply downwards.
Apply a little of your blusher colour to underneath the brow which gives an instant uplift to your look, taking off years.
To achieve a more translucent make-up, mix Foundation with your Dr. Hauschka Moisturiser.