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.
A flawless complexion, eyes that sparkle like stars and expressive lips. Celebrations are the ideal stage for an elegant and graceful appearance. Our Dr. Hauschka Festive Look for 2015 by Karim Sattar, Dr. Hauschka International Makeup Artist, highlights your natural beauty and gives your face a radiant glow for unforgettably dazzling moments.
To your cleansed, toned and moisturised skin apply Foundation, Concealer and Translucent Powder in either loose or compact, then follow our step by step guide for eyes, cheeks and lips…
“To make your eyes shine especially bright, you should pamper them before applying make-up – with Eye Revive. It’s the perfect preparation for a special occasion look. The composition features eyebright, fennel, chamomile and black tea to firm and revitalise the area around the eyes, leaving them feeling refreshed. Now nothing stands between you and a glamorous look.”
Dramatic colour effects
“For an especially dramatic colour effect, you can apply Eyeshadow Solo 07 Lilac wet. To achieve this look, pick up some eyeshadow with the brush and then spray it with Facial Toner. For additional staying power, you can then go over the eye area again with a dry eyeshadow. You can also use this technique as well when applying Eyeshadow 01 Golden Sand to intensify the highlight effect. The eyeshadows contain genuine silk to caress the area around the eye and bring a shine to the iris.”
Eyeshadow 09 Ivory is used to create alluring highlights on the cheekbones this helps to direct attention to the eyes.
“Your lashes contribute to the drama of this glamorous look. It’s very easy to heighten the effect – after applying mascara, simply use the eyeshadow applicator to put some eyeshadow on your fingertips, and then press them gently against your lashes. You’ll be amazed by the results.”
Stay in place look
“Even when the evening gets late, your special occasion makeup won’t let you down. If you want your look to last for hours, there’s a way to give it extra staying power. When you have completely finished applying your makeup, close eyes and mist Facial Toner over your entire face.
More than just colour
Dr. Hauschka uses the finest medicinal plants and natural ingredients in its Make-up range. Anthyllis, premium jojoba, argan, macadamia and almond oils, waxes and essential oils moisturise and soothe the skin. These ingredients are complemented by medicinal plants selected especially for the area around the eyes – such as black tea to soothe and eyebright to reduce irritation.
For more intensive colour, apply Eyeshadow 07 while damp. Just add a little Eyeshadow to a brush, then mist the brush with Facial Toner. This technique can also be used to further enhance the effect of using Eyeshadow 01 as a highlighter.