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Pick the Best Eyeliner for Your Eye Color

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2016

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2016

There are no strict rules when it comes to what colors you can and can’t wear on your eyes, but there are certain tones that accentuate your eye color more than others. Stow away the black eyeliner and frame the “windows to your soul” with our selection of eye-catching hues.

Brown Eyes: Chocolate-hued eyes are widely found in this region; you can make them pop by pairing them with earthy and contrasting tones, like navy blue, emerald green, or aubergine. For a dramatic nighttime look, try metallic shades in copper for a look-at-me effect.

Make Up For Ever
Aqua Eyes in Iridescent Navy Blue 3L
US $19; AED/SAR 70

NYX Cosmetics
Slim Eye Pencil in Emerald City
US $4; AED/SAR 15

Precision Ink in Havoc
US $32; AED/SAR 116

Urban Decay
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Copper Shimmer
US $20; AED/SAR 73


Green Eyes: Violet hues make green eyes dance, especially if the iris is rimmed with yellow. On the color wheel, red-purple are opposite to yellow-green, so a slick of purple eyeliner is sure to make your emerald peepers pop. For a smoldering effect that is wearable during the day as well as nighttime, apply a soft lining of light-catching bronze tones.

Bobbi Brown
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Violet Ink
US $25; AED/SAR 92

Magic Khol Eyeliner Pencil in bronze
US $25; AED/SAR 92

Benefit Cosmetics
They’re Real! Push-Up Liner in Beyond Brown
US $24; AED/SAR 88


Blue Eyes: Azure eyes are rare in our region and look striking against olive complexions. Gold pantones pick up the golden specks in the iris, and deepen the blue color. Use a turquoise liner around your peepers for a bright, oceanic look.

Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Abbey Road
US $25; AED/SAR 92

MAC Cosmetics
Superslick Liquid Eyeliner in Pure Show
US $21; AED/SAR 77


Hazel Eyes: Since hazel eyes are a mixture of green and brown hues, you can pull off shades from both groups. You can opt for shimmery brown tones to really light up your eyes. A deep burgundy liner will also make your hazel peepers pop.

Milani Cosmetics
Shadow Eyez 12 HR Wear Eyeshadow Pencil
US $8; AED/SAR 29

Sephora Collection
Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in 08 brown
US $13; AED/SAR 48

Etude House
Play 101 Pencil in #30
US $8; AED/SAR 29


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