What's Your Color?

By Alexandra, age 16, Michigan

Each eye color deserves to be well-matched with an eye shadow designed to brighten and bring out the color pigment of your eyes. Acknowledging what looks great on your eyes can enhance their color, making them more desirable, and in the process bring out your natural beauty. A lot of girls have the same problem - they're looking for a gorgeous eye shadow to wear, but they're indecisive as to which one will look best on them. No more worries though. Here are a few quick tips to bring out your eyes according to each eye color.

Blue eyes: I've seen many blue-eyed girls make the common mistake of pairing their eyes with a blue eye shadow. It may be pretty, but to make your eyes pop it's not the right color. Those with blue eyes should try neutral-toned colors, like brown or taupe. Orange also looks good on blue eyes, as well as purple, pink, and gray.

My eyeshadow? M.A.C Cosmetics. My color today? "electra" (silver with icy shimmer) and "scene" (a muted blue-grey).

Brown eyes: Brown eyes are the most flexible when it comes to eye shadows, as they can get away with wearing almost any color. However, to make brown eyes pop, the best eye shadow colors are green, pink, and blue.

Green and hazel eyes: Making green eyes pop requires experimenting with various purples. If you're looking for a more natural look however, warmer colors such as browns and soft oranges play well. Earth tones, taupe, browns, and purples all match up with green eyes. Nevertheless, because green eyes sometimes possess hints of other colors, experimenting with each eye shadow color listed is a must.

Remember, the process of applying eye shadow does not have to be a difficult one. Also, keep in mind that the color of eye shadow you're wearing should not only coordinate with your eyes, but your outfit as well. Applying multiple layers of eye shadow may not be necessary. Sometimes less really is more. At times, all your eyes need is a small hint of color to make them stand out.

"The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you!" - Coco Chanel

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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