31 Jul

Eyeshadow Color Guide

Trying to find the perfect shade to make your eyes pop?  Eye color isn’t the last word in which eyeshadow to use— your skin tone will certainly impact what you pull off and the choice between matte looks and sparklier shades are based on personal style, not hue. With that said, however, there’s a reason that eye-color based palettes have hit the shelves recently.

These designer palettes usually feature both a contrasting color as well as a complementing one. Once you learn a little color theory, you can skip the palettes, save your money, and make your eyes pop at home with these basic color matching tips!


Black Eyes: Golds and yellow tones will make your eyes look brighter, and purples look good on everybody. As somebody with dark eyes, you probably already know that black goes with everything! Experiment to find what goes with your skin tone and hair color. Don’t be afraid to be bright or sparkly – you have eyes that are unlimited!

Green Eyes: Your contrasting color here is red, so at night try a burgundy and during the day, try pink and rose tones. Golds and purples are other warm options that will add a little color parallel and make you eyes pop.

Hazel Eyes: Like green-eyed girls, you’ll look amazing in purple or golds. You can also use some green with your brown neutrals to make the color really stand out.

Brown Eyes: Neutrals for you are more than just neutral— taupes and browns will bring out your natural shade. Maybe try a smokey look that combines a flattering pink with chocolate brown. Grey, Silver, and grayish purples will all look flattering for a sexier look.

Blue Eyes: Your light eyes look super dramatic with dark eyeshadows, you lucky girl! And you can bring our blue tones with any blue-based eyeshadow. Coral, peach, and brown eyeshadows with red in them contrast your eye color and can also warm up your look.

What’s your favorite go-to shadow for your eye color? Do you like to match or contrast your shade? Have you ever tried one of the pre-packaged eye color palettes? Let us know what you think!

{ posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 }


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