Looking at a color wheel will help you pick the best eye makeup shade to make your eyes stand out. You want to choose a shade that is on the opposite side of the color wheel because contracting hues will draw attention to your eyes. Additionally, using eye shadow with texture (i.e. a metallic or shimmery finish) will help mimic flecks of color in your eye. Now that you know the basics, keep reading to find out what shadow & liner shades will look best with your eye color.
Ladies with brown eyes, you have the most versatile eye color! Therefore, you can wear almost any color on your eyes. If you want to bring out the clarity in your eyes, try deep purple or bronzy golds. To make your brown eyes look lighter, try a mossy green eye shadow. For eyes that dazzle, choose eye makeup in cool hues like charcoal or silver. Lastly, add a touch of intensity to any look with black. You can either blend a little black eye shadow into your crease or if you have dark brown eyes, use black eyeliner on your waterline to add extra definition.
Orange is the opposite of blue on the color wheel; therefore, if you have blue eyes, try eye shadows with orange undertones such as rich browns and terracotta. Additionally, gold, bronze or shimmery champagne eye shadows will bring out the gold highlights in your eyes. One thing you to remember is black eyeliner may look too harsh on blue-eyed lovelies because you tend to have lighter skin tones. To get the same sultry look with a while complimenting your skin tone, try brown or bronze eyeliner instead.
If you have green or hazel eyes, red is the opposite shade on the color wheel. Since red isn’t the best color for a natural look, we recommend using eye shadows in the pink family or even darker hues with reddish undertones like bronze, rust and mahogany. You can also opt for eggplant-color eye shadow to help the green or gold highlights in your eyes really pop. Similar to your blue-eyed sisters, trade your favorite black eyeliner for a less harsh shade like charcoal, silver or even purple.
Gray-eyed ladies, you have one of the most unique eye colors. Your stormy eyes look best paired with eye makeup that enhances their misty shade. Choose eye shadows and liners with steely hues, such as silver, mink gray, or icy blue.