The Best Eyeshadow Shades to Suit Your Eye Color

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When it comes to wearing eyeshadow, choosing the right shade can be a daunting task. Do you go for bright colors, something muted, or for all-out drama? The secret actually lies with your eye color and in selecting shades that enhance what nature gave you. Yes, it really is that simple…

 

Hazel eyes like Katie Holmes?

Hazel eyes are actually a combination of green and brown, and this gives you much more choice when deciding on colors as you can wear any of the shades that suit green or brown eyes. Try wearing mid-brown shades over your lid for daytime and then go for deep smoky plum or emerald colors blended into the lash line and up to the socket for night-time drama.

Brown eyes like Beyoncé?

If you have mid-brown, coffee-colored eyes, complement them by choosing warm shades of reddish brown and blending all over your lid. For a more intense look, define your upper and lower lash line with a deeper brown shade and then add a top coat of gold shadow to add depth to your eyes.

Dark-brown eyes like Kim Kardashian?

Got deep, dark, chocolatey eyes? Then you can get away with really dramatic, pigmented shades, especially ones that actually match your iris. Start off with base colors in lighter shades of taupe or praline and then choose bolder shades such as espresso or bitter chocolate to add drama, blending into the lash lines and socket crease for a smoky, sultry effect.

Green eyes like Rihanna?

Don’t play it safe when it comes to eye makeup if you have green eyes. Make the most of your unusual eye color and, for evening, be a shade braver and swap smoky grays and blacks for a shimmery plum. It still looks dramatic, but will really make the color of your eyes pop. Alternatively, go fun and flirty, complementing like for like with a sheer wash of green shadow across the lid to make the green of your eyes look more intense

Blue eyes like Cameron Diaz?

Don’t think that you have to stick to brown eyeshadows if you have blue eyes. Eye makeup with gray undertones will actually make your blue eyes look brighter and more sparkly. For daytime, choose muted gray-brown tones and wear them blended over the lid and up to the socket line. For evening, add intensity with silver shades blended into the lash line and inner eye area or layer up a deep smoky gray if you want something bolder.

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