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Choosing The Right Makeup For Your Eye Color

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Without the knowledge of how to match the best eyeshadow with your eye color, you will never be able to fully utilize eye makeup to enhance your eyes and show off what is most likely your best feature.  Each eye color has a color scheme that works best to show off the different tones and hues in your eyes.  Picking the right shadow for your eyes is simply a matter of defining your eye color and then doing a little research to determine which colors look best on you.  Below are some helpful tips for choosing the right makeup for your eye color.

If You Have Blue Eyes

If your eyes are blue, you will want to stay away from any shadow that is blue or has a blue tone to it.  A common misconception is that wearing shadow that is the same color as the eyes will make the eyes stand out and be more noticeable.  This may be true for the shirt you’re wearing, but not for the shadow on your eyes.  If you have blue eyes, consider earthy tones, such as browns or taupe.  If you don’t like these colors, a light rosy pink looks great against any shade of blue eyes.

If You Have Brown Eyes

Those with brown eyes are the most fortunate.  Brown eyed people can typically get away with wearing any color of shadow.  People with brown eyes have such a wide range of skin tones that it is difficult to pin down which color is best for the eyes.  When you are looking for the right color of shadow, use a trial and error system to discover which colors work best against your skin tone.  Remember that although brown eyes can handle any color of shadow, your skin tone may look better with a certain color or shade.  Try several different ones, and you may end up being one of the lucky ones who can get away with any color.

If You Have Green Eyes

Again, your skin tone will have an effect on which colors look best on you, but most people with green eyes look great with a purple shadow.  Earth tones will also work for those who want their eyes to pop but want it to look a little more natural.  You can even use a light green, as long as it isn’t a bright eyeshadow.  If you have gold flecks in your eyes, you might want to use a gold shadow to bring out the flecks and highlight the different colors in your eyes.

If You Have Hazel Eyes

Hazel eyes are considered the most versatile of all the eye colors.  Because the eyes are multiple colors, most shadow colors will work great for someone with hazel eyes.  If you are adventurous, take a turn with a different color scheme every day to determine which one you like best.

Don’t waste time and money on makeup that doesn’t flatter your eyes or your skin tone.  Your eyes are likely one of your best assets, and playing them up is a matter of finding the right shadow color and scheme for your skin tone and eye color.

By on January 8th, 2013

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62 thoughts on “Choosing The Right Makeup For Your Eye Color”

  1. As someone with bluish green eyes, my go-to shadows are always a blend of pink and purple, so pretty much spot on with your advice. I had no idea that those were the best shades for my eye color. That’s great to know, since they’re my favorite shades to wear.

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  2. I have brown eyes and I really can wear just about any color. Although some I would choose not to regardless. Blue is not my thing.

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  3. This is awesome to know so you don’t get the wrong color waste money. I sometimes have brown and sometimes have hazel . Hazel is my awesome mood color. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These are great tips! I have green eyes and love wearing purple eye shadows. I read once that you should pick eye shadow on the opposite side of the color wheel as the color of your eyes. If you look at a color wheel, it’s pretty much the same as your advice. Thank-you for the fun information!

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  5. I never knew that blue-eyed women should’t wear blue eyeshadow – I thought blue eyeshadow should be avoided by everyone!

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  6. I did not know that Brown Eyed people can wear any color of eye shadow. That is nice to know. I do not have to worry if the color does not suit my eyes. But I stay away from shiny eye shadow at my age.

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  7. I have blue eyes and I normally wear all earthy tones. Once in a while I will wear a very deep purple and I think that looks pretty good on me too.

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  8. Thanks for the post on eyeshadows for your eyes. I have hazel eyes and warm earth colors and soft lavenders or purple go well with my eyes.

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  9. I personally stick with blacks & grays with hints of metallic silver or green. I have fairly bright green eyes that sometimes take on a darker hazel type tone.

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  10. Thanks for the insight on eye color matching eye shadows. Any of the pink or lavender shades do not work for me at all. I look sickly. I have a hard time with blues also. I think I’ll try the browns & taupes mixed with greens for my hazel eyes.

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  11. Glad you confirmed the blue eyes // blue shadow myth….I have tried that and it looked awful. Lately I have bought the Almay compacts that go by your eye color and they work well. I usually wear some shade or pink or brown / gold.

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  12. so glad i came across this post…i am blue-eyed and always liked earthtones the best, but felt i shd default to blue because of eyecolor. thanks for setting us straight.

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  13. Thanks for all the great info! I’m not a huge make-up wearer so it’s good to know that with hazel eyes I can’t really go wrong!

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  14. I have eyes that change color, (odd, I know, but it’s totally true!), but they tend to stick to Hazel-like color, (having at least two colors visible, usually brown around the pupil and another color further out.) I tend to wear colors that flatter my skin tone, and outfit, if I wear make-up at all. Darker colors tend to look best if I line my eyes with a darker shade of eyeliner. I usually ask for my husband’s advice. 😛 He has a better sense of style and such that I do. 😛

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  15. Thank you, I like what you said about not wasting time, and money on makeup that doesn’t flatter the eyes or skin tone, and that the eyes are likely one of our best assets, and that we should be playing them up.

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  16. I have blue eyes and I have always stayed with the earth tone colors like the taupes and browns! It’s cool to see this guide! But back in the 70’s, there was no justice when it came to eye shadow! It was horrendous back then LOL

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  17. I was reading through the different eye colors, very interesting. I have hazel eyes and I was hoping for more of a specific color to try. But it says I can go with any color. I also have freckles. I actually tried a light purple yesterday and didn’t like it so much. I usually stick with browns and I like a lighter pink. But I just don’t think I look good in shadow. Maybe I just don’t apply my shadow correctly? Any tips on how to apply shadow for a day look? I just turned 36 last December and I have 3 kids 17, almost 16 and 5. I see the women in the magazines and love some of the looks with multiple colors, but i have no idea how in the heck to even began to do it! How high should i put my shadow? Should it go up to my brow or halfway? I’m hopeless! I keep my makeup super simple, mascara and lip gloss. That’s all I wear except some days when I want to go the extra mile and wear shadow. I’d love some help!

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  18. As a makeup artist for 30 plus years the question I get asked most as a black woman by black women is how do you get your eyes like that? I always have the same advice you know your face best, go home pull out all that eye shadow and try different colors until you like it.

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  19. thanks so much for this post. i never know what makeup to wear ,as i never really learned the ins and outs growing up. my daughter is finally at makeup age, and i’d like to be able to show her.

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  20. thanks for this .. i have brown eyes n i can wear lots but i favor the earth tones n pinks and purples the most with my skin tone

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  21. These are some great tips. I have hazel eyes and when I wear shadow it’s always purple,light purple by my eye brow. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post! 🙂

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  22. I have Blue eyes well, they are more like a blueish gray and sometimes people have said they look green . I still wear my blues every now n then however i normally wear browns. Now what if you want a really dramatic look what color do they suggest?

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  23. For some reason, when I used to wear make-up, I would stay away from the blue hues (blue eyes) and generally went with earth tones or light purple colors. I never knew until now that there were specific colors that would enhance your eye color.

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  24. Thanks for the info! I have hazel eyes, blueish-green with some light brown flecks. I have become more afventurous with my eye makeup lately, and needed that advice.
    Since my eyes aren’t solid blue, can I use some blue toned shadows?

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  25. Love the eyeshadow tips! I have green eyes, and have tended to go for earth tones, except for nighttime where I pump things up with purple! Glad to know I am doing the right thing!

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  26. I am PALE with red hair and very light green eyes…lol..sadly, I can wear very little without looking like I should be auditioning with Ringling Brothers! Still, this is good to know and keep in mind for my blue-eyed daughter 🙂

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  27. I have brown eyes and usually wear a lot of earthy tones (olive skin complexion). I’m not confident in wearing any cool or bold colors just yet, but good to know that with brown eyes, I could easily get away with them if I wanted to. Maybe I’ll try it out one day, just doll myself up with different colors and see what best suits me in my “not so normal” shades.

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  28. Yay I’m brown eyed so I have a pretty good range but it is definitely a trial and error in terms of what colors look good with my skin tone.. I like greens and shimmer whites, blues I stay away from

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  29. Ineresting I would have thought that Blue eyes would be the easiest to choose for colors..I myself have Brown eyes
    they are the ones that would be great with any color..I should have experimented more..Lol!! I used to use the light brown shades when I was Younger.. I don’t do anything with my eyes anymore because I cannot find any mascara that will work on my very fine lashes. They always clump on me. There used to be a mascara called Feather Lash I havent been able to find it for awhile now..It was either by Revelon or Loreal…It worked great..Would love to find it again.. :0)

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  30. This was very interesting. I gave up wearing eyeshadow long ago for that very reason…I just could not seem to get the right eyeshadow color. I would never have guessed to wear purple eyeshadow with green eyes. I must admit I have never been very adventuresome and used neutrals before. Time for a change! Thanks for the information!

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  31. thank you so musch for this post! I have been wearing the same eyeshadow for years and wnt to find some new colors and this is so helpful

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  32. I really love make up and have found that I always go for the rich colors for my brown eyes even though I am fair skinned. This is great post. Thanks for posting it

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