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How To Choose Eyeshadow Colors

Choosing Eyeshadows That Will Complement Your Eye Color –

This topic is something we have all wondered about. With so many different eyeshadow colors on the market you can easily get decision paralysis or confused about what colors will look best on you. Choosing the right colors for eye makeup is actually pretty easy though. There are two main ways to choose eyeshadows that will enhance your eye color; the color wheel and going monochromatic .

For both options you’ll first want to evaluate your eye color. So grab your compact mirror and take a look at your pretty peepers. If you have a hard time telling what your eye color is or what the dominate color is it never hurts to ask a family member, friend or significant other for their opinion too.

Once you know your eye color it’s time to take a look at a color wheel. When looking at a color wheel you’ll first look for your eye color. (Brown eyes we got you, don’t worry – keep reading). Then you’ll find the color that’s on the opposite side of the color wheel and that family of colors is what will make your eyes stand out and pop! We’ll go into more detail below, but for now take a look at the color wheel for guidance.

picture of a color wheel featuring colors in red, red violet, violet, blue violet, blue, blue green, green, yellow green, yellow, yellow orange, orange, and red orange.

Let’s Look At Some Examples For How To Choose Eyeshadows That Will Go With Your Eye Color:


How To Choose Eyeshadows For Brown Eyes

how to choose eyeshadow for brown eyes

The great news about brown eyes is that any eyeshadow will look great! This is because browns are more neutral. Let’s dig deeper to find your best colors; go look at your eyes in the light. Decide if your brown eyes have a more reddish hue or a more golden hue to them. If your eyes have a mahogany (reddish) look to them, do the green family of shadows. If your brown eyes are more golden, opt for purples.

Try these shadows: Dirty Girl, Olive This Color, Sage Rage, Violet Femme, Violet Vixen, and Violet Vintage.

If you’d like to create a more monochromatic look use brown shadows that are lighter or darker than your natural eye color. You might try Chocolate Martini, Brownie Points, or Espresso.


How To Choose Eyeshadows For Blue Eyes

how to choose eyeshadow for blue eyes

In the case of blue eyes, the best eyeshadows to complement this eye color would be orange. Don’t be afraid of that term though. It doesn’t mean you have to wear straight up orange. Think colors with an orangey tone to them such as coppers, rust, bronze, peaches, clay, and spice-like colors.

Try these shadows: Sugar & Spice, Yes You Canyon, Bronze Bombshell, and Down To Earth.


How To Choose Eyeshadows For Green Eyes

picture of a woman's green eye for demonstration purposes

If you have green eyes, the eyeshadows that will complement your eye color best will be anything that falls into the red category or has a reddish tone to it. Have colors such as burgundy, sienna, reddish-browns, maroon, garnet, and brick in mind. Even berry colors with a reddish tint would be great! One specific eyeshadow you must try would be Vamp.

Try these shadows: Dirty Girl, Olive This Color, Sage Rage, or Sugar & Spice.

If you’d like to create a more monochromatic look, use green shadows that are lighter or darker than your natural eye color.


How To Choose Eyeshadows For Hazel Eyes

picture of a woman's hazel eye for demonstration purposes

Out of all the eye colors, hazel can be the trickiest to choose colors for because there are usually many different colors found in the iris. In the case of hazel eyes, you’ll want to find out what the dominate color in your eyes are, and then go from there. You can also make things easier on yourself and choose eyeshadows that will enhance the color that you wish to enhance. This will open up your color choices a bit more.

Try these shadows: Violet Vintage, Violet Vixen, and Violet Femme if you have more golden eyes, Sugar & Spice, Yes You Canyon, and Bronze Bombshell if more blue, or Vamp for enhancing green.


How To Choose Eyeshadows For Gray Eyes

picture of a woman's gray eye for demonstration purposes

Similar to hazel, gray eyes are a mixture of several colors…usually blueish or greenish. So whatever the dominate color is, select the complementary colors for that eye color. Or choose whatever color you wish to enhance and go that way.

Try these shadows: To enhance the blue try Bronze Bombshell, and Down To Earth. Alternatively, to make your gray eyes look more green go the red route with Vamp. If your gray eyes have a lavender hue to them enhance that color with golden shadows like Golden Girl.

If you’d like to create a more monochromatic look use gray shadows that are lighter or darker than your natural eye color. You might try Clean Slate, Graphite Glam, or Silver Lining.


What Eye Shadows Work Well With Any Eye Color?

There are several eyeshadow colors that will work on most (if not all) eye colors, so if you’re having a really hard time choosing colors you might start here with these:

  • Innocence – Having a white eyeshadow on hand is very helpful for creating tints and blending.
  • Black Magic – A black shadow is a great one to have as well because you can use it to deepen other colors for evening wear shades.
  • Porcelain – A good base color like this is perfect for blending other colors and it gives a good foundation for your shadows
  • Pixie Dust – Similar to Porcelain, Pixie Dust makes a great base and blending color.

Now That You Know How To Choose Eyeshadow Colors Easily

Take a look at the shadows you have and see if there’s anything you currently own that you’re not really wearing, you don’t enjoy putting on, or are expired and toss them. It’s important that the products you have are ones that you love and wear regardless of what was just shared. Remember these are just guidelines not rules. The most important thing is that you love and feel confidant in what you’re wearing.

If you do need to replace your eyeshadows or simply want to add to your collection Red Apple Lipstick has great gluten free, allergen free mineral eyeshadows that are guaranteed to not make your eyes itchy, puffy, red, or swollen – or your money back. They are all lab tested gluten-free, paraben free, soy free, GMO Free, talc free, dye free and vegan. It’s time to wear eyeshadow with confidence!

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