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What Eyeshadow Colors to Wear With Eye Colors

What Eyeshadow Colors to Wear With Eye Colors

I get a lot of questions about what eyeshadow colors look best on people. There are a lot of different factors that can go into it, if we really want to get technical. Instead of diving so far into it that it scares you away from trying new colors, I want to encourage you to try other colors based on your eye color. Here are what eyeshadow colors you should wear based on your eye color. I will explain a little further in detail below the infographic. If you need this graphic for reference, pin it on your Pinterest board or print out and put it in your makeup bag!

Best Eyeshadow Colors for Your Eye Colors on

Before I dive into each color, I want you to remember to think about your skin tone when you are choosing eyeshadow colors as well. If you have green eyes but you have cool toned skin, you should probably stay away from the warm orange and warm brown. Just use our best judgement and if you can’t tell what tones you should use, try experimenting and see for yourself what colors are working or not working with your skin tone. Both Sephora and Ulta have great return policies if you purchase something that you don’t love! Also, I don’t want you to be freaked out by some of the color suggestions on here. Remember there are several different tones of every color! Just because I suggest a purple or a blue eyeshadow doesn’t mean that you are going to look like you are from the 80’s! There are several levels of intensity when it comes to eyeshadow colors.

Blue eyes: Blue eyes look best with earth tones, browns, metallics, purple based colors, taupe, rose, and slate.

Brown eyes: Brown eyes are pretty lucky and can wear basically every color! The colors that really make brown eyes pop are peach, green, coral, pink, gold, and plum. If you have different colored specks in your eyes, you can choose those colors to accent too.

Green/Hazel: Colors that look great with green/hazel eyes are copper, taupe, gold, warm brown, purple, and warm colors with orange undertones.

Gray: Gray eyes are pretty rare. If you have gray eyes, you should treat them like a pale glue or green. Just figure out what color is the base color is to the gray and go with that.

I hope you are able to find the best eyeshadow colors for your eye colors and that you really use this knowledge to experiment with your makeup!

Sandra Knecht

Saturday 5th of January 2019

I look best with plum but can’t seem to find the right shade. Fair skin and my. Eyes are brown rim and green interior hazel any suggestions?


Wednesday 6th of February 2019

I would stick with the brown suggestions!

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