Ever wondered why certain eyeshadows work for you, and others just end up looking plain jane? A sure way to make your eyes pop is by using the best shadows to complement your eye colour. The trick that many makeup artists use is by choosing shades on the opposite part of the colour wheel – this will ensure that whatever you put on your eyelids looks fabulous!
Blue eyes work best with earthy tones which help to bring out any soft blue hues. Metallics, brown and slate are a perfect match for more serious makeup looks, since they make a dramatic juxtaposition when paired with blue. Other colours which are also ideal include rose, taupe and other purple-based eyeshadows.
The beauty of brown eyes is that they work with almost anything! Although, stay away from earthy or metallic brown-tones since this will only blend in with your eyes. Opt for colours such as peach, coral and pink which are perfect to highlight and define the shape of your eyes. Green and blue are also fun shades which help to create an exotic makeup look.
Green eyes follow the same colour palette as blue – stick to warm brown shades which will pick up any lighter tones in your eyes. Other shades which will make green eyes pop include gold, copper and baked-eyeshadows with orange undertones.
Should be treated like pale blue or green eyes. Avoid slate or pink tones.
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