A question I am often asked is ‘How do I know what eyeshadow to pick that will suit me?’. Do you find that some days people really comment on your make up and other days it’s a little ho hum?
First of all…you have to wear colours that you like – while fashion and trends can give you inspiration if you are stuck in a rut, or new ideas to try, these looks are certainly not set in concrete and you are still better to wear colours that flatter your colouring and eye shape as well as the colours you like and make you feel good. Make up is supposed to be fun after all..right?
There are some basic rules however, that will really make your eye colour pop and look amazing and if you stick roughly to these guidelines you will keep the comments rolling in.
Making your eye colour stand out goes back to the basics of the colour wheel. Colours that are opposites on the wheel, when put together really make each other stand out. So basically whatever colour your eye is – look for the colour directly opposite and that is what is going to make your eyes really pop.
Obviously there are some colours such as yellow that may be a littletoo bright for our liking on the eyes (unless we were on a catwalk or photography studio) so picking something that is close or has the same tones will still give you the effect your are after. For example if you have blue eyes – orange is on the opposite side of the wheel. This may be too bright for some so you could instead go for a brown, but one that has quite warm orangey/coppery tones.
See below a list of eye colours and some of our faves.
Blue Eyes: Rich warm colours are the best pick here. Terracotta browns, bronzes and rich browns are all a great choice. Any metallics with a gold or bronze hint are great for evening and my absolute fave! Other MBS Faves: BECCA Ombre Rouge Eye Palette
Brown Eyes: Purples and blues are a great choice for this eye colour. The brighter versions may not be for everyone so a muted purply brown or a navy liner might be good options here. Even greeny, olive colours are a great choice. Our MBS Faves: Bare Minerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0 (colour:The Dream Sequence)
Green Eyes: Purple and Pink tones are definitely for you. Again, this can be toned down to more neutral olours with a hint of your best colours, darker muted grape or even a neutral eye colour with an eyeliner of purple could look amazing. A pale pink on the brow bone would look awesome. MBS Faves: Tarte Rainforest After Dark Coloured Clay Eye & Cheek Palette
Hazel Eyes: Rich brown, golds and greens will really make hazel eyes stand out. There are so many options here from toned down autumn colours to bold bright statement eyes…how to choose? Our MBS Faves: Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio (Colour – Quick Take)