Discover The Eyeshadow That’ll Make Your Eye Colour POP

Matching your eyeshadow to your eye colour - purple eyeshadow brown eye

Should you choose your eyeshadow to match your eye colour? If you’re looking to make your eye colour POP, then the answer is yes! That’s not to say that there are hard and fast rules when it comes to applying your eyeshadow, because there are none. But with the clever use of colour matching, you can brighten and enhance your eye colour in just a few moments.

From smokey silvers to iced blues, rich purples to coral pinks and glistening golds to vibrant greens, there’s a whole spectrum of colours to explore that will help light up your natural eye colour. Keep reading to find your perfect eyeshadow colour match…


1. Blue Eyes – Copper and Bronze

Swatch of a model wearing bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette to ehance her blue eyes

Close up of bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette copper best for blue eyes

Colour theory tells us that blue and orange complement each other really well – and the same can be said for everyone with baby blues. Orange-toned hues are what’s really going to make your eyes stand out! The selection of copper, orange or deep browns shades in shimmer, satin and matte finishes in the Gen Nude Eyeshadow in Copper palette are ideal for enhancing your blue eyes.

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2. Grey Eyes: Smokey To Silvery Blue

Model wearing blue silver shade from the Clarins Ombre 4 Colour Eyeshadow Palette - Midnight Gradation best for grey eyes

Best eyeshadow for grey eyes - Clarins Ombre 4 Colour Eyeshadow Palette - Midnight Gradation

For anyone with grey eyes, opt for smokey shades of silvery blue. The Clarins Ombre 4 in shade Midnight Gradation fits in with this colour scheme perfectly! The quad of silvery blues and deep sooty greys and blues all complement each other perfectly, so you can use one of the shimmering shades on its own or all together for more drama.

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3. Green Eye: Red, Coral, Pink and Golds

Best eyeshadow for green eyes: Urban Decay Shimmer Eyeshadow in shade Fireball

Best eyeshadow shade for green is the fireball shade from the Urban Decay Shimmer Eyeshadow collection

Green is the rarest eye colour (only about 2 percent of people around the world have green eyes), so it’s only right you show them off! If you have green eyes, corals, reds, taupe pinks and golds will be your best friend (and we also have colour theory to back us up here, too, as green and red are complementary colours!)

Urban Decay’s Shimmer Eyeshadow in shade Fireball is a coral hue that’s made for all you rare green-eyed beauty lovers. The mono hue will make a bold statement that offers a gorgeous contrast to your green peepers.

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4. Brown Eyes: Rich Purple To Lavender

Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette 12 x 0.95g

Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette 12 x 0.95g

Purples and soft lavender are made for brown eyes – forever and always! No eyeshadow palette does purple better than the Urban Decay Naked Ultra Violet Palette because, as the name suggests, this palette is packed with fun violet shades like optimized, cyber punk, euphoric and purple dust, which will be sure to light up your beautiful browns. Use on their own or combine neutral tones for a varied finish that flaunts every shade from light to deep purple.

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5. Hazel Eyes: Greens, Golds and Browns

Best eyeshadow for green eyes is the Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow - The Mats in fur green

Best eye shadow for hazel eyes is the Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow - The Mats in fur green

Last but not least, hazel eyes, your ideal match to complement your eyes are: green and brown hues. The Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow, Fur Green, makes a beautiful contrast to the rich depth of hazel eyes, and any flecks of green in your eyes. The confident use of just one colour makes the final look just that little bit chicer. But don’t worry if you haven’t been daring enough to wear green eyeshadow in the past, because – despite what you might have thought – it can make a stylish statement that’s still incredibly tasteful.


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