Finding the perfect eyeshadow to enhance your eye color:
Trying to find the perfect eyeshadow color to enhance your eye color?
Use the color wheel below to find your perfect color.
Example: If you have blue eyes, find blue on the color wheel
and see which color enhances your natural eye color.
To enhance the highlights of each eye color calls for using colors
with opposite undertones to complement rather than overwhelm, to draw
attention and emphasize eyes but not with bright, dramatic technicolors.
To focus on each eye color, follow the advice below on eyeshadows,
eyeliners and mascaras.
Blue Eyes – Brown Undertones:
Eyeshadow: avoid the obvious use of blues and purples
and focus on warm browns and taupes and soft peaches and pinks.
Eyeliner: try soft browns and taupes.
Mascara: brown (for daytime) or brownish black (for nighttime).
Brown Eyes – Blue Undertones:
Eyeshadow: brown-eyed women can experiment with more colors than blue
or green eyes, but look best in rich plums and blues, warm browns,
shimmery caramels and taupes, mahogany and charcoal.
Eyeliner: dark brown, navy, charcoal gray or soft black.
Mascara: brownish black and soft black.
Green Eyes – Red Undertones:
Eyeshadows: soft purples and peaches, warm, golden browns and taupes.
Eyeliner: taupe, soft red-brown and some purples.
Mascara: brown or brownish black.
Hazel Eyes: Depending on whether you want to highlight the green or blue
of hazel eyes, follow the above rules accordingly.
Very Dark Brown/Black: Eyes – Neutral Colors
Eyeshadow: navy, plums, charcoals browns.
Eyeliner: navy, dark plum, charcoal gray, dark black.
Mascara: soft or dark black.
Of course you can slip on the occasional green or blue shadow,
but limit them to special occasion or nighttime looks when
you really want to make a dramatic statement.
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