Selecting the right shade of eyeshadow can be tough, especially when there are endless options to choose from. If you’re looking for the perfect shade to bring out your eye colour it all comes down to this simple tool: The colour wheel. It’s as easy as remembering this hard and fast rule: Opposite shades on the colour wheel complement each other.
For Blue Eyes
The best way to draw attention to radiant blue eyes is to choose any shade with a warmer undertone. I find hues with hints of yellow and orange are best, and I tend to stick with golds, coppers, peaches and bronzes. The Infinite Bronze palette by L’Oréal Paris teams well with my baby blues and really intensifies their colour.
For Brown Eyes
For those beautiful brown eyes you really can’t go wrong. I would say that shades of gold and deep greens look amazing but you can pretty much get away with anything (nothing clashes with brown!). Eyes are the Window Shadow Palette-Body by Stila is the perfect combination of shades for brown eyes. Wear the Emerald shade for a night out, Aquamarine for a fun summer look and Rose Quartz during the work week—you’ve basically got a shade for every occasion.
For Green Eyes
The ideal shades to help your gorgeous greens stand out in a crowd are peaches, coppers and deep plums. CoverGirl has made things really easy by creating shadows that are made specifically to bring out your eye colour. Their Trunaked Eyeshadow Palette in Roses consists of deep purple shades, and if you’re looking for something warmer I recommend checking out the shade Mink in their 1-Kit Shadows.
For Hazel Eyes
Stunning hazels—If you’ve got them, flaunt them! Deep purples and copper shades work well for showing off this eye colour. The Rosewood Eye Quartet Mineral Palette by Clarins offers rich purples with a hint of copper. I highly recommend giving it a shot.
Applying a complementary eyeshadow to your eye colour is going to intensify your eyes and really make them stand out. I haven’t covered all eye colours here, but find your hue on the colour wheel and play around with some flattering shades—you’ll find it really makes a difference.