Create the Perfect Eye Shadow Application

When it comes to perfecting your makeup application, it’s important to know what eye shadow pigments suit you best according to your natural eye color. I bet you didn’t know that there are certain colors to stay away from depending on the color or your eyes! Often times, we browse through magazines looking at pictures of models and celebrities and we think to ourselves “Why doesn’t this look turn out this way when I do it myself?” That’s probably because you are trying to create a look that might not work on you due to the fact that you have a completely different skin color and eye color. You might be looking at a blue eyed model whose eye makeup is flawlessly painted with golden hues that accentuate her eyes beautifully, but when you try to execute that same look on your own brown eyes, the outcome is not the same. Don’t fret! We are here to share some tips on how to achieve the perfect look for you based on the color of your eyes! We’ve broken down each eye color and matched the appropriate pigments to the eye colors, according to the “Makeup Color Wheel.”


Brown Eyes: Surprisingly, the hues in the Purple family complement Brown eyes really well. Stick to colors that have some sort of Purple tone, such as Violet, Mauve, Eggplant, Plum and Lilac. You can use the darker pigments in the crease of your eyelid to create a smoked out look. The lighter pigments can be used over the entire eyelid. Pigments such as Copper and Peach are great colors to dab on the middle of the lid to give it a nice pop! Blend the colors together to achieve the perfect look.


Hazel Eyes: Being that Hazel eyes have a lot of brown hues in them, the color scheme doesn’t change much from the Brown eye color scheme. Stick to the colors of the Purple family, leaning more toward deeper pigments. Pigments such as Plum, or Amethyst are ideal for Hazel eyes accompanied by sandy Brown pigments with a touch of shimmer. Add a pop of Hunter Green to the middle of lid to bring out the Green hues in the eye!



Blue Eyes: Shades of Gold are a must with Blue Eyes. Different variations of Gold pigments would include Mustard, Honey and Amber. Gold and Blue are complete opposites on the color wheel and they complement each other perfectly! You can even add a touch of Blue to offset the Gold pigment. If you’re using Blue pigments with Blue eyes, make sure the Blue hues are truly blue. Stay away from Purple Blues and Green Blues. Blue hues with Gray hues work well together for Blue Eyes as well.



Green Eyes: Much to your surprise, Pink tones work nicely with Green Eyes! Pigments such as Rose, Salmon, and Coral are the best contrast for accentuating your Green Eyes. Add a darker pigment like Garnet to the crease to create a smokey look and a touch of a lighter green like Mint or even a mild Lime in the corner of the eye. This will help with opening up the eye making it appear bigger. Blend together!

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