What’s the best colour eyeshadow for blue eyes? As we all know, complementary colours (colours opposite each other on a colour wheel) create a strong contrast and enhance each other.
Blue and orange are complementary colours. So, to make your eyes pop, try using orange, terra-cotta, coral or rose coloured eyeshadow.
Other colours that also work well with blue eyes are: black, grey or charcoal; gold, copper and rich browns; dark blue, navy or turquoise; dark purple, royal purple, amethyst, violet, plum or lavender; dark shades of red (like burgundy or a deep wine colour); icy pink; light green and white. If you’re wanting something a little more sparkly for evening, try a metallic bronze, gold or silver on your lids.
Not too keen on colourful eyeshadows? Try using a coloured eyeliner (orange, terra-cotta, rust, or navy) or use your colourful eyeshadows as eyeliner by applying them with a wet brush. What about using a blue or navy mascara to make your eyes pop while using rich shades of brown eyeshadow on your eyelids.
See previous make-up tip “How to wear coloured eyeliner” for more information on how to wear coloured eyeliner in different ways.
Try to avoid bright red and hot pink eyeshadows, as these can make your eyes look tired and sore or like you’ve been crying, instead of enhancing them. Other colours to avoid are: soft browns, lime green, baby blue and any pastel shades, as these may leave you looking rather washed out and pale.
To further emphasize your eyes, keep your lips neutral by using a nude, peachy brown or pale pink lipstick or tinted lip gloss and a light sweep of blusher on your cheeks for a subtle, healthy glow.