How to Flatter Your Eye Color with Eyeshadow

Working in retail, I see all sorts of women come in my store with all sorts of makeup and fashion faux pas. One of which is ridiculous eyeshadow. Now with any good thing, it’s best used in moderation. So today’s beauty tip is: “How to Flatter Your Eye Color with Eyeshadow”. Below I’ve compiled a list of great products for different colored eyes. And remember, if you’re going to go intense with your eyes, leave the rest of your face neutral! We don’t want to look like a drag queen gone wrong.

For Blue Eyes:

Browns and charcoals accentuate blue eyes greatly! To make your blue eyes look brightest, use a white highlight and different shades of brown or gray. Here a couple of my favorite shadows for blue eyes.


Makeup by Bare Escentuals at ShopStyle

The bareMinerals primer/shadow is great for a blue-eyed beauty in gunmetal headed for a night out. Click image to buy.


Eye Shadow by Too Faced at ShopStyle

The Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow collection of browns and golds will bring out the green in your eyes, and make them sparkle! Click image to buy.

For Brown Eyes:

Purples will bring some specks of color out, making your eyes pop!


Eye Shadow by Smashbox at ShopStyle

The Smashbox Smokebox Palette of assorted colors will play up the various colors in your eyes, which is very flattering. Click image to buy.


Eye Shadow by Make Up For Ever at ShopStyle

A great luminizer is just what a brown eyed girl needs to brighten up those beauties. This crème shadow in Warm Beige will make your eyes bright! Click image to buy.

For Green Eyes:

Gold and plum shades will make your serpentine eyes gorgeous! Stick with neutrals as to not distract from those sparkly beauties, but sparkles will make them even more intense.


Eyes Shimmer & Glitter by Clinique at ShopStyle

This shade in Strike It Rich will play up those bad boys like no other. Beware, the Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Super Shimmer is incredibly pigmented, so you can stack it on or dab it lightly to your preference. Click image to buy.


Eye Shadow by Christian Dior at ShopStyle

Although a little pricey, the Dior 5 Couleurs Lift in Lifting Rose is the most flattering shadow palette you could get for your green eyes. The color payoff is fantastic, and the hues will accentuate your eyes perfectly. Definitely a green eyed girl’s makeup bag staple! Click image to buy.