Choosing Eyeshadows -Questions answered


A recent question…What color eyeshadow should I wear for my eye color to make my eyes stand out?

Remember Color Theory and the Color Wheel?  That circle with all the colors in the rainbow. Well, when looking at a Color Wheel find the color that most looks like your eye color.  The color on the opposite of the color wheel from your eye color is your complementary color.  The complementary color will instantly make your eyes pop.

Let’s walk thru some examples:

If your eyes are blue, for fun try shades that are peach, coral, orange, terracotta, bronze, gold and copper.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan - Cinderella Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan - Peach SmoothieMakeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan - Crème BruleeMakeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan - Chickadee Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan - Mango Tango  Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan - Goddess

Brown eyes have tons of options.  Brown is the combination of all primary colors. If you are looking for a dramatic look consider: purple eye shadow brown eyesblue or purple.  If your eyes are brown try something new and play with some other options.

If your eyes are green consider any and all Image result for green eyes with green shadowshades of purple, violet, or even pink to reddish tones.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan - Wisteria (2015 Remake!)Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan - Bitten

Hazel eyes change.  So use the color wheel to decide what color you want to emphasize in your eyes.  There are often flecks of color in a hazel eye.  You can find the complementary color to your flecks to really accentuate those flecks. If your flecks are gold and you love your gold flecks try purple shadow.

We have looked at complementary shades for our eye color but does that mean a blue eye can’t wear blue or a green eye can’t wear green or a hazel eye can’t wear gold?

You tell me…


Image result for green eyes with green shadow

Analogous colors are groups of three colors next to each other on the color wheel.  Analogous colors won’t make as bold of a statement as complementary colors but as you can see they are very pleasing to the eye.  Consider choosing darker and lighter shades to create the most interest.

The great thing about makeup is, it’s temporary.  Have fun with it.  No rule should define what you want to do with your makeup.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s