Opposites Attract - Best Eyeshadow Shades for your eye color (with video)
October 23, 20183 min read
Ever wonder what the best eyeshadow shades are for your eye color?
Depending on the color of your eyes, certain eyeshadows can really make them pop!
Using Color Theory - Create Contrast
With a little bit of color theory, you can easily discover your own personal best pairings.Color theory tells us that opposites pair well together, and can really bring out the best in each other.When looking at a color wheel, it’s easy to see which colors are opposite of each other…
So, it makes sense that the colors opposite the color of your eyes will be a great match and intensify your eyes.
For example, if you have green eyes (like me) colors like purple, oranges (think terra cotta or copper), browns or even pinks and mauves will make a wonderful pairing and really bring out the color of your eyes.A couple of our favorites are Red Plum and Copper Mineral Eye Shadows.
Ooh la la. If you want to enhance the brown of your hazel eyes, go for browns, golds (think sunflowers), and greens. If you’d like to highlight the green and gold of your eyes, try bronze or eggplant shades.
Color Outside the Lines
Of course, just because you have a certain eye color doesn’t mean you can’t wear a certain color of eyeshadow.For example, if you have blue eyes and really love to wear pink eyeshadow, this doesn’t mean you are limited to only the aforementioned colors and can never wear pinks!
Red Plum and Hot Cocoa are featured in the look on the left, Copper and Champagne Ice are featured on the right; (It was so windy during pictures I ended up just using my scarf to tie all my hair back...!)
Want some more inspiration for colorful eyeshadow looks?
Abby is a photographer and blogger who never says no to a hot cup of tea or a new shade of lipstick. She lives in Monterey, CA with her husband where they enjoy hiking, cooking/eating everything vegan, and basically living the (neat and tidy) hippie dream. You can follow her @abby.roe.photo on instagram, or find her + her organic handmade mineral lipsticks HERE.
Lisa's Notes: There is no end to the combination of eyeshadow shades that you can play with no matter your eye color. Just keep playing and enjoying the process. You're a beauty.