Depending on the color of your eyes, certain eyeshadows can really make them pop!
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.
For blue eyes colors like slate grey, light rose, browns, and earth tones will be sure winners. Just a few of our favorites are Bliss Mineral Eye Shadow, Silver Taupe Mineral Eye Shadow, and Sable Mineral Shadow.
Bliss, the positively gorgeous light pink beige mineral eye shadow, featured in the center with Fawn (to the left) and Simple Basics (to the right).
And when it comes to brown eyes? (You lucky duck, you). Anything goes! Blues, greens, pinks, gold shimmer… Or any of the above. (Check out this tutorial for a gorgeous mineral shadow look featuring a green and gold duo here!). A few fun favorites are Golden Glam Mineral Eye Shadow, Princess Mineral Eye Shadow, Celery Mineral Eye Shadow, and Blue Opal Mineral Eye Shadow.
Some of our fun green mineral 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.
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!
However, the colors that play up their opposite nature to your eyes will really play up your eyes and make your natural color truly stand out...
I chose to show a look featuring Red Plum Mineral Eye Shadow (a beautiful purple toned eyeshadow) and Hot Cocoa Mineral Eye Shadow on one eyelid, and Copper Mineral Eye Shadowwith Champagne Ice Mineral Eye Shadow as a highlight on my other eyelid. This can give you an example of both an orange-toned look and a purple-toned look with a soft brown crease on green eyes.
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?
Check out this post all about how to wear greens, this post about how to wear purple eyeshadows, this post featuring Blue Opal (and a fun twist on a lemonade recipe!), this post featuring some of our most popular pinks (or this super fabulous and fun post featuring All Things Pink!), or simply poke around the blog for so many other fun and colorful tutorials featuring our gorgeous mineral eyeshadows!
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.