How To Choose Your Perfect Eye Shadow Colors


Do you have trouble choosing eye shadows that make your eye color spark?

Do your eye shadows feel dull and boring? Or maybe you’ve always wanted your eyes to look exciting but when you try the looks you see in tutorials it never looks fantastic on you?



The key to your eye shadow looking fantastic is to understand the art of complimentary opposites. This is color theory for your eyes.

In order to draw attention to your eyes and make your eye color stand out you should avoid colors that match your own eye color – blue eyes avoid blue shadow, brown eyes avoid dull browns, green eyes stay away from greens. But more than that you need to choose eye shadow colors that are opposite your eye color on the color wheel.

In a nutshell, here’s what you need to do:


If you have blue eyes and put on a blue shadow, you don’t know what to look at, so it detracts from the blue eye. If you put a bronzey, warm color on it will make your eyes look bluer. Oranges, golds and warm bronzes look fantastic on blue eyes.

warm bronzey eyeshadow sparks megan Fox’s blue eyes


If you have green eyes use purples, burgundies, coppers, reds.
I often use red eye shadows paired with gold – it’s one of my favorites. You get super drama without using a dark shadow (which can make an eye look small).


Green eyes, red eye shadow



Just play with color – everything will look good!

If you have a golden brown eye coppery shades and purple shades will bring out that gold. Greens won’t.

image from Luca Magazine
photographed by Kelly Capelli
Makeup Corinna Cooke

In the image above I used warm coppers to bring out the golden tones in the model’s brown eyes.

If you have warm brown eyes blues and purples will bring the color out, whereas browns will pull it back.


If you have deep deep brown eyes you can do anything, because the depth of that eye color will draw the viewer in.

Everything looks good on dark brown eyes

If you have multiple flecks in your eyes, which is quite common, such as blue eyes with gold flecks, look to the opposite on the color wheel, which is your coppers and your burgundies.

If you have green eyes with gold flecks try purples, coppers and burgundies.


Hazels are a mix of colors. They are either green and brown or green and blue.

If you want to accent the blue, use copper tones. If you want to bring out the green angle more toward reds, burgundies and purples.

If you have green and brown hazels then you want to pull out the green, because it’s the most exciting color. Red based eyeshadows will do that for you, as will burgundies and purples.

Rather than being consumed with the latest fashion fad in eye makeup, always look at what suits your eye shape best and then style it with shadows that bring out the color., Inc.

how to choose your perfect eye shadow color
how to choose your perfect eye shadow color

Bridal Beauty # 10 Wedding Makeup Tips For Green Eyes

Did you know that only 2% of the world’s population have green eyes? I love being part of that tiny percentage! 

Angelina Jolie gorgeous green eyes

I also love it when I get to do wedding makeup for a bride with green eyes – it is so easy to make a green eyed girl’s makeup look simply stunning, and with very little makeup.

If you look at this picture of Angelina Jolie (who has green eyes) you will see that her eyes captivate you, not her eye makeup. In fact she doesn’t look overly made up at all. She just looks beautiful.

When you are approaching makeup, and especially approaching bridal makeup, the key is to create the illusion that there is very little makeup going on. You want to bring out the best features, make the eyes spark, and see gorgeous girl rather than piles of makeup.
When he sees you we want your groom to get lost in your eyes instead of trying to find you under layers of makeup.

With green eyes they key is to play up the eye color so that they become the focus on the face. The way to do this is by using basic color theory. Choose eye shadow colors that are opposite green on the color wheel.

You can see here that the shades opposite to green are made up of reds, purples and pinks, edging their way into oranges. I translate the orange end into beautiful copper bronzes and melon tones.
Although I am crazy about red eye shadow, it’s not a shade we normally associate with wedding makeup looks. Instead of red eye shadow, think about red based brown.  
The best eye shadow shades for brides with green eyes are pinks and plums, reddish browns and copper bronzes.

Here are 7 Celebrities With Green Eyes
Each of these are beautiful wedding makeup looks.

Angelina Joile



Kate Winslet


Kristen Stewart



Kate Hudson



Amanda Seyfried





Emma Stone