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

Should You Get A Pixie Cut For Spring?

I’ve been looking at images of celebs and models

who’ve made the chop

and gone to a pixie cut,

 a short crop or a shag for spring.

Kristin Chenoweth super sexy pixie cut

(and then looking at more images 

of those that did it a while back too)

Pamela Anderson looking stunning in her pixie cut

On some it looks fresh, vital and totally modern.

Charlize Theron Pixie cut

Halle Berry pixie cut

Jennifer Lawrence pixie cut

On others it highlights crows feet, lengthens the face,

and doesn’t necessarily look that flattering.

most of the time Anne Hathaway’s pixie cut looks gorgeous, but sometimes it emphasizes creasing around her eyes and bags under her eyes

Before you make the cut, pull all your hair back

and study your face and neck.

Look at your face shape,

which features are currently being softened 

by your current hair style,

and which features will become overly pronounced

with a short short cut.

A short cut can make a long face look very long.

Isabel Lucas pixie cut

Sometimes just making the cut choppy,

side sweeping the bangs, going for a short bob,

or keeping a little more length and volume around the face

can soften up your features enough to make it

look both modern and pretty.

Audrey Tatou’s curly pixie cut is perfection

Emma Watson gorgeous in a shag cut

I loved Michelle Williams’ pixie cut,

but as it has been growing out it keeps getting prettier,

and her new bob looks fresh and interesting too,

with a soft and feminine feel to it.

Vanessa Hudgens’ choppy shag is versatile and modern,

giving her styling option as well as a fresh, vibrant look.