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

Kristen Stewart for Vanity Fair June 2012

Kristen Stewart 

covers the July 2012 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

I so enjoy her.

She is frank, she is blunt.

She calls it as she sees it, 

and apologizes to no one.

She stands out in Hollywood-land for separating herself

 from the all encompassing PR machine 

that churns out endless drivel, 

endless canned and rehearsed media quips,

instead speaking her own truth, in her own special way:

“I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph.

I get some
serious shit about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it.

I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room
with me, or on the carpet, would think, What an actress! What a faker!

 That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like shit in half my
photos, and I don’t give a fuck.

What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, 

was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’ 

I don’t care about the
voracious, starving shit eaters who want to turn truth into shit.

Take that voracious, starving shit eaters!!

It doesn’t hurt that she earned more than any other

 Hollywood actress this past year.

So stunning in editorials, she is more beautiful than ever

in this shoot, in the hands of makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.

She is so totally refreshing.

And for that, I love her.


check out the behind the scenes video of

 Kristen Stewart’s Vanity Fair photoshoot with Mario Testino below: