Choosing the Right Eyeshadow for Your Eye Color

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Eye makeup has a major influence in enhancing the beauty of a women’s face. Choosing the right eyeshadow shade to complement your eye color can really make your eyes pop and stand out. You need to choose shades that bring out your natural color and not diminish it. The key to this is the color wheel. As a general rule of thumb, the best eyeshadow hue for your eye color is the one on the other end of the color wheel. This shade will accentuate your eye color the best. 


Green Eyes: Colors that best suit green are purple, pink and brown. Purple eyeshadow, especially, allows green eyes to become more vibrant.

Brown Eyes: This eye color is quite versatile and looks good with almost any eyeshadow. At the other end of the color wheel are blue, green and purple, but you can experiment with different colors to find the one that best suits you.

Blue Eyes: Opposite on the color spectrum to blue is brown, gold, grey and purple.

Other things to consider:

Hooded Lids: These lids can tend to look heavy and partly closed. In order to make the eyes look more open, avoid using darker shades of eyeshadow. Also avoid highlighting the brow bone or the whole lid as this will accentuate your hooded lids.

Skin Tone: Shade choices will make a difference to the intensity of your look depending on the depth level of your skin. For example, if you have dark, ebony skin, avoid colors that are too light or white. Likewise if you have very fair and pale skin, avoid colors that are too dark unless you are going for a daring look.

Tips on application of eye shadow:

Texture: Eyeshadows are available in a mass of different textures, and can be used to achieve varying looks. What type of shadow you wear is completely down to your personal tastes, but mattes are generally used for daytime wear and shimmers for night time.

Application: Applying a layer of primer or foundation can help set the base for your eyeshadow and ensure that it does not slip and slide off your eyelids. This will also help prevent creasing.

A few key points to remember:

-Avoid matching your eyeshadow to your eyes or clothing. This will make your eyes look duller, and is a grave fashion faux pas.

-Although the color wheel is a good starting point, do not be afraid of trying other colors. There is no such thing as the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to do makeup. Explore and play around with different styles, methods and techniques to find what works best. Being confident in your own skin will allow you to make any color work for you.

-Blending eyeshadow is the key to making or breaking a look. Blend well to get rid of any obvious edges of color and remember that darker shades add dimension whereas lighter ones highlight.

-Avoid wearing a bold eye with a bold lip. Choose one of the two and keep the rest simple to avoid looking like a clown.

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