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A Guide to Eyeshadow for Blue Eyes

By Carly Cochrane -
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Calling all blue-eyed babes: it’s time to grab a pen, a notepad and the popcorn, as we provide a 101 guide on how to emphasise those peepers of yours.

It goes without saying that blue eyes are pretty mesmerising. From sea-blue to cool-grey, it’s an eye colour that can flirt, smoulder and smoke – but only if you dress them up correctly, that is.

That’s right, the key to making blue eyes really pop lies within the eyeshadow that you choose to use, as just one shade lighter, darker, warmer or cooler can make all the difference.

So, in a bid to help your baby-blues shine brighter than ever before, we’ve rounded up the best eyeshadows for blue eyes.

Rich browns

It’s time to ditch the black and charcoal shades and get to grips with rich, deep brown colours – especially if you love a smoky eye. Warm neutrals are the go-to if a sultry vibe is what you’re striving for, as darker shadows and liner can often look to harsh and dull blueness.

Morphe 35w Warm It Up Eyeshadow Palette

Morphe 35w Warm It Up Eyeshadow Palette

£14.00
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Revolution Reloaded Palette Iconic Fever

Revolution Reloaded Palette Iconic Fever

£5.00
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DIOR 3 Couleurs TriOblique Couture Eyeshadow Canvas - 553-Earthy

DIOR 3 Couleurs TriOblique Couture Eyeshadow Canvas

£44.10
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Warm metals

It’s super easy to be enticed by shimmer and shine but if you want to make the most of your blue eye colour, there are rules to follow. The metallics you want to opt for are gold, bronze and copper as the warm undertones spark the cool, bringing out the blue in your eyes.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow Palette California

e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow Palette California

£10.00
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Bourjois Glitter Smokey Stories Eyeshadow Palette

Bourjois Glitter Smokey Stories Eyeshadow Palette

£5.00
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Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow - Amber Gold

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow

£22.00
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Orange

This is a colour palette to add to your autumn eyeshadow collection. As orange sits across from blue on the colour wheel, it provides the perfect contrast. Take your pick from anything in the orange, bronze, copper or coral family, as they all make a great option for blue eyes.

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Coral

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Coral

£25.00
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MAC Small Eyeshadow - Rule

MAC Small Eyeshadow

£15.00
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Blue

The right tone of blue can take your eye colour from 0-100. Yep, an extra dose of blue hue is all you need to enhance and emphasise your irises. Pick shades with a grey or pastel blue base if you’re going for a minimal makeup look or opt for navy blue along the lash line to give your eyes some drama.

NYX Professional Makeup Prismatic Eyeshadow Tin - Blue Jeans

NYX Professional Makeup Prismatic Eyeshadow Tin

£5.50
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DIOR 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette - 277-Defy

DIOR 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

£43.20
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NARS Cosmetics Duo Eyeshadow - Underworld

NARS Cosmetics Duo Eyeshadow

£23.00
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Purple

Purple is the shade that'll really get those peepers poppin’. Experiment with everything from modern jewel tones such as amethyst, violet and cool lilacs, or dabble in warm cranberry and burgundy shades. Whatever suits your style, you can rest assured that your eyes will look piercing.

Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette

£11.99
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Stila Vivid & Vibrant Eyeshadow Duo - Amethyst

Stila Vivid & Vibrant Eyeshadow Duo

£13.60
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Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eye Palette - 05

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eye Palette

£36.80
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Now that you have all the intel on the best eyeshadows for your eye colour, you can get busy creating ultimate looks that will give your blue eyes a boost. Want to experiment with more eyeshadow looks? Check out The Best Green Eyeshadow Looks and How to Wear Them.

For extra tips and all your questions answered, don't forget to look at our guide to eyeshadow and guide to eyeshadow palettes!

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

My special talents include scoping out the best beauty dupes, nailing a winged liner and carrying an unhealthy amount of lip glosses in my handbag at one time.