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A Guide to Eyeshadow for Blue Eyes

By Carly Cochrane - 3 years ago | Updated
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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.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles


Sigma Beauty Hazy Eyeshadow Palette

£24.00 £25.00 (4% off)

Kevyn Aucoin Emphasise Eye Design Palette Unblinking

£35.84 £39.78 (10% off)

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.

PIXI Liquid Fairy Lights


Stila Shimmer & Glow Eyeshadow

£21.61 £25.49 (16% off)

Illamasqua Iconic Chromes

£18.72 £22.08 (16% off)


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.

Inglot Cosmetics Freedom System Eyeshadow


Morphe 9d Painted Desert Artistry Palette


SOSU by SJ Hot Fire Remastered Eyeshadow Palette

£22.47 £29.95 (25% off)


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.

Jane Iredale PurePressed Triple Eyeshadow

£19.19 £34.00 (44% off)

Pat McGrath Labs EYEdols Eyeshadow


Morphe 18a Blue Ya Away Artistry Palette

£19.42 £20.00 (3% off)


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.

Illamasqua Iconic Chromes

£18.72 £22.08 (16% off)

Stila Shimmer & Glow Eyeshadow

£21.61 £25.49 (16% off)

Jane Iredale Eyeshadow Kit

£33.95 £51.00 (34% off)

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.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

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