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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.