Color Theory: The Best Shadow Shades to Bring Out your Eye Color

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Color TheoryEvery makeup has its purpose. Foundation conceals, highlighters brighten, and glosses add dimension and color, but the true window to the soul is the eyes; learn how to use color to take your eyes from basic to brilliant.

Green Eyes - While brown is a neutral shade that looks good with any eye color, adding color to green eyes will truly make them pop. For daytime, try shadow shades such as gold, copper, and bronze to reflect the green eye’s true color without being overwhelming. For evening, try deep shades of purple and green to add depth to green eyes. Top it off with dark brown eyeliner and brown or black mascara for an unforgettable effect.

Blue Eyes - For blue eyes, the key is to choose colors that contrast and add depth. Dark shades of brown, taupe, and purple will highlight blue eyes. For a more dramatic effect, create a smoky eye with shadows in shades of black or dark grey. When it comes to liner and mascara, stick to black to brighten blue eyes and add dimension.

Brown Eyes - If you’re a brown-eyed girl consider yourself blessed! The brown eye is complimented by nearly every shade in the color wheel from green and gold to blue and purple. The cooler the shade you choose, like blue, grey or green, the more your eye color will be highlighted. For a smoldering effect, layer deep shades of brown, black, and gold coupled with black eyeliner and black mascara.

Hazel Eyes - The amazing thing about the hazel eye is that the dominant shade can be dictated by the color of eye makeup you choose. Shades of forest green and dark purple bring out the green in hazel eyes. Shades of blue and grey will highlight your blue undertones. Adding shades of gold, copper, and light beige will create a golden brown effect, while shades of black and deep brown will make eye color appear dark brown. Black or brown eyeliner works well with hazel eyes as well as black or brown mascara.

Remember, no shade is created equal for any eye color. To find the shade that best compliments your eyes try experimenting with different colors. View your eyes in different lights or even take photos to see which shades really make your eyes pop!

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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