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MP! Style Guide: The best eyeshadow shades for your eye colour




When it comes to eye makeup, the colour of your eyes is a good starting point to guide your color choices. Yes, these may change over time as different trends and fads come in and out, but you can use this a general rule of thumb.

Brown eyes

Brown eyes are the most neutral eye colour, so most of the time, you can get away with wearing any shade of eye shadow.

Everyday: browns, silvers, golds, coppers, taupes
Play with: blues, purples
Avoid: none

Blue eyes

To really make blue eyes stand out, think about the color wheel. Blue is opposite orange, so eye shadows with orange (i.e., coppery hues) will bring out the blue the best.

Everyday: browns, coppers, taupes
Play with: golds, greys, dark blues
Avoid: light blues

Green eyes

Same with blue eyes, making green eyes pop requires a quick trip to the color wheel. Green is opposite red, so eye shadows with red (i.e., burnt hues) will bring out green the best.

Everyday: reddish browns, dusty pinks, taupes
Play with: bright pinks, greys
Avoid: greens, blues

Hazel eyes

Hazel eyes are unique, and tend to have a unique yellow or golden tone running through them. Opposite yellow on the color wheel is purple, opening up a lot of fun opportunities to bring out hazel eyes.

Everyday: plums, browns
Play with: dark greens, greys
Avoidblues

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Written by Jackie Kolgraf

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I'm the lead style/beauty writer & U.S. content coordinator here at Maximum Pop!, where I get to combine my love for Louis Tomlinson with his love for Adidas. I hail from Boston, and I'm obsessed with my wiener dog, nail art trends, One Direction, and perfume samples. I believe in daily pizza.

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