Keep Thinking “Opposites Attract” the next time you are at Sephora choosing a new eye shadow. What color eyes do you have? Brown, Blue, Green, Hazel, or something in between? Now think of a color wheel.
Now where does brown fall in this color wheel?
Brown is an earth tone, so it falls in the middle of the color wheel. If you are fortunate enough to have brown eyes, you have a neutral canvas, so you can choose any colors on the color wheel. Lucky You! Lucky Me, (I have brown eyes too!)
Purple – is the most universal shadow. It is a contrast to brown eyes, so it will make them pop. Blue/purple is the best shade of purple for brown eyes because it contrasts with the warmth of the brown eye.
Blues- have a coolness that help contrast the warmth of the brown eye.
Silver – is a cool toned color, and makes a beautiful contrast for brown eyes.
Green – helps brown eyes stand out and look more vibrant.
Bronze/Copper – draws out the beautiful gold and yellow flecks in brown eyes.
Green eyes can handle some amazing colors when they are worn correctly.
Taupe is perfect for green eyes because it has warm undertones.
Purple – is the universally flattering shade that compliments green eyes because any eye shadow with red undertones will make green eyes pop.
Silver – is a color that adds both smokiness and brightness which creates an ethereal look for green eyes.
Gold/Bronze – adds dimension which causes green eyes to pop.
Brown – is very effective for green eyes because it makes them appear vibrant.
Hazel Eyes – are a mix of several different colors, and you can use a wide variety of shades to draw out the various colored flecks found in hazel eyes.
Gold – is a component of Hazel eyes. Using a gold eye shadow next to your hazel eye will bring out the gold tones in your eye.
Purple- is the universally flattering shade that will provide a contrast to hazel eyes.
Bronze – anything with gold flecks will match the golden tones in Hazel eyes and instantly warm them up.
Burnt Sienna – emphasizes flecks of light brown in Hazel eyes and bring these light brown shades out.
Rose Gold – is a neutral shade, but with more pink gold undertones, it will help to bring out the light brown flecks in Hazel eyes.
Some shades will really play up the blue in your blue eyes, while other shades will give your eyes extra intensity, or make the blue stand out.
Brown – draws attention to blue eyes because the warmth of the brown makes blue eyes stand out.
Purple – is universally flattering and helps accentuate blue eyes.
Orange – is a shade that really makes blue eyes look incredible because it creates a strong contrast.
Bronze – balances cool tones in blue eyes.
Pink – brightens blue eyes and makes them stand out.
I hope this will help you decide what shades your next eye shadow should be. Write to me in the comments below, and tell me what color your eyes are, and what shades look the best on you. I have always thought that teal was a great color for my brown eyes. I usually wear teal in the summer, but I think I can get away with wearing it all year round.
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