When it comes to makeup, anything goes! There’s only one rule, and that’s to have fun with it! Makeup is there to enhance what you already have and help you to express yourself, so you can wear whatever you want as long as it makes you feel good.
If you love eye makeup and really want to make your eyes pop, you might be wondering: “which eyeshadow colour is best for me?” The answer to that comes down to the colour of your eyes, and our experts are here to give you the lowdown!
If you have BROWN eyes…
Great news! Your brown eyes are made up of a mix of primary colours, so just about any colour eyeshadow compliments them.
Warm shades like bronze, copper and gold will bring out the hazel flecks in your brown eyes, and shimmery shadows will look dreamy on you. If you’re feeling a little tired, dab a little shimmer on the inner corners of your eyes using a brush and watch your peepers perk up!
If you want to play around with a splash of bright colour, try purple, green, blue or navy eyeshadow for brown eyes. These hues will highlight the irises and make the whites of your eyes even whiter. The result? Seriously eye-popping shadow.
DB recommends: You have your pick of the eyeshadow palettes! The Eye See You - Sea Breeze palette has six neutral, blue and metallic eyeshadows to help you create a beachy look, and the Eye Love It - Spice It Up is perfect for after-dark, with 12 matte and shimmery shadows to choose from. Plus, it’s chocolate scented!
If you have HAZEL or GREEN eyes…
Hazel and green eyes are pretty rare, so we bet you’re used to getting compliments on yours! To accentuate the tones in your eyes even more, reach for eyeshadows with pink and purple tones.
From pale pink and magenta to lavender and eggplant, these shades will emphasise the gold flecks in your hazel eyes, and create contrast with the tones in your green eyes.
If you’re the proud owner of hazel peepers, rich, autumnal colours like earthy brown, bronze, gold and emerald green will also bring out the warmth in your eyes. And if your eyes are more green than hazel, you can experiment with shades with reddish undertones, like rust and burgundy. Since red compliments green on the colour wheel, these eyeshadows for green eyes will look dazzling on you.
Top tip: Black eyeliner can look severe with hazel or green eyes, especially in the daytime. To soften your look, use a creamy charcoal or brown eyeliner instead.
DB recommends: The Eye See You - Make It Mauve has your name all over it! The best eyeshadow for hazel eyes, it contains six ultra-pigmented shadows, including a natural eyeshadow colour for your base and five purple and pink hues to play around with!
If you have BLUE eyes…
Blue eyes are a recessive trait, so if you’ve got them, show them off! Your eyes naturally have vibrant tones and don’t need much help to “pop,” but contrasting colours are especially show-stopping on you.
Warm metallics like copper, champagne and gold will pick up gold flecks in your eyes and make your baby blues appear even bluer. The same goes with rich, earthy browns. These shades all have orange undertones, which enhances the brightness of your eyes and lights up cool, blue eyes.
Those shades aside, shimmery greys and silvers are amazing eyeshadow looks for blue eyes. And we love a wash of terracotta or navy shadow on a blue-eyed beauty!
DB recommends: The Eye Love It - Neutral palette has a range of gold and brown shadows to set your blue eyes ablaze — and two shimmery shades that double as highlighters! And the Eye See You - Fired Up is a colourful eyeshadow palette to amp up your look from day to night.
If you have GREY eyes…
If we had to describe your eyes in one word, it’d be mysterious. Grey eyes are rare, and can change shades depending on your lighting and mood. This makes it a little harder to find the best eyeshadow colours for grey eyes.
Luckily, there are a few colours that always work on you. To really enhance the natural grey in your eyes, experiment with silver, gunmetal and icy blue shades, as well as dark greys and light blues.
Whatever you do, your eyes are going to look striking — so don’t be afraid to experiment with bold makeup, like a smokey eye!
DB recommends: Meet Eye See You - Smoke and Glitter, your new everyday eyeshadow palette. It has six blendable shades, including a shimmery grey that was made for you. If you’re ready to play around with blue shadows, the Eye See You - Sea Breeze palette is a solid choice.
If you have DARK BROWN eyes…
Your rich, deep brown eyes are something special, and you can have a lot of fun with your eye makeup. Thanks to the dark tones in your eyes, you can play around with super pigmented eyeshadows for brown eyes.
The options are endless, but we can’t go past a beautiful silver or violet shadow. These are complementary shades on the colour wheel, and they’ll highlight the golden flecks in your eyes and make your peepers pop.
Shimmery and glittery eyeshadows also flatter your eyes, and you can choose any colours you want!
DB recommends: Grab the Limited Edition Eye See You 6 Shade Eye-Shadow Palette Crystal Glimmer before it’s gone! It has a violet shade that is to die for, plus a beautiful burgundy and a couple of shimmery gold shades. The Eye See You - Kah-Keen is great too, with six wearable shades to take you from the boardroom to the bar.