What make-up suits blue eyes? We round up the best shadows to enhance those baby blues
Let’s preface this by saying we don’t subscribe to that old fashioned ‘doing your colours’ notion of beauty. The one that suggests blondes can only wear one quarter of the colour spectrum, redheads another and never the twain shall meet. If you love green eyeshadow and red lipstick, wearing them will make you feel confident and look fabulous as a result; no matter what traits you won in the genetic lottery.
Max Factor’s whipped, souffle-like formula blends beautifully using nothing more than a finger. It has a slightly reflective quality which is great for evenings and is warm and cosy enough in colour to set off icy or grey-blue eyes.
Clinique are brilliant at wearable palettes, and this selection of dusky pinks, taupes and mauves would be so pretty with dark blue or hazel-tinged eyes. As you would expect they go on smoothly and stick around for hours.
Topshop might not instantly come to mind for makeup, but we’re consistently impressed with their formulas. This cream-to-powder shadow is a toasty, deep brown that would make a flattering replacement for black liner against blue eyes, providing a striking contrast.
It’s not the thriftiest compact around, but Sisley’s four shades are worth their weight in gold for gorgeous pigment and staying power. Create a stunning party look by taking the light grey up to the socket line, blending the navy blue into outer corners, lining with the sooty black and creating highlights in gold.
Zoeva’s brilliant value palette contains a mean and moody shade for all. Pale, icy eyes will be prettily set off by dusky Dust & Memories or Sweet Smell, while darker blues with a hint of green will suit mossy Dark Edge or dramatic aubergine Elegant Chaos.
Kiko’s pretty, subtle shade works perfectly with porcelain or pink-undertoned complexions, which often go hand in hand with blue eyes. This has a creamy feel in the pot but sets to a sheer translucent finish, making it easy to blend and perfect for daytime.
Forget “blue and green should never be seen.” Dior’s pretty minty shade will work beautifully if you’re a blue-eyed brunette, or have an olive skintone. Don’t use it all over your lid, instead dot into the inner and outer corners of your eyes, and blend with a fine brush for a flattering flash of colour.