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.
Having said that, there are some shades that just work together, and the best eyeshadows for blue eyes can really make them ‘pop.’ Of course ‘popping’ as far as eye make-up is concerned, is a wonderful, striking thing.
The generally accepted wisdom when it comes to the best eyeshadow for cool eye colours like blue and grey, is that a warmer shade will help bring out those icy tones. Everyone loves a creamy sand, molten copper or chocolate brown eye, it’s simple, universally flattering and perfect for day or night.
If you like to experiment with colour, unsurprisingly, blue works well here. Avoid 1980’s electric shades, frosty shimmers that fall into lines or, even worse, cornflower. Instead create a dramatic smoky eye with deep navy and slate grey tones – we’ve got just the compact to make light work of this look. Other colours that work well with blue eyes are smoky purples, mossy greens and even a deep dusky pink (if you dare)
So are there any shades that should be avoided at all costs? If you’re eyes are a light, icy blue, super-bright colours may detract from their natural striking beauty. Oranges and reds are probably best avoided regardless of eye colour (although a dark burnt orange can look fabulous on darker skintones) Otherwise, have fun! Play, experiment and find your perfect shade from our pick of the best eyeshadow for blue eyes.