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Which Eyeshadow Suits My Eye Colour?

How many times have you bought a palette, only to use two or three shades? What you need to ask yourself is “what eyeshadow suits my eye colour?”.  Hint: It’s the shades which contrast your iris, creating a bold, defined look. Find out which palettes are best for your eye colour here…

Best Eyeshadow Palettes for Green Eyes

If you have green eyes, warm toned pinks and plums are the way forward.  For a more natural look, browns and golds also make a great match with green eyes. Our top palette recommendations include the Stile Matte ‘N Metal Eyeshadow Palette and the Illamasqua Complement Palette.

Best Eyeshadow Palettes for Brown Eyes

When you have brown eyes, most eyeshadow colours suit them as they don’t tend to clash with any particular shades. If we had to pick, blueish tinted purples and cool tones are best as they contrast with warm eyes. We love the Pixi Amethyst Aura palette for its super pigmented shades and the High Definition Foxy Palette as you can use it to create perfect brows too.

Best Eyeshadow Palettes for Blue Eyes

Our favourite eyeshadow palettes for blue eyes also work well for enhancing grey eyes. Orangey hues such as copper, peach, rust and bronze look great with blue eyes as they’re opposites on the colour wheel. Lottie London the Rusts palette and Bourjois Quad Smokey Stories Eye Shadow features the perfect colours.

Best Eyeshadow Palettes for Hazel Eyes

As hazel eyes have a lot of different hues, you can play with shades to enhance certain colours within.  One of the most flattering colours to enhance is the gold within your iris, which can be done using creams, golds and dark shades. The Maybelline Nudes palette and theBalm Smoke Balm palette are incredibly versatile, making them ideal for hazel eyes!

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