I get asked all the time “what’s the right eyeshadow color for me?” The best eyeshadow color for you depends on your skin tone as well as your eye color, but there are some general rules when determining how to choose an eyeshadow color.
People with brown eyes have the easiest time picking out eyeshadow colors. There is no “best” eyeshadow for brown eyes. Those of you with brown eyes can generally wear any eyeshadow color. If you have brown eyes you can get away with light or dark eyeshadow colors.
I think choosing the best eyeshadow colors for blue eyes are probably the trickiest. People with blue eyes should never wear any type of blue eyeshadow color. Wearing blue eyeshadow will make blue eyes look washed out. People with blue eyes can wear browns and even violets depending on their haircolor. These colors tend to be the best eyeshadow colors for grey eyes too.
I think that people with green or hazel eyes are probably the most limited in eyeshadow color choices. The best eyeshadow color for green eyes and the best eyeshadow color for brown eyes is really those eyeshadow colors in the brown family. People with green eyes and hazel eyes tend to have a skin coloration that does not allow them to wear lighter or pastel colors.
Hair color plays a similar role in choosing the right eyeshadow color. I find that people with lighter colored hair look best in eyeshadow colors in the brown color family. I think that people with darker hair can wear darker eyeshadow colors and also a wider variety of colors.
Probably the most important hint I can give you is that you will want to provide a fair amount of contrast between your eye color and/or your hair color and your eyeshadow. Don’t match your shadow to your eyes or your hair color. You want your face to have an interesting color combination, not a washed out and colorless look.
Choosing eyeshadow color is no real mystery. The eyeshadow colors that tend to be in style can vary. Choosing eyeshadow color that works best for you is far more important than keeping up with the latest trend. Being stylish means nothing if the trend looks bad on you.
When choosing eyeshadow color, remember to pick a color that compliments your eye color not one that matches it. When in doubt, stick with colors in the brown family. And always shop at a store that lets you return colors you don’t like. You don’t want to get stuck with a drawer full of colors that aren’t right for you. And you don’t want to spend your money on colors you end up giving away.