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The Best Eyeshadow Colors to Make Blue Eyes Pop

Time for a little lesson in color theory.
July 15, 2022

With so much makeup on the market, finding products that best cater to your preferences and complement your unique features can be overwhelming. Understanding which colors and tones are the most flattering on your eyes can be one of the hardest parts, but when you find the right shades, it can really help to upgrade your makeup. Keep reading to see our guide to the best eyeshadow for blue eyes.

Understanding the Best Eye Makeup for Blue Eyes 

There are plenty of great options when it comes to eyeshadow for blue eyes, but narrowing down the most flattering hues really depends on what shade of blue your eyes are. Blue eyes are commonly separated into three categories: light blue, gray-blue, and dark blue. 

Light blue typically has hints of sky blue and silver, gray-blue veers more toward gray with hints of light green and dark blue is typically quite dark with the faintest speckles of a lighter ocean-inspired hue. To find the best eyeshadow color for your blue eyes, we’re breaking down the color wheel and sharing our recommendations.

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The Best Eyeshadow Colors to Make Your Blue Eyes Pop

The color wheel will be your greatest resource when determining the best eyeshadow shades for your eye color. Read on to see what shades will best flatter your blue eyes according to the color wheel. 

For Light Blue Eyes 

Enhance your light blue eyes and give orange tones a try. When looking at the color wheel, you’ll notice that directly across from light blue shades are orange hues. This doesn’t mean you have to wear bright orange eyeshadow, instead opt for orange-based neutrals and warm copper tones, like the L’Orѐal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eyeshadow Makeup in Precious Lava. This warm, golden-orange liquid shadow with a shimmery finish is just the thing to make a bold statement with your light blue eyes.

For Gray-Blue Eyes 

If you have gray-blue eyes, peachy shades will be extremely flattering on you. Your eye color would sit across from yellow and orange tones on the color wheel and peach is a great in-between shade that’s flattering on lots of skin tones. Try a peach-hued eyeshadow palette like the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette to find your perfect matte or shimmer peach shade.

For neutral makeup lovers, opt for a softer peach look and try the L’Orѐal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mix And Matte — a super wearable, peachy, nude shade that will make your gray-blue eyes pop. If you’re not afraid of shimmer, a rose gold eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Metallics Eye Shadow in Rose Chrome can wear like peach tones with an extra bit of sparkle.

For Dark Blue Eyes 

Yellow hues are a great way to enhance this rare shade of blue eyes. Since dark blue eyes can sometimes appear almost black in color, a great way to brighten them up is with a touch of yellow-tinted eyeshadow. Golden hues will help enhance dark blue eyes to make them appear slightly lighter while bringing attention to the baby blue flecks in your irises. If yellow is outside your comfort zone, pale golds can also do the trick. The L’Orѐal Paris Infallible 24HR Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine is a bright yellow gold that looks gorgeous on deep blue eyes. 

Editor’s tip: If eyeshadow isn’t your go-to, sport a winged eyeliner look with a gold eyeliner like the L’Oréal Paris Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Gold Velvet to enhance your blue eyes.

Next: How To Create A Rainbow Eyeshadow Look

Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn

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