Monday, July 13, 2015


I am so excited to be sharing this post with you!  Using the color wheel when choosing your eye makeup is a trick I learned years ago and it has changed my makeup routine ever since.  It’s really so simple, but can make such a drastic change in how your makeup can highlight and compliment the color of your eyes.  Ok, so I know you’re probably thinking, hey lady we’re not in art class why are your talking about a color wheel?? but it’s such an easy thing to keep in mind when shopping for eye makeup and choosing what shadows to reach for when you want to play up your eyes.  Locate your eye shade on the color wheel and then look across from that, by picking shades on the opposite side of the color wheel these will be most complimentary and highlight your iris hue.  It’s really that simple and a great way to play with some fun color.  I break it down below by illustrating which colors work best with each eye hue below along with my personal product suggestions to really make those peepers pop.  

best eyeshadow for blue eyes

 Ahh those baby blues.  I am so envious of people who have blue eyes and I think they are just stunning.  Since blue eyes are naturally cool toned, warm shadows tend to highlight these peepers like none other.  And since this color is such a statement less is typically more with this eye color, let their natural beauty shine!

If you have BLUE eyes try… Gold, bronze, copper, champagne, peach, warm grey

My Picks: MAC Eyeshadow in Coppering, MAC Eyeshadow in Rule, Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten, MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork and the items featured in the pic above!

best eyeshadow for hazel eyes

Ahh the enigma of the hazel iris... sometimes looking green, sometimes appearing brown and often having flecks of gray and gold throughout.  Hazel eyes are in a league all their own.    Because of their range of tones you can play up certain aspects of hazel eyes to completely change their hue.  To bring out the green stick with a violet or plum, to enhance the brown stick with a neutral palette of taupes and greys.  You ladies have it made, you can change your eye color with your eye makeup!

If you have HAZEL eyes try… Gray, dusty pinks, burgundy, deep purple, yellow toned browns

My Picks: MAC eyeshadow Quarry, MAC eyeshadow Cranberry, Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Velvet Plum, Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad Dolce Vita and the items featured in the pic above!

best eyeshadow for brown eyes

And now for my eye color, brown eyed girls unite!  Women with brown eyes luck out because they can wear the widest range of shades.   Being that brown is a neutral it doesn’t tend to compete with colors in the same way the other hues do, giving us brown eyed gals the widest range of choices.

If you have BROWN eyes try… Bronze, peach, purple, navy, greenish golds

My Picks: Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner in Deep Burgundy, MAC paint pot Rubenesque, MAC eyeshadow Brown Script, BY TERRY Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow Stick in #11 Beyond Gold and the items featured in the pic above!

best eyeshadow for green eyes

Did you know roughly 2% of the population is graced with green eyes?  They’re a rarity and oh so beautiful.  All makeup artists agree purple is the route to take when trying to make green eyes pop. 

If you have GREEN eyes try… Burgundy, rust, purples, rose gold, pinks

My Picks: Makeup Forever Artist Eyeshadow in M9298 Eggplant, MAC Eyeshadow in Sketch, MAC Eyeshadow Amber Lights, Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in Vintage Vamp and the items featured in the pic above!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and it encourages you to play up those gorgeous eyes of yours!  Once you get a little mastery of the color wheel it’s easy to pick out shades that will be complimentary and make your eyes pop.  Keep in mind these are just suggestions, there are no rules in makeup, and the whole point is to have fun with it.   I hope this post inspires you to mix up your makeup routine and try something different!  Happy Monday everyone!!

xoxo Nicole

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