No colour is off-limits when it comes to eyeshadow. But, if you want a hue that makes blue eyes look seriously fierce, there are certain shades you’re going to L-O-V-E. Whether your irises are icy aqua, true azure or deep navy, we’ve rounded up the best eyeshadow for blue eyes, so they’ll stand out more than ever. Read on…
Blue on blue? It’s a thing. If you think this combo belongs in the 90s, think again, because an aqua accent might be all you need to take blue eyes to the next level. To get the look, reach for Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in two shades: A-List for your aqua, and a colour that will make it a little softer, like chocolate brown VIP Pass or pinky Superstar Sparkle.
Then, sweep the neutral colour over the upper lid and glide the aqua along the lower lash line, adding extra to the outer corners of eyes for definition. Reach for a brown kohl pencil, like Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Brown, and use it to apply waterline eyeliner only in the outer corners. Finish with Wonder’Luxe Volume Mascara.
If you have a thing for heavy metals, you’re in luck. Copper and gold eyeshadows are the dream for blue eyes, as they create a strong contrast against the coolness of your irises. Turn to these colours when you want eyes to sparkle, and keep your application simple. We’re talking one swipe from lash line to crease, layered for intensity.
Wonder’Swipe 2-in-1 Liner to Shadow in bronze Locked ‘N’ Loaded or gold Instafamous has the look nailed. This liquid pigment can be slicked on as a metallic liner or blended for metallic eyeshadow. Simply glide it along the upper lash line as a winged eyeliner, then use your fingertip to swipe up and out.
For those with blue eyes who love a smokey look, charcoal eyeliner will always be your ride-or-die. Here’s how to apply it for a sultry gaze that’s beyond striking…
Start with a sharpened eyeliner pencil, like Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Noir. You could also work with Starlit Black if you want to give your look a little glow-up. Next, use your ring finger – which is the gentlest – to slightly raise your upper lid, so you expose the waterline without tugging on the delicate skin around your eyes. Etch the pencil right into the waterline, going from inner to outer corners. Repeat on the lower lid, so eyes are completely rimmed in cool, blue-enhancing charcoal.
Because blue is opposite orange on the colour wheel, these colours contrast and complement one another. So, what does that mean for your blue eyes? Easy. Orange eyeshadow is your new-season vibe.
Get Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Spice Edition in your beauty kit, and use the middle, orangey shades to define lids. Blend one over the entire lid in a rounded shape, lightly diffusing the edges. For a sculpted look, smudge the deepest hue through the outer crease to contour.
Who isn’t obsessed with rose gold eyeshadow? The shade is everywhere right now, and it just happens to be the ultimate eyeshadow for blue eyes - yasss. The shimmer makes your irises brighter, while the warm undertones contrast flawlessly against cool blues, creating a show-stopping effect that we just can’t. get. enough. of.
Wonder’Swipe 2-in-1 Liner to Shadow in My Bae has all your rose gold makeup needs covered, veiling lids in liquid metal pigment that can be layered for intensity. Brush on and blend with fingertips, then add a little extra to take your look to the next, rose gold-tinted level.
Looking for more eyeshadow tips and tricks? Read all about gold eyeshadow; the looks-flames-on-everyone hue you can wear all year round.