Choosing the most complementary eye shadow colour is made simpler by using the colour wheel and a few simple guidelines. Looking at the colour wheel you want to select an eyeshadow shade that is on the opposite side of your iris colour. This colour is called a complimentary colour. By using a complimentary colour your eyes will pop out.
On the colour wheel, orange is the opposite colour. Select eye shadows with orange undertones such as rich browns and terracotta’s. Gold, bronze & champagne eye shadows will bring out the gold highlights in blue eyes. Stick to lighter shades as those with blue eyes tend to be a bit fairer. If black eyeliner is too harsh opt for a brown or bronze eyeliner instead.
On the colour wheel red is the opposite colour. Select eye shadows in the pink family or reddish undertones like bronze, rust and mahogany. Eggplant colour will bring out the green or gold highlights in green eyes. As with blue eyes you can use brown or bronze eyeliner if black is too harsh.
Brown eyes are neutral which mean almost any colour works for brown eyes. Purple or teal will deepen the brown of the eye as well as a Salmon, coppery gold or reddish brown. Light pink works well for light brown eyes. Mossy green eye shadow will make brown eyes appear lighter. Black eye liner on the waterline adds extra definition.
What are your favourite shades?
NB. I wrote this for a MUA School Assessment :0)