Looking to show off those beautiful baby blues? Of course you are! But it can be hard not to be overwhelmed by the sea of shadow shades in stores—or worse, by the stash you have at home collecting dust. Truthfully, applying eye makeup is as simple as elementary school art class. Simply stick to varying colors within the same family (monochromatic), or opposite colors on the color wheel (complementary). Without further ado, here are the best eyeshadow colors for blue eyes. For a monochromatic look, the best makeup for blue eyes is navy, blue-based grey and silver eyeshadow. Conversely, browns, coppers and peaches, plus orange- or yellow-based shades achieve a complementary look. We tested these color-coordinating eye makeup tips on NYC television commercial producer Alison Horn, and the results were stunning. To show how both palettes can work, we applied monochromatic hues to the right eye and complementary hues to the left. To recreate these makeup ideas for blue eyes, follow these tips.

Monochromatic Eyeshadow for Blue Eyes

Complementary Eyeshadow Colors for Blue Eyes

Sultry Eye Makeup for Blue Eyes

Do you have blue eyes? Test the theory and share your outcome. We’d love to see your own pictures and hear what products really worked—and really wowed! Learn more about makeup for blue eyes.


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