From bright baby blues to gorgeous brown eyes and every shade in between, picking the right eye makeup can give your eyes a little extra pop. Think of eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara as a color wheel for your irises—certain shades will draw out your natural color and make 'em sparkle. To help your peepers reach their potential, we put together this shopping guide of the best colors, palettes, and products for every eye color. Keep scrolling to see what picks will complement your shade!
Because brown is a neutral color, most product shades will complement your eyes. That said, bronzy-gold metallics in particular will accentuate chocolate-brown eyes, while dark blue liner creates a softer color juxtaposition than the more severe black. To really emphasize brown eyes, reach for cool, contrasting shades such as silver, gray, and charcoal. A smoky style is perfect for a night out and will definitely make a statement. Shadows with green tones will also make brown eyes appear softer, if that's the look you're trying to achieve. Keep scrolling to shop our top product picks for brown eyes!
Because of their light nature, neutral tones work beautifully for blue eyes. To bring out the shimmer in your baby blues, reach for soft shades with orange undertones such as coral, champagne, terracotta, gold, and burnt sienna. Intensity is gradual, so you can do a light sweep for a little extra pop or use more product for a buildable impact. Keep scrolling to shop our top product picks for blue eyes!
Although gray eyes aren't as common as the other colors, their frosted effect is highlighted with steely hues. If you're glamming up, reach for a misty shade like silver, mink gray, or icy blue. These tones will add an understated flare to your eyes. Top off the look with a red lip and you're good to go. Keep scrolling to shop our top product picks for gray eyes!
Green eyes were made to match with purple liners and shadows. Shades of plum, amethyst, aubergine, and violet bring out their natural brightness for a vivid and piercing look. Green is also complemented by red on the color wheel, so pick shades with reddish and ruddy undertones, such as bronze, rust, and mahogany. The polarity of the colors will make your green eyes stand out. Keep scrolling to shop our top product picks for green eyes!
A delightful mix of brown and green, hazel eyes look their best with metallic golds and olive greens with yellow undertones. Opting for these shades will bring out the lighter flecks in the eyes. Hazel eyes are also complemented with purple hues such as lilac and lavender. Keep scrolling to shop our top product picks for hazel eyes!