Calling all blue-eyed babes, can you hear me? Surely this isn't the first time you've seen an article on what makeup pairs best with your eye color yet with so many varying shades and products today, which shadows are really going to keep their promise of making your eyes look their best? Between perfecting blending techniques and carving out enough time in the day to practice them, the last thing on your mind should be what to use and how. The deal? We've rounded up a curated list of the best eyeshadow looks for blue eyes that, when you get down to it, aren't so hard to do yourself. Keep scrolling for our top picks in eyeshadow looks to try if you've got blue eyes—you won't be disappointed.
Soft Orange Creamsicle
Orange eyeshadow isn't the same as peach—you get a different result when wearing this color on blue eyes, and you're going to be really happy you tried it. Swipe as much as you want on the lids with your favorite brush for an eyeshadow look you can wear every single day.
Deep Smoky Brown
Warm browns and deep espresso shades pair perfectly with blue eyes. You can use a contrasting palette of warm tones to create a smoky eye like this one here, or you can also use them alone to warm up the lid without any extra work. To recreate this look, blend the deeper brown tones into the crease for a dramatic effect, and use the softer, warmer tones on the lid for contrast.
A simple gold eyeshadow look has Leona Lewis's blue eyes looking phenomenal, and it only takes two eyeshadows to create this smoky look. Apply a cream eyeshadow in a soft, golden champagne color all over the eyelid, building the shade as you go until your eyes are the center of attention. Add a deeper brown shade towards the outer creases, then blend until you have the perfect balance of shine and sultry.
Mauve is all you need for this eyeshadow look for blue eyes. Start by blending a light mauve shadow on the eyelid, and follow up with a deeper version to line the eyes. When using eyeshadow as an eyeliner, all you need is an angled brush to help apply it across the lash line. You can apply shadow wet or dry depending on your preference and the formula. (Some matte eyeshadows won't work as well wet.) This Artis Elite Finish Linear 1 Brush helps you to get the perfect line every time.
This subtle touch of green on Byrdie cover star Joey King is the perfect detail for blue eyes. Apply a neutral eyeshadow to the lid and finish by applying a winged shape to the corners of the eyes using your green shade of choice. Need some extra help? You can always trace the wing with an eyeliner first to get the right shape.
Sliver Of Silver
Silver applied all over the eyelids and the inner corner of the eyes might be one of the fastest ways to enhance blue eye color. It's also incredibly simple to do yourself. Find a silver eyeshadow shade you like, and apply all over the lid until satisfied. Don't you love how easy that was?
Bronzed and Blue
A rich bronze eyeshadow look makes blue eyes as bright as can be, and the added detail of light blue in the corners makes it even better. Apply a generous amount of a creamy bronze eyeshadow to eyelids, and follow up with the beautiful blue detail in the corners of the eyes for the final touch.
Eyeshadows in peach and pink shades truly make blue eyes stand out and are great to use when you want to add some warmth to the skin, as well. Peach can be worn in any season and looks beautiful by itself, making a monochromatic peach shadow look ideal when wanting to enhance blue eyes. Blend your peach shadow of choice on the eyelids and crease, sealing the look with a highlight under the brow.
Purple comes in so many different variations, and this smoky plum eyeshadow look is ideal for blue eyes. Find a plum shadow with a warm, soft finish (it can be cream or powder) and apply lightly from lid to brow, finishing with eyeliner and a few coats of mascara.
Earthy tones like soft taupes and browns can enhance blue eyes, and when paired with a rich black eyeliner, they add the right amount of drama to the look without being overpowering. When experimenting with soft brown tones, you can mix and match a few different colors to create a nice variation. Start by applying the lightest color on the eyelid, and then move on to some deeper tones for the crease. Line the top and bottom lash line with a long-lasting black eyeliner to finish.
A little bit (or a lot) of glitter never hurt anybody, right? For an eyeshadow look that brings out your baby blues, creating a smoky look around a glitter eyeshadow makes for a perfect mix of salty and sweet. It's no shocker that glitter can be messy, so the best way to apply it is by using a glitter cream eyeshadow with a doe-foot applicator for precise placement. No mess, just another stunning eye makeup look to add to your list of successes.
Why pick one color when you can use them all? This look on Cara Delevingne shows us just how fun wearing multiple colors of shadow on blue eyes can be. Play with four or five different shadows and choose where you want to put them for a unique eyeshadow look.
Rose Gold Goddess
Known for her standout blue eyes, Vanessa Williams looks ethereal wearing rose gold eyeshadow. Feathery eyelashes, flushed cheeks, and a glossy lip take the shadow look to the next level. For application, apply the shadow on the eyelid and blend softly up towards the brow to sheer the color out.
Jewel tones of emerald green will perk up any shade of blue eyes, and this particular look complements Grace Elizabeth's all-over glow to make a true statement. Start by applying the emerald color all over your eyelids, then blend well with adjacent shades to make it as smoky or soft as you choose.
Violet eyeshadows on blue eyes can make our dreams a reality: They enhance in the best way and come in many versatile hues. Recreate Olivia Wilde's look by applying a shimmering violet shadow to lids, followed by a deeper purple shadow blended into the crease.
Mixing champagne with deep brown, bronze, or even grey tones can instantly elevate the standout neutral eyeshadow shade. Each color brings out blue, and on days when you want to keep it simple, you can wear champagne as a solo color. Mix and match to your heart's content—our main tip is to ensure the champagne shadow is in the center of your eyelid.
Pink is Perfect
The next time you want to wear eyeshadow to complement your blue eyes, think pink. From sheer cotton candy colors to bold fuchsia, there's no limit on what looks you can create with pink eyeshadow. For this look, blend a punchier pink shadow just on the lids, brush up your brows, and add a thin black line to the inner top and bottom lashes.
Blue On Blue
Toss any myth to the side that tells you eyes will look dull if you wear the same color shadow as your eye color on the lids. This example of blue eyeshadow paired with blue eyes shows just how beautiful blue on blue can truly be. Blend a bright blue shadow across your eyelid and finish with your favorite mascara.
A yellow eyeshadow look paired with blue eyes is a total showstopper. Who knew? When working with a yellow shadow, it's best to find the undertone that works best with your skin before proceeding. Once you've got that down, apply liberally to eyelids and enjoy the result.
Shades of Gray
Whether it's monochromatic or paired with smokier shades, gray eyeshadow highlights blue eyes in the best way. If you're feeling creative, apply a soft, silvery shadow to the lids, then follow up by blending a deeper gray tone in the crease like this beautiful look on Katy Perry.