These Eyeshadow Looks Were Practically Made for Blue Eyes

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Calling all blue-eyed babes, can you hear me? Surely this isn't the first time you've seen an article on what eyeshadow pairs best with your eye color yet with so many varying shades and products today, which ones are really going to keep their promise of making your peepers 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 shadow 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.

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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, you're also fine to go solo and use them alone when wanting 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.

Victoria Beckham Eyeshadow
Victoria Beckham Beauty Smoky Eye Brick $54
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Gilded in Gold

A simple gold eyeshadow look has Margot Robbie's blue eyes looking phenomenal, and only takes one eyeshadow to create the 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.

Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Olive $29
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Modern Mauve

Mauve is all you need for this shadow look. Start by blending a light mauve shadow on the eyelid, and follow up with a deeper version to line the eyes with. When using eyeshadow as an eyeliner, all you need is an angled brush to help apply it across the lashline. You can apply shadow wet or dry depending on your preference. This Artis Elite Finish Linear 1 Brush helps you get the perfect line every time.

benefit cosmetics
Benefit Cosmetics Big Beautiful Eyes Eyeshadow Palette $34
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Go Green

This subtle touch of green on 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.

charlotte tilbury palette
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Rebel $53
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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?

UD silver spoon
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Moon Spoon $22
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Bronzed and Blue

Rich bronze makes blue eyes as bright as can be, and the added detail of light blue in the corners of the eyes 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.

Giorgio Armani Beauty
Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow in Stellar $35
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Everything's Peachy

Peachy-pink eyeshadows 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.

Too Faced Just Peachy Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette $45
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Plum Smoke

Purple comes in so many different variations and this soft plum smoky look is ideal for blue eyes along with the defining liquid liner. Find a plum shadow with a shimmery finish (it can be cream or powder) and apply lightly from lid to brow, finishing with eyeliner and a few coats of mascara.

kiko eyeshadow
Kiko Bright Quartet Baked Eyeshadow Palette in Rosy Mauves $18 $13
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Earth-Toned Neutrals

Earthy tones like soft taupes and browns can enhance blue eyes, and when paired with a rich black eyeliner 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.

lilah b. eyeshadow
lilah b. Palette Perfection Eye Quad in b. stunning $58
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Glam Glitter

A little (or a lot) of glitter never hurt anybody, right? For a dramatic eyeshadow look that brings out your baby blues, pairing a silver glitter shadow with darker tones makes for a perfect mix of salty-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.

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Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Diamond Dust $24
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Multi-Colored Lids

Why pick one color when you can use them all? Katie Jane Hughes 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.

lime crime
Lime Crime Prelude Eyeshadow Palette in Chroma $38
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Rose Gold Goddess

Known for touting some of the most beautiful makeup looks, Rosie Huntington-Whitely's looks like a goddess wearing rose gold eyeshadow. A tiny touch of mauve eyeliner gives the shadow look a nice contrast. For application, apply the shadow on the eyelid and blend softly up towards the brow to sheer the color out.

laura mercier
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick Eye Shadow in Rose Gold $29
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Emerald City

Jewel tones of emerald green will perk up any shade of blue eyes, and this particular look is dramatic with shimmer in all the right places. Start by applying the emerald color on the top and bottom portion of the eyes, you can make it as smoky or soft as you choose.

huda beauty
Huda Beauty Obsessions Emerald Eye Palette $27
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Violet Haze

Violet colored shadows on blue eyes can make our dreams a reality, they enhance in the best way and come in many versatile hues. A shimmering violet shadow is applied to Olivia Wilde's lids and followed with a deeper purple shadow by blending it into the crease.

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ablaze $29
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Champagne Dreams

Mixing champagne with deep brown, bronze, or even grey tones can instantly elevate this common 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, the main tip is ensuring the champagne shadow is in the center of the eyelid.

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e.l.f Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California $10
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Pink is Perfect

The next time you want to wear shadow to compliment your blue eyes, think pink. From sheer cotton candy colors to bold fuschia, 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.

Colour Pop
ColourPop Eyeshadow Palette in Ooh La La! $12 $9
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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. Keep the blue shadow on the eyelid and finish with your favorite mascara.

blue eyeshadow
Inika Organic Loose Mineral Eye Shadow in Blue Steel $22
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Mellow Yellow

Surprisingly enough, yellow paired with blue eyes is a total show-stopper, 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 love the result.

NARS Single Eyeshadow in Douro $19
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Soft Orange Creamsicle

First thing's first, soft orange eyeshadow isn't the same as peach, you will get a different result when wearing this color on blue eyes, and it's going to make you really happy you tried it. Swipe as much as you want on the lids with your favorite brush for a shadow look you can wear every single day.

orange eyeshadow
I Heart Revolution Chocolate Orange Eyeshadow Palette $15
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Shades of Grey

Grey shadow, whether it's monochromatic or paired with smokier shades highlights blue eyes in the best way. If you're feeling creative, apply a soft grey shadow to the lids, and follow up by blending a deeper grey tone in the crease like this beautiful look on Katy Perry.

clinique eyeshadow
Clinique Neutral Grey All About Shadow 8-Pan Palette $40

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