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Which eyeshadow colour suits me?

Which eyeshadow colour suits me?
Team LF
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Eyeshadow is the one step in our makeup routine that we love to experiment with and constantly try new things. Whether it's using a new blending technique or adding a glitter to our look, our eyes are often the focus of our makeup looks.

Choosing the perfect eyeshadow shade to suit and enhance your eye colour is the perfect way to experiment with new trends while also choosing flattering shades and products.

Which eyeshadow colour suits me?

To help you find your perfect hues, for both day and night, we have selected the products we think will completely transform your eye look while making the most of your natural eye colour. Used all over the lid or simply as a liner to add definition, each shade will perfectly complement your eyes and make them pop.

Best eyeshadow for brown eyes

Brown eyes suit so many shades from warm neutrals to striking green and blue hues. For a day time look, we love using warm, earthy tones to create a subtle smoke and a bold teal or blue for the ultimate night-out dramatic finish.

Use warm tones from the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Warm Neutrals Palette to build up a subtle smoke. The neutral tones will define the eye and enhance the rich tones of your irises. If you prefer a cream shadow, apply the BBB London Eye Wonder Colour Stick in 'Moonstone' all over your lid and blend out.

By night, add a rich pop of colour with the Kevyn Aucoin Electropop PRO Eyeshadow Palette. Popping the three green and blue-hued shades Amp, Impulse and Hardwire on the centre of your lid will perfect accentuate your eyes whilst creating a gorgeous statement.

Best eyeshadow for blue eyes

Warm, copper tones bring out the beautiful colours in blue eyes and are the perfect way to enhance any makeup look. As red and orange are on the opposite side of the colour wheel from blue, these tones make the perfect contrast which draws attention to the eyes.

Warm colours can be used in both subtle and bold ways to bring out the beautiful spectrum of hues in blue eyes. In the day, subtly enhance your eyes with a creamy shadow like the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot Eye Shadow in the shade Indian Wood, a rich warm-toned gold. Further emphasise and take your look seamlessly from day to night by smoking out the cream shadow with an warm-toned powder from the Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio - It's Fire.

If you want to create a truly striking night-time look, opt for a bright orange hue such as Orange Juice from the Lime Crime Plushies Sheer Pressed Pigment Eye Quad.

Best eyeshadow for green eyes

Soft bronze hues and rich pops of purple work so beautifully on green eyes. Simply a sweep of your favourite bronzer such as the NARS Cosmetics Bronzing Powder. Opt for shade 'Laguna' if you have pale skin and 'Casino' if you have a medium to deep complexion.

To really bring out to emerald hues in your eyes, go both with a violet, lavender or deep purple shadow. For a glossy, ethereal finish we love using the INC.redible You Glow Girl Highlighter in the shade Cosmic Blur on its own or over a lilac shadow. When we want to create a bold, eye-catching finish, we reach for the Morphe 35P Plum Pleasers Eyeshadow Palette.

Best eyeshadows for all eye colours

Warm red tones and pinks are set to be a key trend for eye looks in 2019 as they flatter and beautifully enhance every eye colour. Our favourites are the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette and the Lime Crime Venus XS in Rose Gold.

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