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The Most Flattering Makeup Shades For Your Eye Colour

The Most Flattering Makeup Shades For Your Eye Colour
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Hands up if you're stuck in an eye makeup rut (guilty!). We all have our go-to look that we replicate pretty much every day, and whilst having your unique look can help you feel like you’re ready for the day, it can also get a bit boring. By avoid experimenting with colour and technique, though, you could be missing out on the perfect makeup match. With that in mind, here are the most flattering makeup shades for your eye colour.

Green And Hazel Eyes

♥ A Subtle Look: Did you know that deep purples and aubergine hues make green eyes look greener and bring out the subtly changing colours of hazel peepers? They really are the most flattering makeup shades for green and hazel eyes!

Choose a hue that has brown or grey undertones, then blend onto your top lid with a few coats of mascara, or create a winged eye look with black eyeliner and smoke out your lower lash line with the aubergine eyeshadow.

♥ A Statement Look: Violet can really make your green or hazel peepers pop. Highlighting hints of green and deepening the subtle brown hues, it is the perfect way of creating an eyecatching look. Apply as an electric liner to your upper and lower lash line, then add a few lashings of mascara.

Want to create the above looks? Try using the doucce Freematic Eyeshadow Quad in Sweet Dreams and the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Psychedelic Sister.

Blue Or Grey Eyes

♥ An Understated Look: If you have blue or grey eyes and don’t own a bronze eyeshadow, then you’re missing a trick. It can really enhance your eyes - the more metallic and shimmery it is, the better! Sweep it over your eyelid and watch it transform your eyes.

♥ A Bold Look: If you want to make a statement, then blue really is one of the most flattering makeup shades. In particular, an electric blue creates an intense look instantly. Opt for a touch of eyeliner, a blue mascara (yep, it’s making a comeback) or go all out with a blue smokey eye.

Recreate the first look with the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette or Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Bronze Shadow Duo, or experiment with the second look using the Illamasqua Precision Ink in Charcoite, the benefit BADgal BANG Mascara in Blue or the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5.

Brown Or Hazel Eyes

♥ A Delicate Look: If you have brown eyes and want to create a delicate effect, then you should avoid black at all cost. Instead, navy is much more flattering. Apply a midnight blue shade over your whole lid and blend it out from the sockets, or apply it as an eyeliner and flick it up into a tick at the outer corners of your eyes.

♥ An Eyecatching Look: An incredibly wearable yet daring shade is turquoise or teal green. You can either wear it along your lower lash line (it’s the on-trend way to flaunt eyeshadow colour) or pair it with a silvery hue to create a glamorous, multi-toned smokey eye.

Want to experiment with the most flattering makeup shades? The Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5, the Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in French Navy and the Illamasqua Precision Ink in Zircon are all essentials.

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