Eyeshadows are cosmetic products that are primarily used to enhance the look of the eyelids. Eyeshadows vary in different colours, textures, shades, and formulas depending on the desired outcome and look. The basic compounds found in eyeshadows are binders, base fillers, preservatives, and slips. Application of eyeshadows can be done with a brush, beauty sponges, or even with bare fingers. What used to be predominantly used by females, eyeshadow is a growing market among male consumers. 

Eyeshadows are commonly used to bring out the beauty of the eyes to convey different kinds of moods. The diverse selection of hues and colours with eyeshadows gives more creative freedom to most makeup enthusiasts. Grey and Silver’s neutral colour accentuates the blue colour even more. Warmer shades of pink eyeshadow add to a softer look alongside the blue eyes. Darker shades of purple make blue eyes stand out, but are not too overpowering. Copper, Chocolate Brown, and Deep Gold Metal shades of eyeshadow create a dramatic and sophisticated look for blue eyes. Shades of Blue Eyeshadows still bring out the blue eyes despite their colour similarities. Coral and Orange provide a contrasting and energetic look that brightens blue eyes. With blue eyes, green may seem like the least suitable colour shade of eyeshadow to use, but choosing the right shade works just fine.

1. Grey and Silver

grey silver eyeshadow

Grey and silver eyeshadows feature the blue eyes very well. The neutral grey colour gives a deeper background hue for the blue eyes to pop. A silver eyeshadow can be thinly applied on the inner creases, near the lash line, of the eyelids to give out an accent to the deep grey coloured base eyeshadow. A selection of grey/silver palates can be found in; Clinique’s Neutral Grey All About Shadow, Urban Decay’s Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette, and NARS’ Silver Screen Quad metallic hue. 

2. Pink

pink eyeshadow

Pink eyeshadows can be tricky to wear with blue eyes, that is why choosing warmer shades of pink is best recommended. Pink-coloured eyeshadows line soft and nude shades create a feminine and fun look to contrast bright blue eyes. For a more natural look, one can apply warmer colours to the creases of the eyelids and then blend them along the lash line. The main pink eyeshadow is blended from the centre towards the opposite ends of the eyelids, gently patting it on. Some best brand that is inspired by the renaissance includes Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette, which provides warm and neutral shades of pink.  L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink adds a little shimmer to the blue eyes for a more fun look. The Blush Nudes eye shadow palette provides a rosy shade of pink, complementing well with blue coloured eyes.  

3. Purple

purple eyeshadow

Purple eyeshadows provide a contrasting colour with blue eyes that makes them stand out even more. There are a lot of shades of purple eyeshadows, but the plumb shadow can be a flattering choice for blue eyes. A smokey purple eyeshadow look would be a playful look for every occasion. Apply the plum eyeshadow by lightly patting it on the eyelids to even it all out on the lids. A few strokes of light eyeliner give the right amount of accent and drama to the purple eyeshadow borders. A variety of purple eyeshadow palettes are out on the market; Smashbox’s Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ablaze, Marc Jacob’s Beauty Style Eye-Con collection, Urban Decay’s Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette. 

4. Copper

cooper eyeshadow

Copper eyeshadow provides a striking colour to blue eyes without overpowering them. Shades of copper pierce through the blue eyes, making them shine even brighter. A trendier look for blue eyes would be a copper smokey eyeshadow look. To achieve this, start with a little copper shimmer on the eyelids, then apply a rose copper shade over to provide a lighter contrasting layer. To add a smokey effect, add a matte shade of copper brown along the lash line. The best brand to choose for copper eyeshadow that matches blue eyes are Anastasia Sunset eyeshadow, MAC Coppering eyeshadow, and MAC’s Devoted to Chili matte eyeshadow.  

5. Chocolate brown

Chocolate brown eyeshadow

Chocolate eyeshadow tones down the colour of the blue eyes and give it a more sultry look. Brown is a neutral colour that fits most eye colours and goes well with blue ones. A quick everyday look can be achieved by simply brushing on chocolate brown eyeshadow on the eyelids, and applying a second layer of eyeshadow to intensify the colour. Max Factor is the best brand that offers Chocolate brown shade eyeshadows for people with blue eyes. 

6. Deep Gold Metal

Deep Gold Metal eyeshadow

A Deep Gold Metal eyeshadow provides a flattering warm contrast with a blue set or irises to spark even more. For an elaborate and grander feel, Deep Gold Metal eyeshadows accessorize the blue eyes, just like how classic golden pieces of jewellery do. For a unique look, buffer some deep gold metal eyeshadow on the eyelids, blending them from the centre to the lash line and upper eyelids. To add a ballsier touch, outline the eyes with thin black borders using a pencil or liquid eyeliner to give more personality. Deep Gold Metal eyeshadow is meant to be flashy but adds sophistication at the same time. The best makeup brands for Deep Gold Metal palettes are Wonder’Swipe 2-in1 Liner to Shadow in bronze, Armani Beauty’s Eye Tint Long-lasting Liquid Eyeshadow Gold Foil, e.l.f. Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow Meteor Shade. 

7. Blue Tones

Blue Tones eyeshadow

Blue coloured eyeshadow can look as good with blue eyes side by side. Blue toned eyeshadows can be incredibly versatile; they can be bright and playful, while darker shades of blue exude elegance. A Navy Blue Eyeshadow can be worn when going for a more formal, all dressed up evening look. To get this look done, just apply a navy blue tone eyeshadow on the eyelids and experiment with blending lighter tones of blue on the corners of the eyes to add an accent. There are several shades of Navy Blue Eyeshadows to choose from; L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Shadow, Midnight Blue, NARS Duo, Shadow Mandchourie, Eddie Funkhouser’s Hyperreal Eye Colour All Nighter Eyeshadow. 

8. Coral and Orange

Coral and Orange eyeshadow

Warmer tones of Coral and Orange eyeshadows give a contrasting colour to the blue eyes, highlighting them even more. The orange hue, which is on the opposite side of the colour wheel from blue, is used to brighten the blue eyes. For an outdoor look, blend Coral or Orange shades of eyeshadow on the eyelids paired with a shimmering bronze eyeshadow on the lower creases of the eyelids. It is good to stick to a solid shade of coral and orange eyeshadow, but bolder colours should be avoided. Some of the best makeup brands for coral and orange eyeshadow shades are Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions, Sephora’s Mini Pocket Palette Eyeshadow Palette, and L'Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette. 

9. Green

Green eyeshadow

Green eyeshadows have the tendency to overpower blue eyes, that is why choosing the right shade is very important. Those with bright blue eyes should avoid darker shades of green, such as emerald, as they do not blend well together. When applying green eyeshadow, select a lighter shade of greens like teal, turquoise, and moss green which do not overpower the blue eyes too much. To avoid a heavier look on green eyeshadows, apply only a layer, just enough to create a green-shaded brush around the eyes. Trying these green eyeshadow palates completes the look; NARS Single Eyeshadow Ganges, Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2, Revlon, Colorstay Looks Book Eye Shadow Palettes. 

How to Choose an Eyeshadow for Blue Eyes

Even though blue eyes stand out on their own, picking the right kind of eyeshadow to complement them is still essential. Several factors should be considered to help one find the right kind of eyeshadow for blue eyes, including skin tone, colour, the finish of the eyeshadow, and the price of an eyeshadow palette. For fair complexion, user should avoid darker and brighter shades because they would clash with skin tone. Dark-skinned people with blue eyes, on the other hand, may look great with any shade of eyeshadow. Deciding the right colour of eyeshadow to complement blue eyes is crucial so as not to overpower the already bright colour of blue. Selecting a more contrasting hue like orange looks best that not only matches the blue eyes but brightens them more. The user can also play with lighter shades of pink, coral, and copper for people with blue eyes. It is also recommended for people with blue eyes to use metallic finishes as the light reflects off them and makes them sparkle. The average price for metallic eyeshadow is £5 per piece. Orange eyeshadow palates, on the other hand, start at £40 GBP in the market, and £35 GBP for neutral palettes.

What Colour Makes Blue Eyes Look Bluer?

The shades of Orange eyeshadows make Blue eyes look even bluer. The colour orange points across the colour blue in the colour wheel, suggesting that they complement each other well. Orange on its own gives off an energetic tint that makes blue eyes pop even more. Warmer shades of orange eyeshadows, including orange shades that lean toward copper and gold, look good on people with blue eyes. 

How should You Apply Eyeshadow for Blue Eyes?

The first step is to apply some eyeshadow primer across the eyelids using a clean eyeshadow brush. Primer functions to help the eyeshadow base provide a richer colour, bringing the blue colour to the eyes even more. Apply a matte coloured eyeshadow as a base, primarily at the centre of the eyelids, and work it across the eyelids. Makes sure to blend all the colours well together, most especially with eyeshadows that have a different finish. Using a much lighter shade, apply some eyeshadow on the corners f the eyes to give an accent, bringing out the blueness of the eyes.