Have you ever wondered whether that bright pink eyeshadow you never use might actually suit you? According to these rules, it might.

When we choose and apply eyeshadow, how many of us actually do it accordingly to our eye colour? We certainly don’t. If anything, we match it to our outfit regardless of our peepers. But from now on, we’re going to be upgrading our beauty according to our natural aesthetic and following Superdrug‘s guide of eyeshadow tones suit different colour eyes best.


For those of you with blue eyes, choose earthier tones to contrast the natural coolness of the blue colour. It’s true what they say, opposites attract. And in this case, they make a match made in heaven. Neutral beige’s, brown’s and peaches will ultimately make your eyes pop during the day, then take your look into the evening, by adding a little bit of bronze shimmer.

The perfect product for blue eyes: MEMI Millennial Eyeshadow Palette


Green-eyed lovers, this ones for you. Enhance your naturally bright eyes with pinks and shimmery browns. For daytime looks, use the colours separately or blend them together to make something a little more abstract. Then take your look into the evening with high contrasting colours such as muted purple, pastel pink, wine red and rose gold.

The perfect product for green eyes: Buxom Dolly’d Wild Side Eyeshadow Palette – £35.00


If you have brown eyes, you’re lucky. You can play with a whole range of hues and shades, and it will all look like they’re supposed to be there. Cool blues and greens work wonderfully when it comes to evening out your darker eyes. If you want to lift your brown eyes a little, opulent eyeshadows in violet and silver or those with a metallic hint can really stand out.

The perfect product for brown eyes: Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette – £39.00


Hazel eyes feature a mixture or browns and greens, so you can mix and match, experimenting between a varied range of colours. Smoky colours can be slightly overpowering to a hazel iris, so for daytime wearing try autumnal colours like warm browns, golds and greens. To really bring out their natural sparkle, dab gold or bronze on the inner corners and centre of your eyelids.

The perfect product for hazel eyes: STILA Matte’n’Metal Eyeshadow Palette – £38.50

All prices are correct as of date published.

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