Tip: How to enhance your eye colour

Enhancing you eye colour:

Hello everyone! Today’s post is about enhancing your eye colour using eye shadows and eye liners. This great tip will help those of you that are just starting to use makeup, or want to start experimenting with different colours! It’s very simple, so carry on reading!

Here is a colour wheel, with all the Primary and Secondary colours.eye colour wheel Very simply, eyeshadows and eyeliners opposite your eye colour on the colour wheel are the ones to use. This doesn’t just mean the colour directly opposite to yours, but the shade either side of it too!

I have listed underneath the pictures, examples of eyeshadow palettes, cream eyeshadows and eye liners that you could use. Most of these products are available from Superdrug or Boots.

Therefore, if you have blue eyes, orange is the opposite colour. Orange isn’t the nicest colour to wear for everyday make up, so this translates into shades (around orange) with a warm undertone: peach, bronze, copper & golds.


blue eyes
Products: Sleek Storm Palette (1-5), GOSH Vegas 3 Palette (6-8), Maybelline The Nude Palette (9-11), MUA Birthday Palette (12 & 13) and Rimmels Kate Moss Cream Shadow (14) in Rose Gold.


Green eyes: purples, pinks, burgundy, and warm tone browns.

green eyes
Products: MUA Luxe Metallic Palette in Mysterial (1-3), Maybelline The Nudes Palette (4-6), Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metallic Pomegranite (7), Rimmel Pinkadilly Circus (8-11), Sleek Au Naturel Palette (12-14), Rimmel Kate Moss Shadow in Rose Gold (15), Rimmel Eyeliner Perfect Plum (16), Stila Eyeliner Purple Tang (17) and Clinique Mini Cream Shadow in Lavish Lilac (18)


Brown eyes: blues, teals and purples.

brown eyes
Products: MUA Starry Night Palette (1-6), Sleek Midnight Blue Palette (7-9) , MAC Shadow Satillite Dreams (10) , GOSH LA 2 Palette (11-16) MAC Shadow Shadow Lady (17), Maybelline Chromatic Eyeliner Turquoise Vibe (18), MUA Eyeliner Royal Blue (19), MUA Eyeliner Turquoise (20)

If colours such as purple and blues aren’t really your thing, then you can use eyeliner instead. This means you can still use the colours you’re comfortable with wearing, and then you can add colour on your upper or lower water line to enhance your eyes.

If you have hazel eyes (green with brown specs), then khaki, plums, pinks, warm browns and vibrant purples will bring out the green rather than the brown in your eyes.

hazel eyes
Products: Sleek Ultra Mattes V1 (1-4), Rimmel Eye Pencil in Sable Brown (5), MAC Shadow Sable (6), New Look Gold Baked Eyeshadow (7), Maybelline Colour Tattoo Pink Gold (8), Rimmel Eyeliner Emerald Green (9), MUA Eyeshadow Palette (10-14), Rimmel Eyeliner Perfect Plum (15) and MUA Eyeshadow Peony (16)


Amber: blues (light/pastel blue to navy), coppers and peaches.

amber eyes
Products: Sleek The Orignal Palette (1-5), Rimmel Eyesahdow in Brixton Brown (6), MUA Palette in Romantic Efflorescene (7-9), Maybelline Colour Tattoo Pink Gold (10), Collection Cream Shadow in Vintage Blush (11), Maybelline Expression Eyeliner in Blue (12), NYX Cream Shadow Stick in Gold (13)


Brown eye shadows are very commonly used, and are much more flattering than black and dark greys; however, these colours will still suit every eye colour. If you were to mix all primary and secondary coloured paints together, you would end up with a dark brown. Therefore meaning, that any one, with any coloured eyes can wear brown eyeshadows and eyeliners. It won’t necessarily enhance all eye colours, but it will definitely suit everyone!

I also personally believe  that both gold and silver shadows suit all eye colours too, depending on the sort of look you are going for.

I hope this has helped you in some sort of way. If you’d like to see more posts like this one, be sure to let me know in the comments. Also let me know if there are any celebrity looks that you would like me to recreate too!

Thank you for reading. I hope you are having a lovely day! Check back next week for another post,




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