Sometimes choosing the right eyeshadow palette feels less like shopping for makeup, and more like shopping for a car. What’s the right color? What’s the right price? How’s the quality? Will it make me look good? There are so many different factors, and let’s face it, a palette can be quite an investment. However, companies like Dose of Colors, offer cruelty-free options at a fair price. Rather than fussing over what colors are in this season, try picking your palette based on something that will probably never change- your eye color.
Brown eyes are the most common color in the world. That’s great news though because it means that the world of makeup has a ton of options that will have you serving up some looks in no time. Since you already have deep, dark eyes, try going for shades that are a little subtler than black. A smokey gray will look great on you, and shades of plummy purple will bring out the depth in your eyes. Deep greens also work great, further enriching that already beautiful brown.
Using the word “blue” covers a lot of ground but here we mostly mean true blue rather than grayish silver tones (But don’t worry, we’ll get to you too!) If you’re one of those folks with shimmering baby blues, shoot for palettes with a good range of corals, bronze, or brickish red tones. Those warm colors will stand out against your eyes, rather than make them disappear as a green or blue would. If you’re not into reds, a good batch of neutrals can help you build a perfect smokey eye that will absolutely sizzle.
Honey eyed angels as you should look for tones that are just as rich as those golden eyes of yours. Look for shades that feel autumnal and warm. Olive greens, earthy browns, shades of gold and ochre, as well as bronze all make your eyes stand out. Highlights are easy for you too, as long as you look for similarly warm shades. Creamy warm whites, light yellow, and shimmery buff tones will look gorgeous. You also happen to look way better than everyone else in shades of blue, like periwinkle and navy. (Congrats!)
Amber eyed babes will want to accentuate the little flecks of green and gold that give their eyes that distinctive shine. Avoid heavy black eyeshadow, and opt instead for something less harsh like deep metallics. That reflectiveness puts all the attention on your eyes. Just like with your brown eyed sisters, purple and cool green (or any green, really) looks great if you’re feeling bold. Earthy colors are also great for tamer souls.
For truly green eyes, blushing shades of complimentary pinks or even red will make eyes really stand out. A shade of lavender and wine are great options to build up a smokey eye that will have you smizing like Tyra Banks. If you notice that your eyes are a little golden as well as green, play up that touch of champagne with a little bluer or some shimmery gold tones. Green eyed gals also look great with light doses of shiny green shades, partly because they naturally contrast the warmth of flesh tones in every shade.
Flexibility is the name of the game for you ladies who are sporting gray eyes. Because your eye color is the closest shade to neutral in the family of cool eye tones (e.g. blues and greens) you can really play up whatever you like best. Applying some color theory can help you narrow down your options though if you’re feeling a little decision paralysis. Orangey hues like coral, peach, copper, and just straight up bright orange applied close to the eye will make your color seem a little bluer. Reddish wine and plum will make your eye seem a little more green. Either way, a great way to finish off the look is to fade those brights to gray as they reach the brow bone. Check out Dose of Colors and pick the right color for your eyes.