The Best Shadows for Your Eye Color

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Blue Eyes
Blue is a naturally cool tone, so warmer shades tend to set this iris color ablaze. Do you need to stick to tawnier pigments? Not necessarily. "I like using gray-brown,... more 
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Blue Eyes
Blue is a naturally cool tone, so warmer shades tend to set this iris color ablaze. Do you need to stick to tawnier pigments? Not necessarily. "I like using gray-brown, slate, or even silvery blues," said makeup artist Marina Gravani.
The Best Color Complements: Gold, bronze, copper, champagne, yellow-beige, peach

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Choosing a shadow that maximizes your eye color can feel a bit like an art project. Color wheel-what? Color theory-why? But using a color wheel is really quite simple. Locate the shade of your eyes on it, and then look directly across from that shade. That's your complementary color that will instantly accentuate your iris hue. Makeup pros, of course, learn the best options for every eye color through experience, whether it's creating an everyday look or one that's ready for the red carpet.



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