Look into your eyes -- deep into your eyes. The best clue for figuring out your eye shadow color is looking at your eye color. For example, if you have caramel skin, you probably have brown eyes. According to renowned makeup artist Bobbi Brown, the best fits for your shadow include mocha, khaki, stone and cement.
For a bold and bright look, choose two contrasting colors -- this also works if one is metallic and the other isn't. For example, blend in a non-metallic hue across your entire eyelid, then blend a metallic, contrasting color into it. An ideal combination for your skin tone is a neutral base, like cement or bark, blended with a metallic rust orange or silvery stone.
To do a cat eye look, apply a white base shadow over your entire eyelid so the colors pop. Over that, add a hue that suits your complexion, like a metallic slate. Cap off the look with a few coats of black mascara for definition.
Play with different lip colors to complement your metallic eye color. For example, a pink gloss makes your metallic eyes look more playful and young -- a deep, dark lipstick transforms them into a sultry and sexy look.