What Is the Right Eye Makeup for My Skin Color?

The right eye makeup for your skin color makes your eyes pop.

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Choices are usually a good thing, but when you are standing in front of an endless line of eye makeup options, all you want is the eyeshadow or shadows that look best on you. While some cosmetic manufacturers will have you match eye makeup to your eye or hair color, you also can find the right shade for you based on your skin color, regardless of whether you identify your skin as being warm or cool in tone. Finding the right hue for you can make your eyes pop just like they were meant to.

Fair Skin

If you have fair to peachy skin, you don’t want your eye makeup colors to make you look like a clown. Look for shades in glittering champagne or bronzes. Browns also tend to be best in your crease and come in all shades, such as cool browns, chocolate brown or sable. To highlight your brow bone, use an opal-iridescent shadow, which tends to have a bluish-pink tint.

Medium-to-Fair Skin

If your skin is slightly darker than fair or your self-tanner is fading to a medium skin tone, you can go a little darker with the colors you select. Try shimmering colors like pearlescent beige, taupe or brown shades. If you like a little color in your eyeshadows, try emerald green, plum, navy and even sapphire blue. For highlighters on the brown bone, try a pale pink or champagne shimmery shadow.

Medium-to-Dark Skin

If your skin tone tends to be warmer, try a coppery brown shadow that can brighten your eyes and accentuate your skin tone. Golden colors tend to look really good on you, so you can choose any shades that have gold in them, such as pink, brown or wine-colored shadows. For an evening look, you also can incorporate granite, teal or violet. Just remember to blend, blend, blend!

Dark and Olive Skin Tones

If you love jewel tones like ruby, emerald and sapphire, you are in luck because your skin tone can pull these off. Accentuate these shadows with a dark brown eyeshadow. Copper and bronze tones also work well as shimmery highlighters. Don’t be afraid to try a warm, tawny pink color to accentuate your brow bone and inner corner of your eyelashes.

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