Did you know the very first Barbie made its debut in 1959 with icy blue eyeshadow? Thankfully, by the 90s, neutrals became the tasteful choice which led to the vast array of eyeshadow colors we have on the market today. There are so many colors, but not all of those colors look great on everybody. If you're a blonde, brunette or redhead, how do you know which eyeshadow colors look best on you?
With lighter hair, you should use a lighter eyeshadows color. Light browns and nudes, along with pastels, pink, coral, beige and peach, work great with blonde hair. Your best bets are taupes, mauves, silver, gray and charcoal. Plum makes a statement as well. Green can help brighten the look of your eyes, especially if they're hazel. Blondes with blue eyes look best in cool shades such as gray, silver and steel blue, while those with brown eyes look best in browns and plums.
Most brunettes look good in warm brown, mocha, coffee and light tawny shades of eyeshadows. These colors match almost any eye color, skin tone and outfit. Plum, lavender, and violet colored eyeshadows also flatter most brunettes. These shades help make the eyes look larger and bring out the hues of the hair color.
If you're a redhead, a greenish shadow is the perfect complement. Rich colors like green, olive, hunter, and chocolate really stand out on redheads since they're opposites. If you have blue eyes, try shadows containing a warm undertone like brown, bronze, evergreen and deep orange. These eyeshadow shades will contrast beautifully with cool-colored eyes. Green-eyed redheads look good in purple; it's directly across from green on the color wheel so it will really make your eyes pop. Depending on how light or dark your eyes are, any purple shade from lavender to plum will look beautiful with green eyes. Cool and warm eyeshadow colors look good on people with hazel eyes. Purples and pinks will help bring out the green in your eyes while more neutral colors, like browns and yellows, will help make the brown feel warmer. Brown eyes? Lots of eyeshadows complement brown eyes, but blue, silver, bronze, copper, and gold will look great with brown eyes! Silver and blue shadows work best on gray eyes. Silver works to complement the gray and blue brings out the cool undertones and offers a slight contrast to make them stand out.
So, now that you know which eyeshadow colors look best with your particular hair color, try an eyeshadow palette full of your favorite shades. Palettes express your individuality in makeup. Express your colors with Lexi Noel Beauty Pick Your Palette. You choose the colors from over 50 different shades. Holds up to nine. Arrange your palette the way you want. No more wasted colors!