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AmberAmber? Yes, amber! Not everyone with blue eyes can wear amber - but for those who can, it's golden (so to speak). Amber is one of those gorgeous shades (in the gold family) that can really bring out incredible blue in eyes. It's also one of those eyeshadow shades that either works beautifully with skin tone, or looks really, really bad. A light amber shadow can be used on the brow bone for emphasis, and the shade blends really well with shades of brown.
BronzeBronze eyeshadow is almost always a great choice for people with blue eyes. The bronze tones can vary from light to much darker, so play around with your bronze shadow to determine what works best. A lighter bronze shadow, for example, can be used on the brow bone area to emphasize blue eyes, while a deeper bronze can be used on lids and in the crease to define eyes and make them stand out.
BrownBrown eyeshadow is a go-to for people with blue, brown, green or even hazel eyes. The neutral shade flatters almost any eye color. As with other types of eyeshadow, browns come in a wide variety of different shades - from deep, rich chocolate to a light, shimmery tan. Brown is one of those shadows where you almost can't go wrong!
CreamCream might seem like a boring eyeshadow color, especially compared to some of the bolder choices, but it's a must-have in your collection if you have blue eyes. Why? Because a great cream (or bone) color is the staple for emphasizing the brow bone and thus, bringing out all of the other wonderful eyeshadow shades you've just swept across your lids. Cream shadows can also be used around the lash line to draw attention. Trust me, cream blends really well with any of the other eyeshadow colors for blue eyes I've mentioned!
Deep BlueWait, what? Yes, deep blue eyeshadow can indeed really look gorgeous on some people with blue eyes. The old rule that you shouldn't ever wear the same color eyeshadow as your eyes is outdated! As with all eyeshadow colors, this depends on the person (their eye color and their skin tone), but blue eyes can really sing when emphasized with a deep blue shadow. This is one of those colors where experimentation may be necessary. Once you find the right blue shade, though, wow!