The Fashion Spot Momtastic

What Eyeshadow Shade Should You Be Wearing?

Take this quiz to find the eye makeup that'll perfectly accentuate your big blues, browns or greens

If the eyes are in fact the windows to our soul, we want them to be accented in the most flattering way possible, right? But … we're creatures of beauty habit and can easily get a bit lazy and fall into a make up rut. Sometimes we need a nudge to try something new and then suddenly we're like, "Why didn't I try this sooner?!"

Well, we got a little help from our friend Carol Shaw -- celebrity makeup artist and creator of makeup line LORAC, which brings red-carpet glamour into the hands of real women like us. She lent us her expertise so that we could create this quiz that'll point you to your best eye makeup shade. Based on the questions we ask you -- such as your eye color, celeb makeup icon and makeup style -- these quiz results will yield the eyeshadow shade you should be wearing. Plus we offer up both a matte and shimmer product suggestion to make your next makeup-shopping trip a breeze.

The cool thing about eye makeup products today, is that there are all sorts of eyeshadow tools -- from powders to creams -- to suit your needs. Plus, we've noticed that smoky eye makeup is no longer limited to just grays, charcoals, silvers, etc. -- now you can create that sultry look using the color that best suits you, whether it's blue, purple or an earthy tone. Once you discover your most fab eyeshadow shade, Shaw has a tip for you: The key to eyeshadow is … blending. So whether you use your finger, makeup brushes or a sponge, make sure to blend it well.

Your Results

What Eyeshadow Shade Should You Be Wearing?

You should wear earth tones such as browns or metallics like bronze or gold. Shaw says this is because they are all in the same family as your eye color. Since brown eyes are earthy, sultry and warm these metallic and brown eyeshadow colors will enhance and compliment your eyes. If you have light hair, be sure to go for more muted earthy tones.

Try a matte eyeshadow like Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Soft Shimmer in Toasted Almond, $14 or a shimmery one like Starry-Eyed Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Superstar, $25

Not an earth-eyed kinda gal? Try a classic smoky eye using silver, gray or charcoal eyeshadow -- it's a universal makeup look.

products mentioned
Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Soft Shimmer


As low as $12.99

M.A.C. Eye Shadow


As low as $0.00

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow


As low as $23.75

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/Liner


As low as $8.95

Physicians Formula Matte Collection Quad Eye Shadow


As low as $4.94

member comments
View old comments
Welcome to!
Ready to unleash your inner beauty junkie? Enter your email and check the boxes below to get free samples, exclusive deals, discounts at Total Beauty Shops, and expert beauty tips delivered straight to your inbox!
Email to a friend

monitoring_string = "e4ea8133a649aad124e80f99f8831005"