What's Your Best Eye Makeup Look?
Get rid of the guesswork. Take this quiz to find out which eye makeup combos will enhance your eyes the best
If you've ever been mesmerized by the vast quantity of eye makeup colors in the beauty aisle -- but still end up walking out of the store with the same old beige eyeshadow -- you're probably stuck in a color rut.
We get it. Finding your ideal eye makeup colors is intimidating. How do you know which ones will flatter your skin tone and style and which ones will make you look like a clown?
But, keep this in mind: The eyeshadow colors that can turn ordinary brown eyes into deep pools of swirling chocolate, blue eyes into sparkling sapphires, and green eyes into emerald gems are hidden in the displays somewhere. How's that for some encouragement?
Instead of just feeling lost and overwhelmed, use this quiz as a guide to find the perfect shades to enhance your eye color. To lead the way, Laura Geller, founder of her own namesake brand, and celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose give expert advice on how to finally get the perfect combination of eyeshadow colors and products to complement your eyes.
If you're ready to make your eyes pop and command all the attention they deserve, take this quiz to find your new eye makeup look now. And, for your sake, may you never walk out of the store with yet another beige eyeshadow again.
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You should wear gray and mauve colors
You most likely have blue eyes and/or fair skin. The best shade for you is one that can really magnify the color of your iris while complementing your skin tone. Barose says if you have fair or light skin, you should "opt for soft pale taupe or pastel shades and avoid anything too purple or pink [or your eyes] can look bruised."
Shadow: Blue eyes are cool-toned, so they look great with taupey gray colors and rosy mauve colors. Geller says they also look great in beige-browns. Try Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Mauve Cherie, $48.
Liner: "With blue eyes, I love using dark navy eyeliner," says Geller, who points out blue eyes can pull off blue eyeliner just fine -- you just want to wear a contrasting shade. Charcoals, dark grays, and peacock-colored blues are great options. The lighter your iris color, the darker your eyeliner should be in order to create a starker contrast. Try Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Pencil in Sapphire Strength, $7.99.
Mascara: "When it comes to mascara, you're talking to somebody who's a full-fledged believer that black mascara is the icing on the cake," says Geller. But, she concedes, "as long as the base is dark then you can [top black mascara] with color." For blue eyes, try a dark navy/black mascara to finish off your look. We love L'Oreal Paris HiP Studio Secrets Professional High Drama Volumizing Mascara in Ultimate Black Blue, $10.