Are you ready to have fun and play with colorful eyeshadows for your dazzling eyes? Get out of your comfort zone and try these colorful eyeshadow looks right away! But since we all have different eye colors, I thought I’d help you out in finding which color would suit your eyes best. Remember, your eye should pop like it’s snow on a hot summer’s day! Are you ready to see which colorful eyeshadow will suit you? Let’s go!
Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials for Brown, Blue, and Green Eyes
Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials for Brown Eyes
1. Yellow and Orange | Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials
Calling all the brown-eyed babes out there! The good news is that brown is a neutral color, which means you can really go crazy when it comes to your eye makeup.
For women with dark brown eyes or hazel eyes, bronze and copper are the go-to colors for your eye makeup. However, since we’re doing colorful eyes today, we’re going to use yellow and orange instead (the colors are close to bronze and copper). Using these colors will make the yellow tint in your eyes pop!
To recreate this look, simply put yellow eyeshadow in the inner corner of the eyes and line 1/3 of the eyes (from the inner corner). Follow it up with an orange shadow that you can apply on the other half of the lids and 2/3 of your lower lash line.
2. Bold Green | Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials
Hazel-eyed babes will love green eyeshadow as it makes the eyes look greener. If you want to try this shade, go for something bright. Teal is also a good color as it makes brown eyes look more vibrant! But today, what I want you to try is this bold green eye makeup with a touch of yellow, for fun of course!
How to do this colorful eye makeup for brown eyes? Start by applying a yellow-green or lime green eyeshadow in the inner corner of the eye as well as 1/3 of the lid. Next, apply the bright green eyeshadow on the eyelid, covering 2/3 of the eye. Blend the yellow-green eyeshadow to the bright green one to create a seamless transition.
For some, that would be enough. But if you want to do a smokey eye, you can apply a dark green eyeshadow on the outer corner of the eye and then pack on a dark brown on the outer V and work your way into the crease. The key to a perfect smokey eye is blending so just keep doing that until you achieve the desired fierceness you are looking for.
3. Lime and Blue Carnival-Inspired Eyeshadow | Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials
If you want to go bolder and perhaps, really try something new for a change, I recommend this beautiful lime and blue eyeshadow. What’s great about blue eyeshadow is that it really makes brown eyes pop due to the contrasting color. The blue also helps make the white of the eyes look brighter.
To do this look, start by applying lime green eyeshadow all over the lids and up to the crease. Apply the same color on the inner corner of the eye all the way below the tear ducts. Now get a blue eyeshadow and work on packing the color on the outer corner of the eye as well as half of the lower lash line.
Using a light blue eyeliner, line the inner part of the lower lash line halfway and then use a dark blue eyeliner from the middle to the outer corner of the eye. Use the same dark blue eyeliner to tight line your upper lash line too. Now use a peacock blue liquid liner and line about a half of your upper lash line and then use a royal blue liquid eyeliner to create winged eyeliner. Remember to blend smoothly as you’d want to achieve a seamless ombre effect.
Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials for Blue Eyes
1. Electric Purple Smokey Eye | Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials for Blue Eyes
Now off to the blue-eyed babes out there who want to make their blue eyes pop with colors, colors, and more colors! Let’s see what colors will make your eyes stand out.
So you have baby blue eyes? Then you got the winning color right here, girl! Violet, purple, and lavender are great for baby blue eyes, especially if you have blonde hair and fair skin as well. Cool tones work great on blue eyes and if you want to go dark, that will bring out the blue tones of the eyes even more.
To do this look, start by applying a black Kohl pencil all over the lid and then buffing it. Make sure to buff and fade out once you reach the crease. Next, apply a plum purple eyeshadow all over the crease. You can layer it with a lighter purple just to give the eyes more dimension. And to complete the purples, get a really intense violet shade and apply all the way from the inner corner of the lid to the outer corner. If you want the look to be more intense, line your lower lash line with the same plum purple eyeshadow you used on your crease.
2. Warm Orange Eyeshadow | Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials
The orange eyeshadow looks amazing on blue eyes because these colors complement each other. The brightness of the orange helps bring out the subdued blue eyes. What I like about this look is that it’s fairly easy to do but it looks like you spent hours doing your eye makeup. If you want to try this look for your next night out, just follow the step-by-step guide shown in the photo above.
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3. Gold Smokey Eye | Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials
Gold is a great shade to use on blue eyes because its warmness contrasts the coolness of blue eyes. The metallic also helps in making blue eyes look more dramatic. For this gold makeup, I chose to share something a little different than your average gold eye makeup. Since blue eyeshadow also looks good with baby blue eyes, let’s have the best of both worlds on this one, shall we?
To do this look, start by applying gold eyeshadow all over the lids and then applying orange eyeshadow on the outer corner of the eye. Follow it up with a dark brown color to create an outer V and work your way to a third of the eyelids. If everything is blended smoothly, you can now pack on more gold eyeshadow if you like. Next, work on your lower lash line by applying a blue eyeshadow and then a green eyeshadow under it. Blend to achieve a gradient effect.
Colorful Eyeshadow for Green Eyes
1. Copper Red Eyeshadow | Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials
Nope! We didn’t forget the green-eyed babes out there! Do you want to know what will make those green eyes pop and be the envy of everyone? Do check out these looks!
When it comes to green eyes, your best bet is to always go for the contrasting colors in the color wheel like reds. This copper red eyeshadow is beautiful with green eyes and you can really see how the color enhances green eyes. The most awesome thing about this tutorial is that it only takes less than 5 minutes to do too!
Start by applying a light brown base color all over the crease. After that, apply an intense copper red shade all over the lids and blend smoothly. Apply the same eyeshadow on the lower lash line. Now get a purple liquid eyeliner and create a winged liner. Why purple? Because these colors work great together in making green eyes pop! Now if you have small eyes, you can apply black eyeliner on your waterline.
2. Purple Smokey Eye | Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials
Another color opposite of green is violet. Violet or purple eyeshadow effortlessly makes green eyes pop, whether you have true green eyes or hazel eyes. It’s just really a great color to use, and you can go dark or light with it as well.
To recreate this look, apply a magenta shade first on the outer corner of the eyes to the crease. Keep adding color and blending until you’re satisfied with the color play. Next, get a purple eyeshadow and apply all over the lid. Pack on the color to get that intensity you like. With a clean fluffy brush, blend the two colors together where they meet − both on the crease and outer corner of the eyes.
For more intensity, apply black eyeshadow on the outer corner of the eye. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it should deepen the eyes further. Next, create a winged eyeliner as sharp as possible. Now you can work on your lower lash line. Apply the same eyeshadows with the violet on top and the magenta below it. Lining the waterline is optional.
3. Mauve Matte Eyes | Colorful Eyeshadow Tutorials
Green eyes dazzle with pink, red, and purple eyeshadows. But if you want to use a combo of all those great colors, I highly suggest you use mauve. Mauve is a shade that looks great on the eyes as well as the lips. Now, this look might be more subtle compared to all the other above, but I assure you that the color play is still something you’ll really love! Just follow the steps above to recreate this look.
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Spring may have ended, but our bright eyeshadow looks are far from over. This summer, go bold and go bright with these colorful eyeshadow ideas! Ditch the neutrals and the naturals, because honey, it’s time for color play and you wouldn’t want to be left out! So did that satisfy your colorful eyeshadow cravings? I hope it did! But before I go, please remember to apply an eyeshadow primer first as this helps intensify the colors of your shadows. Moreover, it helps keep your eyeshadow in place all day too.
Also, if you really want to pack on the colors, you should press your brush on the lids during application so you can really get as much color as you want in there. And of course, don’t forget to finish your look with mascara or false eyelashes for more dramatic eyes! Enjoy playing with the colors, beauty lovers!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.