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The Best Smoky Eye For Your Eye Color

If you've been dying to pull off a good smoky eye, but haven't quite mastered it yet, it's definitely possible that you might be missing the most important factor!

Hillary Duff Smokey Eye

Just as you would change up your makeup so that it compliments a new hair color, it's just as important (if not more), to have eyeshadows on hand that compliment your eye color! In addition, you should also know which eyeshadow colors don't work to avoid looking washed-out or tired.

 Ready to ace your next attempt at a smokey eye?


 Make your blue eyes really stand out!

The Best Smokey Eye For Your Eye Color

Use shades of purples, like amethyst and plum, or coppers, golds and brassy undertones on your lid and in your crease to really make a statement! Want to step it up a notch? Try gunmetal. This, often metallic, rusty color really creates a nice contrast for the blue to make it stand out.

Shadows: Sorme Minerals Botanicals Eye Shadow in Amethyst for the crease, Sorme Minerals Botanicals Eye Shadow in Exotica for the lids.

LinerSorme Smearproof Eyeliner in Charcoal.

Mascara: Sorme Extreme Volumizing Mascara in Black.

Color(s)To Avoid : Black eye shadow is generally too harsh on blue eyes. (Get the same dramatic effect by "tight-lining" and using a black mascara.)


 For my hazel girls!

smokey eye for hazel eyes

Hazel eyes have a mixture of brown, green and golden flecks, which make them a perfect match for neutrals, golds, greens, plums and mostly any eyeshadow colors that carry a grey or ashy undertone.

Shadows: Sorme Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Glow or Sorme Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Seashells for lids, Sorme Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Cocoa for the crease.

Liner: Sorme Smearproof Eyeliner in Brown.

Mascara: theBalm What's Your Type? Tall, Dark and Handsome Mascara.

Color(s) To Avoid : Hazel eyes tend to be pretty flexible with most colors.


 Got dark brown eyes and need a little help?

smokey eye colors for brown eyes

Brown is definitely one of the most versatile eye colors for makeup. You can easily play it safe with browns or plums, but if you're really feeling ball-sy, army green and navy are your colors!

The richness of those two colors really helps to warm up your brown eyes, giving your smokey eye a little edge and a natural feel.

Shadow: Sorme Mineral Botanicals Eye Shadow in Contrast.

Liner: Sorme Smearproof Eyeliner in Navy Blue or Black Jade.

Mascara: Sorme Extreme Volumizing Mascara in Black.

Color (s) To Avoid : There aren't many colors that serve as a disadvantage for brown eyes, but try to avoid greys and silvers that may wash out your complexion.


 Green eyes need love too!

Tyra Banks Smokey Eye

If you're a green-eyed girl, olive greens, browns and charcoals are definitely a must! They're neutral enough to make your color pop, and bold enough for a good smokey eye.

Shadows: Sorme Mineral Botanicals Eye Shadow in Serenity or Sorme Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Safari for lids; Sorme Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Smoke for the crease. theBalm's Smoke Balm Smokey Eye Palette #2 is also a great option for green-eyed babes.

Liner: Sorme Smearproof Eyeliner in Charcoal or Black/Brown.

Mascara: Sorme Extreme Volumizing Mascara in Black/Brown.

Color (s) To Avoid :  Be careful with certain shades of blue that might offset your green.

...And there you have it! Fierce, honey!

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