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How To Choose the Best Eyeshadow for Your Eye Color

Posted by Barb Maynard on 10th Oct 2020

How To Choose the Best Eyeshadow for Your Eye Color

Are you wondering how to accentuate the windows to your beautiful soul? Choosing the best eyeshadow for your eye color can quickly turn into a costly process of trial and error. A peek into the eyeshadow collection of any makeup lover will soon show us just how expensive choosing the wrong eyeshadow (over and over again) can become. I don’t know about you, but I don’t need the extra clutter or the added expense. So let’s get our eyes done right without breaking the bank, shall we?

Flattering Eyeshadow Shades Just for You

Here at Southern Magnolia Minerals, I’ve created gorgeous eyeshadow shades for every eye color. Now, I know how overwhelming it can be to scroll through all the beautiful colors and not know what to add to your cart. I’m here to make it real easy for ya. For each eye color, I’m going to suggest three stunning shades that I guarantee will make those eyes of yours POP! If you don’t love it, let me know, and we’ll find something that’s sure to work for you.

The Best Eyeshadow Colors for Brown Eyes

If you have brown eyes, well, lucky you! You really can’t go wrong when picking out an eyeshadow for brown eyes. I will suggest, though, that you choose something other than brown. Brown eyeshadow on brown eyes can cause your eyes to look muddy as you lose out on the contrast that a bold color can create. Bronze and gold shades are elegant choices for highlighting brown eyes. To add intensity for a bold evening look, try blending black eyeshadow into the crease of your eyelid.

Here are the top three Southern Magnolia eyeshadow colors that I recommend for light brown eyes:

  • Bewitched - Rich gold with gorgeous green highlights.
  • Cinnamon Sugar- A light, neutral beige with a lot of reflectiveness but not too much sparkle. Makes a beautiful highlighter color to take you from day to night with ease! Compliments all skin tones.

My favorite eyeshadow picks for dark brown eyes:

  • Moon Light - A cool metallic grey with purple undertones. Very reflective and great as a highlighting accent.
  • Sparkle Blush - Soft, velvety texture with rich, dense color that blends easily. Perfect for day or nighttime wear. Brown satin finish.
  • Silver Stars - A great silvery accent to any makeup look and won't irritate eyes--no glitter or sparkle.

Choosing the Best Eyeshadow for Green Eyes

When it comes to making your green eyes stand out, the purple color family is your BFF! You can’t go wrong with all the pinks and purples. Look for shades of mauve, lilac, violet, and plum. For a soft day look, try a light shimmery brown. Change it up with a muted purple for a stunning evening look.

  • Aubergine - A deep eggplant purple with a beautiful sheen. Gorgeous on all skin tones. Southern Magnolia shadows are never glittery.
  • Mystic - This mystical purple rubs down to a beautiful brown sheen when applied. Try it on your cheeks too!
  • Moon Light - A cool metallic grey with purple undertones. Very reflective and great as a highlighting accent.

Complementary Eyeshadow Colors for Hazel Eyes

Hazels--usually a blend of brown, green, and gold--pull from both warm and cool color families. Pull from the best of both worlds with golden tones to pull out the warm sparkle in your eyes, or choose light pinks and purples to accentuate green tones.

  • Bewitched - The rich golden tones in this eyeshadow beautifully complement the gold flecks in hazel eyes.
  • Lavender Pink Matte- For a soft look with a matte finish, this pastel mineral eyeshadow is the perfect choice to highlight green shades.
  • Rosé- Live it up with “rosé all day" and notice how your hazel eyes stand out! You'll love this long-wearing shadow for days, nights, and everything in between.

Bring Out the Natural Vibrance of Blue Eyes

Earthy tones ranging from coral and orange undertones to slate grays and taupe will give you the most bang for your buck when it comes to playing up blue eyes. Create a smokey eye with a contrasting palette of warm browns and deep espresso. Don’t be afraid to mix colors to create the effect you desire.

  • Taupe Brown-The warm tones in this eyeshadow provide the best contrast for your cool blues, making it easy for your eyes to shine naturally .
  • Carnival- This copper satin eyeshadow is the perfect backdrop for your blue eyes, making your eyes pop in all the right ways.
  • Pearl Beige - Peaceful, warm, and neutral with a hint of fun! This orange-tinted beige has a satin finish and works great for a variety of makeup looks.

Play Up Grey Eyes With All Natural Mineral Eyeshadow

A rare find, gorgeous grey eyes are easily maximized with steely silvers and greys. If you want your unique grey eyes to appear even lighter, opt for darker smoky tones such as charcoal or even black. Pair this look with a nude lip to allow your eyes' natural grey tones to distinguish themselves.

  • Temptation- Create a sexy smoky eye look with Temptation, a dark shimmery gray eyeshadow that looks amazing with any eye color. Use by itself or blend with other colors to add complexity and depth to your smoky eye!
  • Limerick-A feathery, sparkly gold with a hint of green that wonderfully highlights the upper eye.
  • Pearl Blue- A cool and carefree pastel, this color compliments multiple eye colors and will complement your rare grey beauties beautifully.

Discover the Magnolia Minerals Difference

With a neverending selection of eyeshadow palettes to choose from on the market today, I appreciate you giving Southern Magnolia Minerals a home in your makeup bag. We’re so much more than just a cosmetic company. I do my best to address my customers' needs and desires, and that’s why I’ve created a makeup line that’s organic, non-toxic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and made in the U.S.A. We truly are one of the most eco-friendly makeup brands in existence. Oh, and did I mention that our makeup is also affordable?!? You deserve the very best, and I don’t think you should have to break the bank to get it.

With Southern Magnolia Minerals, you don’t have to worry about makeup allergies or sensitive eyes. You can safely enjoy this season’s hottest gluten-free, talc-free, and paraben-free makeup colors. The ingredients I use are never tested on animals, so you can go wild with all the mineral eyeshadow colors knowing you’re being kind to the planet and our beloved furry friends.

The best part of choosing a small business like Southern Magnolia over the big name brands is that the personal attention you want is just a click away. I know many of my customers by name, and I hope to get to know yours, too. If you have any questions or concerns at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out, and I’ll extend to you my very southern hospitality. Drop me a line anytime at Thanks for stopping in, honey!