How to Pick the Right Eyeshadow for Your Eye Colour

Brown, hazel, blue or black – we’ve got your eye makeup look sorted with the perfect palette for every colour.

Whether your eyes are brown, hazel, blue or black – we’ve got your makeup look covered with the right shades to accentuate them.


Bring out the baby blues with shades of terracotta, bronze and shimmery gold. Warm-toned rusty shades sit opposite blue on the colour wheel, which means they make blue eyes stand out more.

Save: NYX Away We Glow Shadow Palette

This 10-pan palette can create just about any look for blue-eyed babes.

Professional Makeup Away We Glow Shadow Palette

aed 100 NYX

Splurge: Tarte Love, Trust and Fairy Dust Eye Palette

The rose gold and bronzy shades will really bring blue eyes into focus.

Love Trust And Fairy Dust Eye Palette

aed 195 Tarte


Hazel eyes have many different colours in them to play up. Metallic shades are ideal to bring out the speck of gold in the eyes, while plums, browns and warm neutrals add a subtle brightness which is perfect for everyday wear. If you’re looking to make the green in the hazel eyes pop, dab on a peachy shades.

Save: Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Eye Shadow Palette

A beautiful 12-shade palette with deep burgundies and glimmering golds.

The Burgundy Bar Eye Shadow Palette

aed 74 Maybelline New York

Splurge: Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Major Metals

Coppers, maroons and bronzes in a creamy powder formula.

Cover Shot Eye Palettes

aed 175 Smashbox


If you’re a brown-eyed babe, we have great news for you – your pretty peepers suit just about any colour. To really make them stand out, use shades of burgundy and purple to accentuate the rusty tones in your eyes. For a subtler finish, use matte earthy warm tones to create the perfect shadow look.

Save: Elf Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette in Summer Breeze

A cheap and cheerful palette with 10 matte shades.

Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette In Summer Breeze

aed 61 Elf

Splurge: Zoeva Screen Queen Eyeshadow Palette

Ten easy-to-blend shades, from rose gold to peach and icy blue.

Screen Queen Eyeshadow Palette

aed 116 Zoeva

Black EYES

Much like brown eyes, black eyes suit a whole spectrum of shadows but silvers and pewter really bring out the depth. For a dramatic look, try shades of violets and mossy green.

Save: Wet N Wild Icon 10 Pan Eye Shadow Palette in Comfort Zone

A handy palette with easy instructions on the back so even eyeshadow novices can get in on the game!

Icon 10 Pan Eye Shadow Palette

aed 53 Wet N Wild

Splurge: Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette Smokey

Trust Huda Kattan to help you master the ultimate smoky or nude look with this intense palette.

Obsessions Palette Smokey

aed 132 Huda Beauty