What Type of Smokey Eye Works Best for Your Eye Color?


Smokey eyes are one of the hottest makeup trends of the year. However, since every girl looks different, everyone should be styling their eyes in a different way. What looks amazing on one woman will look less appealing on another, which is why you should learn what makeup fits your face. Here's the type of smokey eye that should work best for you, based on your eye color:

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Blue Eyes

Blue eyes are light, so you don't want to darken them too much by using black or silver eye shadow. It's much better for you to use browns or bronze to make your eyes pop. This tutorial will show you one woman's entire makeup routine, so you can skip ahead to 1:19 if you're only interested in seeing how you should apply your eye makeup for the best smokey eyes possible.


Green Eyes

Green eyes look absolutely amazing with brown eye shadows, like chocolate and brown sugar. This tutorial is focused entirely on the eyes, so every second should give you great advice. All you have to do is apply the right shade of brown to your green eyes, and then blend, blend, blend.


Brown Eyes

Brown eyes can really pop with black and gold eye makeup. You can rock this look to work or school, but it works best for a special occasion, because of how well it would match a sparkly party dress. Besides, it's a lot of work to do for an everyday look. You should save it for something special.


Hazel Eyes

This tutorial is meant for ladies with hazel or green eyes. It uses a color that is incredibly underrated--purple! Since it's such a bright color that'll draw attention to your beautiful eyes, you should keep the rest of your makeup light. You don't need any dark lipsticks or vibrant blushes when you wear this look.


Amber Eyes

There's no one more beautiful than Mila Kunis. This tutorial is inspired by her, and will show you how to create a subtle smokey eye. It's great to wear on a typical day when you don't want your makeup to look too heavy. By following the tips in this video, you'll make your eyes look amazing, but it won't look like you tried too hard to achieve the look.


Amber eyes are a beautiful eye colour, and this tutorial is perfect for those with this eye colour. The subtle smokey eye look is great for everyday wear and is achieved by using a light brown shade in the crease and a dark brown shade to line the eyes. To add a bit of shimmer, use a champagne shade on the inner corners of the eyes. For a more dramatic look, use a black shade to line the eyes and add a touch of glitter to the lids. Finish off the look with mascara and you'll have a stunning smokey eye look for amber eyes.


Grey Eyes

You're going to need a lot of colors for this gorgeous style. You'll need to use pale gold eyeshadow, brown eyeshadow, grey eyeshadow, and blue eyeshadow. It sounds like a lot of work, but you'll be thankful that you took the time to do it all. This video even has a bonus piece where it shows you how to do your brows.


Small or Hooded Eyes

No matter what your eye color is, this tutorial will help you create a gorgeous smokey eye. It works best if you have small eyes or hooded eyes, so listen up. You could hear a useful tip that'll help you every single time you unzip your makeup bag.

There's nothing wrong with experimentation, so no matter what your eye color is, you should feel free to try each and every one of these smokey eyes. What colors do you usually use when you do your eye makeup?

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Thank you Holly for these tips. I'm glad you have something in the article for hooded eyes to

I luv all of them bur i dont think dark brown(almost black) eyes will pop with black. But otherwise inlove all of them

Also i cannot watch the brown eyes utube video by clicking on it, says its restricted?

I use about every color out there. But my absolute favorite shade of shadow is dark gray.

What of really dark brown or black eyes?

Browns, golds, and black liner and mascara looks great for brown eyes.

Two-toned eyshadows add dimension, e.g. Silver/grey.

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