The 7 Best Eye Shadows for Blue Eyes

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Picking the right eye shadow to complement your eyes can often be a daunting task, but fret not my blue-eyed friends. We turned to celebrity makeup artist, Dedra Whitt Dakota for her tips on the best shades for your baby blues. The good news, Dakota says “With blue eyes, the sky’s the limit!”

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Your Perfect Complement: Orange

“Think about a color wheel, the color on the opposite side of blue is orange, so that is your complimentary color” says Dakota. Try NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Mediteranee for a buildable rich gold and orange shimmer. $35, narscosmetics.com

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Warm Tones: Brown

If orange is a little to bold for your taste try “Warm tones such as browns, golds, rusts and coppers which will make your eyes pop” says Dakota. Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Prélude allows you to create the right shade of brown just for you. $61, chanel.com


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Warm Tones: Gold

Glitter in gold with Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in 24 Karat. This silky smooth formula glides on easy without creasing or fading. $29, bobbibrowncosmetics.com


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Warm Tones: Copper

The rich copper color of Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Smog is super blendable and thanks to its new formulation it adheres to your lids even better for long-lasting results. $18, urbandecay.com

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Cooler Tones: Blue

Looking to add a little more color to your lids? Dakota suggests, “Cooler shades of blue, lavender or green will also work.” MAC Eye Shadow in Freshwater adds a highly pigmented pop of color to enhance your blue eyes. $16, maccosmetics.com

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Cooler Tones: Purple

Apply a sheer layer of Lancome Color Design Eye Shadow in Lavender Girl or build up for a more dramatic look to compliment your peepers that lasts all day long. $20, lancome-usa.com

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Cooler Tones: Green

Brighten up your eyes with Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in Emerald. This gel-powder formula combines Pigment Atomization and Water-Blend Technology to provide even application and blendability. $21, makeupforever.com

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