Eyeshadow For Blonde Hair And Blue Eyes

LuxeLuminous is reader supported. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission.

When choosing eyeshadow colors that are right for you, there are several things you need to keep in mind.

Your eye color is, of course, going to make a big difference. Some eyeshadow colors will look better on some eye colors than others will. 

So, what is a good eyeshadow for blonde hair and blue eyes?

That depends!

It’s not just the color of your eyes that’s important to take into consideration. You also need to factor in hair color and skin tone into what eyeshadow colors you choose.

For those with naturally blonde hair and blue eyes, it’s likely you are also fair-skinned. However, not everyone with blue eyes and blonde hair has naturally blonde hair!

And while someone with blue eyes and dyed blonde hair may also have fair skin, they may have very different skin tones.

A shadow that works well on someone with naturally blonde hair may not work as well on a natural brunette if their skin tone is different — even if the color of their hair and eyes are the same.

The other thing you need to consider is the time of day. A subtle, more natural look will look great during the daytime. You can save the dramatic, glitter eyeshadow for evenings.

In this article, we are going to show you three different eyeshadow techniques for those of you with blonde hair and blue eyes.


Eyeshadow For Blonde Hair And Blue Eyes

When it comes to eyeshadow for blonde hair and blue eyes, you can wear just about any color.

But if you are really looking to accentuate the blue in your eyes, there are certain colors that will work better to make your blue eyes really stand out.

There is also one color that you should best avoid. Keep reading to find out which one!

We are going to show you three different color palettes of eyeshadow for blonde hair and blue eyes that will have your eyes turning heads.


Complementary  Colors

Using a complementary color is a great way to make your blue eyes pop. If we look at the color wheel, orange is blue’s complementary color.

Bearing in mind that your eyes are unlikely to be bright primary blue, so you also have a choice of eyeshadow colors in variations of orange tones.

Eyeshadows with an orange tone, including browns and colors like copper, rust, peach, coral, salmon, melon, and even orange will all bring out the blue in your eyes.

Eyeshadows with an orange tone, including browns and colors like copper, rust, peach, coral, salmon, melon, and even orange will all bring out the blue in your eyes.

Unlike some darker eyeshadow colors, orange tones won’t overwhelm or mask the shade of blue eyes.

These eyeshadow colors can be used to create a soft, yet subtle smokey eye look that will bring out the blue in your eyes. Wearing these colors with a touch of a light blue shimmer on the inner corner will also call attention to the blue in the iris. 

This is a great look for anyone with blonde hair and blue eyes but goes especially well with those who have a darker skin tone and who may not be a natural blonde.


Blue Tones

As we’d mentioned earlier, blue eyes tend to look bluer when they are close to something blue.

This includes eyeshadow.

Now going full blue eye shadow tends to be a bit much, especially for day wear. But finding the right balance of blue eyeshadow can be a fine line between bringing out the blue in your eyes and looking like you just graduated from clown college.

Mixing browns, beige and blue can create a smokey eye that’s not too over the top and will enhance the natural blue in your eyes.

Applying deep blue eyeshadow along the lower lash line, and a lighter blue along the inner corners is a great way to use blue eyeshadow without it being too much.

Applying deep blue eyeshadow along the lower lash line, and a lighter blue along the inner corners is a great way to use blue eyeshadow without it being too much.


Pastels

For those with blonde hair, fair skin, and light blue eyes, lighter shadow colors tend to be better. Very dark colors can overwhelm and overshadow light eyes.

Your eyes are meant to be the focal point, not your eyeshadow!

For those with blonde hair, fair skin, and light blue eyes: colors like light blue, light teal, silver and lilac can make those baby blues really look baby blue.

Play with different light shades, blending lighter colors near the inner corners of your eyes and darker colors near the outer corners.


What Color Mascara Is Best For Blue Eyes?

Those with blonde hair and blue eyes can really wear any color of mascara, but if you are very fair skinned, sometimes black can look a little harsh. You may want to opt for brown mascara instead.

If you want to add an extra layer of dimension, try a deep purple mascara.

Not only does purple mascara look amazing with blue eyes, but it will also make the whites of your eyes look whiter and your eyes look larger.


Eyeshadow Colors to Avoid for Blue Eyes and Blonde Hair

If you are a natural blonde with fair skin and blue eyes, the one color eyeshadow you need to be wary of is pink. Now while you can totally rock muted shades of plum, mauve, and lilac, pink eyeshadow and your complexion do not go together.

Pink eyeshadow and very fair skin will make you either look like you have pink eye or that someone punched you in the face – twice.

Pink eyeshadow and very fair skin will make you either look like you have pink eye or that someone punched you in the face – twice.

If you are a professional makeup artist, you may be able to incorporate pink into your eyeshadow palette if it’s skillfully blended with other colors so you don’t look like a victim of domestic abuse.

But for the other 99% of us who are not professional makeup artists, best leave the pink out.


Are My Eyes Light Blue Or Grey?

Blue eyes essentially come in different shades of blue from dark to light. Those with grey eyes are often mistaken for having light blue eyes. Before you read through the whole article about eyeshadow for blonde hair and blue eyes, make sure your eyes are actually blue.

If you have really light eyes you’ve always considered blue, it’s possible you are among the only 3% of the population that actually has grey eyes. 

How to tell the difference between grey and light blue eyes

1. When those with blue eyes wear blue near their face, their blue eyes will look even more blue. Grey eyes won’t. This is because grey eyes have more collagen in the stroma than blue eyes, which changes the way light is refracted.

2. Grey eyes tend to have flecks of different colors, like gold, brown, green, and blue, and can appear to change color from gray to blue to green depending on clothing, lighting, and even mood because when the size of the pupil changes, it compresses the colors of the iris.

If you’ve just discovered your eyes are actually grey rather than blue, we’ve written a whole other article about eyeshadow for grey eyes that you really should check out.

There are eyeshadow colors for grey eyes that will work better for you than eyeshadow colors for blue eyes.


Conclusion

We’ve shown you only three great looks for eyeshadow with blonde hair and blue eyes. These are certainly not the only colors you can wear, but they are three of the best that will make your blue eyes the center of attention.

Everyone’s eyes, hair color, and skin tone are a little different. And it never hurts to experiment to find the look that you like best.

We’ve given you a starting point to go from, so have some fun and try some different looks… just maybe steer clear of pink eyeshadow.

Written by Kayla Young

Can You Use Hair Dye on Your Eyebrows?

How Long Does a Pedicure Take?