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The Ultimate Guide to Makeup Color-Matching for Your Eye and Hair Color

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Makeup Color-Matching for Your Eye Color

Makeup Color-Matching and Your Eye Color

From Subtl Shades that bring out the minimalist in you to smokey hues that’ll never go out of style – eyeshadow can enhance your look and reflect your personality. But have you ever heard of makeup color-matching? Basically, it tells you which eyeshadow hues would flatter your eye and hair color for cohesive makeup. To keep your look complementary, try out our guide to makeup color-matching based on your eye and hair color:

Did you know that more than 50% of the world has brown eyes, making it the most common eye color? Other eye colors and their percentages are blue (27%), hazel (18%), green (9%), and other (1%). While that’s pretty cool info, it doesn’t help you in the makeup department. But with some makeup color-matching tips and tricks, you’ll be keeping it complimentary in no time. What’s your eye color? .

Makeup Shades for Brown Eyes

 Makeup Color-Matching for Brown Eyes

If you have brown eyes then count yourself lucky: You can wear any eyeshadow under the sun and it’ll look phenomenal on you. If your favorite color is pink then try some bubblegum shadows. Purple? Create a look fit for a royal. Do you gravitate towards natural looks? You’ll look great in any subtle tone. Try experimenting with different eyeshadow hues to see which colors you prefer!

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Makeup Shades for Blue Eyes

Makeup Color-Matching for Blue Eyes

For the blue-eyed beauties out there, rich, earthy tones (deep oranges and browns) are going to complement you perfectly. You can also bet on gold and bronze shimmer shades. If you have blue eyes and are wanting to try makeup color-matching for added drama, give a dark, smokey eye a go; it’ll add flair while complimenting your blue eyes. 

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Makeup Shades for Green and Hazel Eyes

Makeup Color-Matching for Green and Hazel Eyes

When it comes to makeup color-matching, your green and/or hazel eyes are not only stunning but also go with a ton of eyeshadow shades. Pinks, earthy hues, reddish tones, and taupes all complement green and hazel eyes beautifully. If you want to show some love to other colors, eggplant and lavender hues can create a jaw-dropping contrast with your eyes. 

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Makeup Shades for Red, Violet, and Gray Eyes

Makeup Color-Matching for Red, Violet, and Gray Eyes

Green eyes used to be the rarest eye color in the world, but they’ve now been dethroned by red, violet, and gray eyes. Red eyes look gorgeous in neutral colors as well as green and gold. For those with violet eyes, eyeshadow hues in bronze, terracotta, light pink, black, and vibrant green are perfection. Grey eyes look striking against silver, gunmetal tones, and icy blue shades. 

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Makeup Color-Matching for Your Hair Color

Makeup Color-Matching and Your Hair Color

Hair color, much like makeup, is a mode of self-expression; it allows you to project your mood and personality out into the world. But did you know that you can use your hair color for makeup color-matching? When you use eyeshadow tones that compliment your hair color, you’ll notice that your facial features will pop, leading to a seamless, vibrant makeup look.

What’s your hair color?

Makeup Shades for Blonde Hair

Makeup Color-Matching for Blonde Hair

No matter the shade of blonde you’re rocking, you’re sure to look gorgeous with neutral and bronze eyeshadows. Plus, using sunkissed shades can compliment your light hair while making you look like you just got back from a sunny vacation

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Makeup Shades for Brown Hair

Makeup Color-Matching for Brown Hair

No matter the shade of your brown strands, you’re sure to stand out with champagne, taupe, burgundy, and purple eyeshadow hues. Adding a touch of violet to your look will give your eyes the perfect contrast with your gorgeous brunette hair. 

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Makeup Shades for Red Hair

Makeup Color-Matching for Red Hair

When it comes to makeup color-matching, redheads have all the fun because they can rock anything. “Greens and blues really make red hair pop since they fall opposite red on the color wheel,” explains celebrity makeup artist Bryan Cantor. “At the same time, warmer tones — think peachy pink and coral — are also extremely flattering and complementary to the warm undertones found in all shades of red hair.”

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Makeup Shades for Black Hair

Makeup Color-Matching for Black Hair

Black hair is memorizing and mysterious, which is why balancing it with your makeup can be a little tricky. Many opt for makeup looks with graphic eyeliner or bold wings. However, if you want to give eyeshadow a try, go for neutral tones, berry colors, soft plums, and warm reds. 

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Makeup Shades for Colorful Hair

Makeup Color-Matching for Colorful Hair

Are you sporting an ultra-trendy rainbow hair color? If so, you can try letting your rainbow tresses shine by opting for more neutral eyeshadow hues. But, if you’re feeling dramatic, you can add more color to your life by utilizing whatever shades float your boat!

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Try Makeup Color-Matching With the Subtl Beauty Eyeshadow Duo

Subtl Beauty’s 2-In-2 Eyeshadow Duos are perfect for makeup color-matching with your eye and hair color. They’re formulated with love to last all day, even if you’re hopping on a long flight or packing for a weekend hiking trip. Plus, they’re velvety smooth and are flexible to use subtly or as a bold statement. 

To use the Subtl Beauty Eyeshadow Duos:

  • Use the small, dense side of your angled brush to apply the pigment to your lid and along your upper and lower lash lines.
  • Use the angled end of your brush to blend and diffuse any harsh lines you notice. 

SUBTL PROTIP: Use your fingers to apply the shimmery hues. It’ll add a vibrant, glowy effect to your look for some summer sparkle

Which Subtl Beauty shades will you be using for makeup color-matching? Let us know in the comments!

References: 

  • Makeup Color-Matching for Brown Eyes | Source: The List
  • Makeup Color-Matching for Blue Eyes   | Source: Youtube
  • Makeup Color-Matching for Green and Hazel Eyes | Source: Hops and Spice
  • Makeup Color-Matching for Red, Violet, and Gray Eyes  | Source: Love To Know
  • Makeup Color-Matching and Your Hair Color   |   Source: Allure
  • Makeup Color-Matching for Blonde Hair   |   Source: Noun Project

  • Makeup Color-Matching for Brown Hair   |   Source: Meraki Lane
  • Makeup Color-Matching for Red Hair   |   Source: Loreal
  • Makeup Color-Matching for Black Hair   |   Source: Vogue
  • Makeup Color-Matching for Colorful Hair   |   Source: Radio Now

 

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