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The Beauty Memo

How to enhance your eye color

Matching blue eyeliner to blue eyes is considered so outdated that no modern makeup lover would contemplate it, but contrasting certain tonal shades of makeup to your eye color can be transformational. Makeup guru CHARLOTTE TILBURY shares the eyeshadow secrets she applies to her A-list clients

Elie Saab SS18

Hazel eyes

Stay away from blue tones and use emerald and soft gold to bring out the facets of hazel eyes. Anything metallic will intensify flecks and make eyes sparkle.
  • Charlotte Tilbury
    Colour Chameleon - Smoky Emerald For Hazel Eyes
  • Sisley - Paris
    Phyto-Ombre Glow Luminous Eyeshadow - Golden

Brown eyes

Most eyeshadow colors suit brown eyes, but anything with a vivid amber undertone, such as a warm bronze, works particularly well, while purple will exaggerate any green flecks.
    Private Shadow - Iris Bronze 04
  • Charlotte Tilbury
    Eyes To Mesmerise - Marie Antoinette
Les Copains SS18
Temperley SS18

Green eyes

Rose gold and deep purple make green eyes pop. A cream mink or taupe in the inner corners will make them look bigger, but never use a harsh white – it’s too obvious.
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty
    Highliner Gel Eye Crayon - Ro(Cocoa) 48
  • Charlotte Tilbury
    Luxury Palette Colour Coded Eye Shadow - The Vintage Vamp
Daks SS18

Blue eyes

Neutral tones like gray and navy complement cool-blue eyes. A very light champagne or a glittery gunmetal gray-black will catch the glint of the iris without making too much of a statement.
  • Surratt Beauty
    Smoky Eye Baton - Partir en Fumee

Gray eyes

Sooty, smoky shades of blue-black play up a steely gray eye color and will make it look incredibly blue. Also try experimenting with burgundy – it creates a truly beautiful contrast.
  • Christian Louboutin Beauty
    Les Yeux Noirs Lash Amplifying Lacquer - Sevillana
  • Burberry Beauty
    Complete Eye Palette - Slate Blue No.20
Emporio Armani SS18

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