Eye shadow colors that complement blue eyes include shades of purple, terracotta, gold, bronze and orange. Nontraditional eyeliner colors include turquoise and bronze, which accentuate rather than overpower blue eyes. Navy blue mascara subtly brings out the different shades of blue within the eye.
Allure Magazine suggests that individuals with blue eyes use a combination of neutral colors such as rich browns and light pinks rather than grays and blacks to create the smoky eye effect. Also, to brighten eyes and make them appear larger, those with blue eyes should use a beige pencil to outline just beneath the inner part of the eye.