Blue eyes are naturally cool, so Elle suggests using warm eyeshadow colors, such as bronze, gold and slate, to make them stand out. Brighter colors help offset the neutral tone in brown, eyes but warmer colors can be used for an everyday look. Green eyes look best with hints of purple. Wine or mauve colors can be used by those with green eyes to achieve an everyday look.
Before applying eyeshadow, Marie Claire suggests using an eyeshadow base to prevent creasing. Three shades in the same color family should then be chosen. A flat-tipped shadow brush can be used to apply the lightest shade under the eyebrow and down to the crease. Use a fluffy shadow brush to sweep the medium shade from the lashline to the crease, then blend with the first color. A thin liner brush can then be used to add the darkest shade to the top lashline. Finishing with a larger brush helps gently blend all the colors together. For the best look using eyeliner, rounder eye shapes should choose a powder or gel liner that smudges enough to create an almond-shaped contour. Fine pencils and pens are ideal for those with elongated or oval-shaped eyes.