7 of the best eyeshadow colour combinations

7 of the best eyeshadow colour combinations

Hands up if you’ve ever bought an extensive eyeshadow palette just because it was irresistibly pretty – but then just kept using the same two shades over and over again?


Well, hopefully this article will help you to branch out and try some new hues (and get your money’s worth), as make-up artists reveal their favourite eyeshadow colour combinations…

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Peach + navy

“I love the combination of mixing warm tones with cool tones,” says Alphie Sadsad, Pro Artist  for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. “Try peach tone shadows with a navy liner.”

Try: Nude by Nature Natural Illusion Pressed Eyeshadow in Dune and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Black Navy.

Bronze + plum

“Or try combining bronze tone shadows with plum and then define with a strong black liner,” he continues.

Try: Models Prefer Ethereal Ballerina Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

Navy + pink

“When I wear my favourite navy eyeshadow I usually set the base with a pinky or oyster shade,” says Sylvie Hutchings, Founder and Creative Director of SCOUT Cosmetics.

Try: Almay Shadow Softies by Intense i-Color in Midnight Sky and SCOUT Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow in Ice Baby, $29.95, www.scoutcosmetics.com

Purple + gold

“Purple, violet and gold are all beautiful on a brown eye,” says M.A.C Senior Artist Carol Mackie.

Try: M.A.C Eye Shadow in Fig. 1 and Rimmel London Glam’Eyes Eye Shadow in Gold.

Chocolate brown + orange

Carol also loves to use rich chocolate browns or muddy shades with a hint of orange or gold to bring out the colour of blue eyes.

Try: Milani Cosmetics Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Espresso and NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow in LOL.

Bronze + gold

“​My top eyeshadow combos are bronze and gold tones together, focusing the gold on the centre of the lid and a touch to the inner eye,” says Tobi Henney, L’Oréal Paris Makeup Director.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Ombres Eyeshadow Quads in Forever Bronze.

Navy + copper

“My other favourite is a navy smoky eye with a warm copper colour popped in the centre of the lid,” she continues.

Try: COLOUR by TBN Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey and INIKA Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadows in Copper Crush.

What’s your favourite eyeshadow colour combo to wear?

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