7 of the best eyeshadow colour combinations

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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?

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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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