Go into any beauty supply store and you'll see an overwhelming number of eye shadow colors. If you're considering updating your look, it can seem impossible to choose!

It is easier than you think once you know what to look for. There are many people who just walk into the store and buy any and every color you see.

You might get lucky and pick the right color! Most of the time, you're just going to get stuck with a multitude of eye shadow that just doesn't look quite right on you. The good news is that you can gather some great hints so you can choose the eye shadow that is right for you.


  • Eye color
  • Hair Color
  • Skin Stone
  • Eye Shape

Once you have those figured out you have a better idea of the eye shadow colors you can buy. The undertones to your skin can help you if you're still stuck.

Those with pinkish/red or blue undertone have a cool skin tone. Those with yellow/orange undertones have a warm skin tone. Those with an in-between skin tone are neutral.

There are many companies who include this great information right on the package so you can see which of their colors fit each category.

Some of them list the information on their webpage. It is just a matter of doing a little sleuthing in order to find all of the information you need.

You can also have fun finding different eye shadow colors. If something is very appealing to you, but you're not quite sure it will fit with you it is best to try it out.

There are many department store counters where you can "try on" different colors before you buy them.

The salespeople should be able to help you find the colors that will work well for you. If you want to shop online, there are easy ways to do that as well.

Some websites will ask you questions about your skin tone and coloring. They will then shoot a list back that will tell you which colors you should be shopping for. Choosing eye shadow colors is one of the most fun parts of learning about eye makeup application.

There are so many to choose from so make sure you pick the ones that fit your look and style. If you're not sure, consult a color chart. Most of all have fun and try different colors. You never truly know what will look the best until you try them out.