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How to Choose the Best Eyeliner for Your Eye Color

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Although many associate colorful eye makeup with the polyester jumpsuits and hairspray of the 1980's, using color on your eyes can help the 'windows to your soul' stand out. However, choosing the right eyeliner color to compliment your eye color can be difficult. We're here to help! We've broken down each eye color with recommendations on the shades that will complement your eyes the most. Scroll down to see 2-product eye makeup looks for your eye color or read this post to learn more about how to choose the right eye makeup for your eye color!

The Best Eyeliner Colors for Brown, Green, Blue, and Gray Eyes

Eyeliner Color for Brown Eyes

Best Eyeliner Color for Brown Eyes

Brown-Eyed Girl...You lucky doe-eyed ladies can wear almost any color eyeliner you like. From purples to bronzes, to greens, to blues - the world is your oyster! Try making your eyes stand out by using blue eyeliner. Use Midnight Blue Eye Pencil and smudge using Blue Hour PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple for an extra shot of blue. If blue is not your color, try using purple. Line your eyes with Amethyst Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner and smudge with the shimmery plum shade in Ravishing PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple. Whichever color you choose, finish your look with a healthy coating of PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner and the jane iredale mascara of your choice.

Blue Eye Pencil - Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue Eye Pencil $20

Blue Eyeshadow Trio - Blue Hour

Blue Hour PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple $32.00

Amethyst Powdered Eyeliner

Amethyst Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner $26.00

Amber Eyeshadow Trio - Ravishing

 Ravishing PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple $32.00

Eyeliner Color for Green/Hazel Eyes

Best Eyeliner Color for Hazel Eyes

Behind These Hazel Eyes... The best eyeliner for hazel eyes are colors from the pink and purple families. Try reddish, bronze, rust and mahogany eye shadows.The best eyeliner colors for green eyes are similar to the colors for hazel eyes – purple and pink eyeliners.To bring out the green hues in your eyes try applying an eggplant eyeliner, like ourAmethyst Mystikol. Don't forget to finish off your look with a healthy coating of black mascara!Check out our makeup tutorial for green eyes for more color inspiration.

Amethyst Powdered Eyeliner

Amethyst Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner $26.00

Eyeliner Color for Blue Eyes

Best Eyeliner Color for Blue Eyes

Baby Blues...Our eyeliner tips for blue eyes…opt for golds, bronzes, and warm browns. These shades will make your eyes sparkle. Try layeringDark Topaz Mystikol with ourBrown Sugar PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple. Mix and smudge the powdered eye shadows on top ofDark Topazfor added drama. Bring a thin line of eyeliner onto your lower lash line for a completed look. For more makeup tips for blue eyes, read our blue eye makeup tutorial.

Dark Topaz - Powdered Eyeliner


Dark Topaz Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner $26.00

Brown Sugar - Topaz Eyeshadow Trio

Brown Sugar PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple $32.00

Eyeliner Color for Gray Eyes

Best Eyeliner Color for Gray Eyes
Steel Gray Eyes...If your eyes have some gray in them, you can enhance the color by matching them with an equally smokey and cool-toned eyeliner: Smokey Quartz Mystikol. Layer a thick line of Smokey Quartz on your upper lash line and smudge with Silver Lining PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple. Complete the look by bringing the eyeliner onto your lower lash line in a thin line. Finish with mascara.

smoky quartz mystikol powdered eyeliner
Smoky Quartz Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner

Sundown - Grey Eyeshadow Trio
 PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple

Share your #GoodBeautyStories!

If you try out any of these eyeliner tips on your eyes, whatever color they may be, don't forget to share your look with us using the hashtag #TheSkincareMakeup.For even more information on the best makeup for your eye color, check out our blog post about the best eyeshadow for your eye color. Now that you know how to find the perfect eye color for you, check out our post on finding the perfect concealer.

Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea began her beauty journey in 2010 as a fashion and beauty freelancer at Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. There she had the chance to test and review hundreds of products while quickly falling for the benefits the clean makeup she tried. After leaving the magazine industry, she worked as a publicist for international fragrance and beauty brands until 2016 when she landed at jane iredale. Here, she has discovered liquid eyeliner doesn’t have to burn her eyes, foundation doesn’t have to feel heavy, and that the jane iredale Global Educators truly have the best beauty hacks. Since then, she’s shared her 10+ years of experience with you on The Good Glow Blog.