Colors to Wear With Blue Eyes

Blue eyes pop when you wear a blue top and taupe eye shadow.
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Blue-eyed girls are free to wear any color they choose, however there are a handful of hues that help blue eyes pop. Whether your eyes are pale blue-gray or a vibrant blue-green, the right color combinations can make your eyes appear even brighter. Highlight your baby blues by selecting clothing and eye makeup in these two color families.

1 Feeling Blue

Blue eyes intensify when you put on a blue top, so choose a hue designed to accentuate your particular eye shade, such as midnight or royal blue. Some colors serve to shift the appearance of blue eyes. For example, wearing a blue-violet top makes blue eyes take on a purple hue, whereas a teal shirt brings out the green undertones in blue eyes. Steer clear of blue eye makeup, though, as this distracts rather than highlights the blue of your eyes.

2 Perfectly Complementary

Taupe, bronze and copper eye shadows, especially those with a shimmer effect, have a light-reflecting quality that emphasizes your natural blue eye color. Eye makeup and clothing with orange undertones are especially flattering, as orange is a complementary color to blue. Taupe that leans toward the blue-gray color family also works well to intensify blue eyes. Just beware of going too dark and heavy with any eye makeup, as this can make blue eyes seem smaller.

A former art instructor, high school counselor and party planner, Christine Bartsch writes fashion, travel, interior design, education and entertainment content. Bartsch earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in communications/psychology/fine arts from Wisconsin Lutheran College and a creative writing Master of Fine Arts from Spalding University. She's written scripts for film/television productions and worked as the senior writer at a video game company.