1Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Purple Dawn, $25.
Complementary eye makeup colors—the colors that are opposite your eye color on the color wheel—will make your amber eye color look most vivid. When considering your best colors related to your skintone, stick with shadows and liners that also have cool undertones (like your skin). These colors won’t have any yellow-ish or orange-y tones, or “warmth” in them, but will lean more towards an “icy” look or have hints of gray in them.
A lightweight cream formula is the secret to this shadow’s claim of 16 hour longevity. Apply with your fingertips for the most radiant finish.
2Yves Saint Laurent Ombres 5 Lumières 5 Colour Harmony for Eyes in 11 Midnight Garden, $56.
This palette of monochromatic shadows features every finish, ranging from shimmer and sheen to metallic and matte, with a highlighter that complements all.
3Sephora Long Lasting Eye Liner in 15 Glitter Violet, $10.
A stunning royal purple with infused shimmer, the flocked tip of this liquid liner makes for a consistent and precise line.
4JK Jemma Kidd for Target Hi-Design Eye Colour in Sashay, $16.
This pop of purple has an undertone of blue-based lavender, which brightens the lid and makes eyes look whiter and rested.
5Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals High Shine Eye Color in Flash, $16.
If you’re looking for metallic, you’ve found it. An attached sponge tip applies the preservative-free formula effortlessly.
6Pixi Fairy Light Solos Eye Shadow in No. 2 Champagne Glow, $14.
A mineral powder formula lifts and enlivens eyes, while keeping skin crease-free and glowing.