1Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner to Go in Metallic Bronze, $22
Complementary eye makeup colors—the colors that are opposite your eye color on the color wheel—will make your blue or gray 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 cream formula glides on without tugging, and smokes easily with the double-ended smudger tip.
2Lancôme Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette in Taupe Craze, $48.
Five shades are expertly chosen to seamlessly blend together, and create looks ranging from natural to night-ready.
3L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Ready-To-Wear Shadow in Deep Mocha 830, $4.85.
As a softer alternative to black, try lining top and bottom lash lines with this rich mocha shade.
4M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Sketch, $15.
Blended into the crease or outer corner of eyes, this burgundy-brown shade mirrors the gradation of a sunset.
5Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Black Plum 27, $20.
Mature eyes with fine lines will especially appreciate this shadow’s matte finish and silky, blendable texture.
6Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Ready 4.0 Eyeshadow Palette in The Truth 02, $30.
Caffeine and cucumber reduce puffiness, while cold-pressed borage oil and sea minerals revitalize skin touched by color.
7Becca Lost Weekend Palette, $49.
A wearable collection of earthy nudes, Becca’s universal palette enhances virtually every skin tone.
8NYC New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust in Opal Sparkle 891, $3.99.
A built-in brush makes on-the-go application of this reflective pearl powder a breeze.
9Vincent Longo Wet/Dry Diamond Eyeshadow in Sparkle White, $24.
Sweep on as shadow for sheer highlight, or blend powder with a damp brush onto the back of your hand for intense wet pigment.