Think all blondes should wear brown? Think again. The truth is that seldom do blondes have the same shade of hair or skin tone, and the right shadow color depends on your coloring.
For years, magazines told us that light to medium shades of brown were the best option for blonde hair. But how boring is that? The truth is, whether your locks are a warm honey or a cool wheat tone, blondes can sparkle in shades of peach, pink, rose gold, champagne, and even mauve-- all depending on your shade of blonde.
If you have platinum or cool blonde hair, like J.Law's new icy blonde bob, you'll want to stick with cool brown, taupe, or pearl-like shades. Try Laura Mercier's Matte Shadow in shade Cafe Au Lait.
For warm blonde hair, dark ombrés, or hair on the bronde side a lá Jessie James, try golds, bronzes, and metallics to really bring out those shimmery hues. And if you're aiming for a smoky eye, resist the temptation to dip that shadow brush in black; opt for coppery shades for a natural smoky eye with a little less drama, like Urban Decay's shadow in Smog.
Ash blondes should use golden brown eye shadows to put some glow into their complexions and cancel out any yellows, which often makes ashy blondes appear washed out. Champagne or rose gold gold shadows are perfect for ash blondes. We love Anastasia Beverly Hill's sparkly shadow in Pink Champagne.
Golden blonde hair (think Kate Hudson) also looks good wearing darker mauve or magenta tones. M.A.C Cosmetics' Haux is a soft, muted rosy brown that is perfect for golden locks.
What are your favorite eyeshadows for your blonde? We'd love to hear!
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