We’ve looked at some of the biggies when it comes to eye colour (brown, blue, green and hazel), and the eye makeup shades that complement them best. But what about your options if you’re one of those girls with an extremely rare eye colour – like grey, violet and amber-yellow? Alternatively, maybe you’re mixing things up with exotic, coloured contact lenses and want to know what cosmetic shades will take your look to the next level? After all, you’ve made so much effort already. Well, these are your best makeup options for the most unusual eye colours on the planet.
Much like hazel, grey eyes are a mix of shades with chameleon properties... which you can turn to your beauty advantage. One minute they look bluer; the next they’re leaning to green, largely because of the colours in their vicinity. When choosing your eye makeup then, consider the impression you wish to make. For example, if you want to skew the appearance of your irises green, use a contrasting plum or salmon pink eye shadow. To play up the greyness, meanwhile, grey tones – from black and charcoal to shimmery silver – are a must. You’re spoilt for choice in terms of grey eyeshadow palettes, but if you want to bring the spectrum to your liner, and do something different, get your paws on NYX Professional Makeup Metallic Eyeliner in Silver.
Mysterious, evocative and celebrated for their movie star associations, violet eyes – which tint various shades of purple – are a gift. Despite their rarity, violet eyes are versatile in terms of their colour pairings, with only yellow and turquoise not recommended. This eye colour was born for the denim blue eye makeup trend, which can be achieved using NYX Professional Makeup Prismatic Eyeshadow in Blue Jeans, and will spotlight the blues in your eyes. If you want to emphasise the grey in your irises, surround them with similar hues. Lighter greys are best for daytime, while a charcoal smoky eye is a sophisticated evening option.