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Eye Shadow 101: How to Make Blue Eyes Pop

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Blue-eyed babes, you have it lucky. You've probably noticed that it's near impossible to make your pretty peepers look dull — after all, your icy irises naturally stand out! But if you really want your makeup to make your eyes pop, remember what you learned about colour theory in elementary school.

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Shades across from one another on the colour wheel are complementary. For blue, that coordinating colour is yellow. We're not about to advise you to sport bright, canary eye shadow, but rather gorgeous gold-flecked shades. To discover more colour options, find out your skin's undertone. (Remember: warm skin tones will lean golden or olive, while cooler ones will have a blue or pink cast.) If you have a warmer complexion, opt for similarly warm colours, like peach, copper, or raisin. If you have a cool complexion, try jewel tones like eggplant or cool bronze. Read on for celebrity inspiration.

Bronzed Plum Shadow

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Reese Witherspoon's gorgeous blue eyes looked bolder and brighter with a brownish-purple smoky eye. Get the look at home with our plum smoky eye tutorial, or smudge Urban Decay's Eye Shadow in Ether (£13) around your eyes.

Molten Copper Shadow

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Taylor Swift's blue eyes were stunning thanks to a dusting of copper shadow. Try this yourself with MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Honey Lust (£13).

Gilded Chocolate Shadow

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Leona Lewis accented her striking eyes with what appeared to be a standard brown shadow at first glance — but a closer look revealed subtle shimmer. Replicate this look with Chanel's Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Safari (£23).

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