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Reds and brighter pinks. My eyes are usually red, so the last thing i want to do is draw attention to that!

Black, blue, and really dark colors in general. My eye color is really dark brown (you can’t see my pupils), and my undereye circles are pretty bad, this means dark eyeshadows make me look exhausted more than anything. Pity, because I love smokey eyes, but I’m not always willing to wear colored contacts for it. >:

Every eyeshadow color I truly love is actually extremely flattering on me. I have very neutral coloring (hair, skin, and eyes), so with the exception of pastels, which I don’t care for, I can pull anything off. I tend to forgo warmer shades, not because they don’t work for me, but because I just don’t really like them, as colors, and they don’t mesh with my overall aesthetic.

Bright blues! I usually wear a red lip, and I have found that bright blue eyeshadow with red lipstick looks clowny on me almost always (bright blue eyeshadow seems to only really be suited for nude, purple, or pink lipsticks?). I can usually comfortably pull off a teal/aqua blue, bright or dark, but because I’m almost always in a red lip.. bright blue never really looks good.

One time I wore MAC Humid all over my eyes. My bf at the time said I looked like someone had punched me in the face. I’ve avoided dark greens ever since 😛

Completely cool silver + black + icy pink combinations, completely cool midnight blue, greigey-taupey colours (always chalky on me), completely cool pine green, soft (greyed) lilac and mauve, warm, reddish browns (muddy on me), warm light gold and peach, camel and orange!

I think bright silvers can look good on, but on me it looks trashy. Actually the majority of shades on the cooler end of the spectrum (purple, blue, silver) are things that I like in the pan but can’t really figure out how to use.

Acid green. I usually like the combination with purple but on me it doesn’t look good.
I also like coppers but not on me…


I love green, but have to be very careful on shade selection. They can really make my skin look sallow. I love love grassy green..but yikes! 🙁

There are 3 eyeshadows from mac to the beach collection that I love, but don’t look good on me, shimmermoss, sweet and punchy and humid. I try so hard to make them work, but nothing. At the begining thay look fine, but later on the day, the white part of my eyes gets like pink/red color. I never can’t use green colors, I love them but they don’t agree with me.

Gunmetal grey silver like UD S&M eyeshadow or MAC Knight Divine.

Looks badass in the pot (and it seems like it should be a neutral, and therefore easy to wear). But it looks like I’m becoming a grey skinned zombie when I wear it, even if it’s just in the outer corner.

Interesting! Knight Divine on its own doesn’t do much for me either. Layered over black, I find a little more magic in it, but it’s far more gorgeous on a friend of mine who has warmer/darker skin *sigh* 😀

I really like the bright pinks, like UD Woodstock. I bought the Woodstock liquid liner and went running to return it-it just did NOT work for me.

I’m always drawn to purples & plums, but I’m not a huge fan of them on myself. And I also find that those goldenrod type colors don’t look the best on me, either. But I still love to look at them!

Pretty much anything colorful. I like to wear colorful blushes and/or bright lips, so I mostly wear browns, golds, and neutral colors on my eyes regularly.

I have some pretty dark cranberries and yellows but they look a little crazy on me. I’ve tried matching them up with my grad school colors on t-shirts and its a cute match but so bright! Make up artists always tell me that super pale skin is great for almost any colors but it’s not. Really dark shades of shadow or most bronzers don’t look right either.

Silver, grey, light blue, and any combination of these (silvery blue for instance). They don’t look right with my complexion and red hair.

Black. It’s something about the shape of my eyes (they’re very round) that when black is worn it always looks like I’ve been slugged.

Teal! I love it and any palette that has teal in it immediately draws my eye, but it’s rare that I can get it to work with my hair and eye colour.

Green, I love green but my eyes are green and my skin peach and it always looks weird on my eyes, no matter what else I do with it. Any advice anyone? Rememeber I have light peach skin. Help! No forest greens though.

The only one I can think of is MAC cranberry. It makes me look like I have pink eye. It’s really unfortunate because I love the color.

Olive greens. I love them in the pan and on other people but they just look muddy and unattractive on me.

Smokey purples. Being so fair and auburn haired they translate to “punched in the eye” on me. I can wear light and bright purples though.

Greens! I can wear very few greens, since it seems that most green eyeshadows have yellow undertones to them. If I wear any color that has a yellow undertone, I look sickly.

Any kind of grey or grey-ish color. They are just so cold and dull on me. I have Tough As Taupe Color Tattoo and its the one shade I can’t wear on its own…it’s used only as a base color under shadows or pigments.

I can’t think of any, to be honest. All the colours I wear are the colours I love and the colours I love are the colours I wear. The colours I don’t like (orange, red, pink) are the ones I don’t wear.

Love plummy shades and cranberries, but I have rather fair skin and find they tend to make me look bruised if I wear too much. In general, while I can sometimes get away with warmer lip shades, the same doesn’t generally go for my eyes. Coppers, yellowy golds, oranges, etc. usually wash me out, or at the least, I have to offset them with cooler toned shades. Additionally, I have dark circles and hooded lids, so I have to be very careful with how I wear very bold blacks or smokey eyes.

Blues and pastel greens don’t match my coloring, and browns, because I’m so super pale that everything looks extra dark on me, which sucks for buying neutral palettes!

Gray and some blues. Just makes me look even paler than I already am. I have a blue-green eyes and you would think those colors would work. NO

Metallic silver/ gray, anything with gray in it. I am a nutmeg color and real cool undertones (NC55). I also have the nerve to be going gray in my big curly ‘fro (not dyeing it either – critics be damned!). Coupled with oily pigmented lids, it’s really difficult to work that silver/ gray eyeshadow to my comfort level. If I wear grays it is to highlight a black smoky e/s. My coloring usually permits me to rock most colors (within reason) so I will continue experimenting with the right primers, paint pots and e/s until I get the right silver/gray combo – I refuse to give up!

I love all eye shadows when I wear them in a combination with other contrasting or complimentary colors, I would never turn any color away :). But if I were to wear just one color alone on my lid up to the crease then I’d say bright pinks, neon yellow and black.

Golden browns are so beautiful, but warm browns generally look bad on me…don’t even know why, since I’m warm-toned!

I’m drawn to super warm golds, peaches, and oranges, but on me they don’t look right! I am warm toned, but I lean a bit neutral, and combined with my fair skin, it just doesn’t work.

It is very rare for me to wear eyeshadow, but if I do I prefer neutral colors, since I like all the focus on my lipcolor. So it would be hard to wear bright red, blue, purple, orange…

1. MAC Woodwinked (too red)
2. MAC Electric Eel and Freshwater (too wild for daily life)
3. MAC Cranberry (too plummy)
4. Pastel purples
5. Shimmery mermaid blue-green/teal
6. Cool toned (dark) grays

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