Okay, so I accept that a lot of brides like to play it safe with neutral shades of beige and brown eyeshadow. But if you really want to draw attention up to eye level, go for a colour. Wondering which ones will suit you best? Look no further….
Your eyes are BLUE
Bring out their colour by going for champagne gold, glittery gunmetal grey or shimmering peach.
Maybelline Eyeshadow Mono in Lustrous Beige, £4.99
Clarins Ombre Iridescente in Silver Green, £19
Your eyes are GREEN
Highlight them with either a rose gold, deep purple or a soft wash of pink.
Clinique Lid Pop in Grape Pop, £15.50
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in New Pink Slip, £17.50
Your eyes are BROWN
Enhance their amber undertones with either a soft mocca, purple or pistachio green hue.
Benefit Longwear Powder Shadow in Kiss Me, I’m Tipsy, £15.50
YSL Couture Mono Eyeshadow in Caftan, £23.50
Your eyes are HAZEL
Intensify their natural gold flecks with a blanket of emerald green, burnt gold or deep sea blue.
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr Cream Gel Shadow in Eternal Gold, £4.79
Essence The Metals Eyeshadow in Dead Sea Shimmer, £2
Test tip: Try colours on your hand before you buy. Some eyeshadows look amazing in the palette but produce such a light wash on the eye that it’ll be hard to build up the intensity.
No pro? No problem. When trialling your eye makeup, it’s best to use no more than two or three shades. A really lovely way to wear colour on your wedding day is to apply a pale shade under the browbone, adding a mid colour on the lid blended to just above the socket then adding a pop of brighter colour along your lashline. If you don’t normally wear mascara, a coating of brown may feel more natural. But in my book, black always looks best. It defines your eyes so that they stand out in your pictures.
So, are you going for colour?