Best eye shadow colors for black hair

Aug 1, 2011 at 6:07 p.m. ET

Go from the office to a night on the town with these shadows that are perfect for your dark tresses.

Makeup for black hair

Brighten your eyes

If you have jet black locks, you need shadow colors that brighten your eyes. Bronze, earth tones, deep browns and metallics work well with black hair and most eye colors; try L'Oreal Gilded Bronze ($5) and L'Oreal HIP Metallic Shadow Duo ($7) in Charged. Apply the gilded bronze during the day and top off with the metallic duo in the evening for a smooth transition. Remember to blend well so there is a smooth transition between the shades.

Create a smoky eye

Pair Sephora Collection Catherine ($12), a silvery dark gray shimmer, with a silver to highlight and a metallic silver with glitter on the eyelid. If you have black hair and brown or green eyes, try a purple such as Cover Girl's Forever Fig ($3) in the crease, a light bronze under the brow bone and a metallic copper on the lid to make an evening statement with your eyes.

Find out: How to create a smoky eye>>

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