For fair skin
For those with fair skin, rich platinum is more elegant than pale silver and has the depth needed to create a smoky-eye effect. "Rich metallics that reflect light make green eyes look vibrant," says makeup artist Vanessa Jarman. For a more office-friendly version, try a matte light grey—a stunning tone for blue eyes.
For olive skin
Heather grey can look too cool against medium skin tones, so opt for a warm "greige" that will complement your complexion and make your eyes sparkle. "Keep the rest of your makeup in the same colour palette," says Jarman. Finish the look with a peach or coral blush and nude-pink gloss.
For dark skin
Those with deep skin tones should forgo pale grey eye shadows. "They really wash out the entire eye area and look chalky," says Jarman. Instead, try a rich charcoal shade, or a medium to dark grey, in a satin or metallic finish. Dust cheeks with a deep terra-cotta blush and add a rosy-brown hue to lips. How to find your most flattering berry lipstick.