Copper eyeshadow can make a bold statement but only if you know how to best wear it. Without the right application, accent shadow colors and application, copper-colored eyeshadow can stand out in a bad way. Order of application, blending, and the other colors you pair with it will make or break the look.
Shades to Wear With It
Whether your copper is shimmery or matte, it's a deep tone that needs to be blended in with more natural, earth tone colors. Because the copper is so bright, it should be used as your primary color rather than pairing it with another bright color. Use an off-white or bone color for the brow bone as a highlight and a lighter version of the copper or a peachy pink as your secondary color. You may want to go with a deep brown eyeliner instead of black and make your eyes pop with a black mascara instead.
How to Apply
Because the copper is your primary source of color, you want it to go on last. First, apply your highlight color at the brow bone and a little under it. Next, brush on your lighter, secondary color over your eyelid and up to where your highlight color stopped. Blend the area where they meet each other for a smooth transition. Apply the copper just over your eyelids and then blend it upwards into the secondary color for a seamless effect.
Line your eyes with dark brown at the top lashes only and use the copper with a small applicator to line the underside of your eyes. This ensures that your color pops, and using a light color to line your eyes keeps them from looking closed in. Finish off with a black mascara so that your lashes don't get lost in the color and stand out around your eyes.