Sapphires are pretty nifty as they come in a massive range in colors. The “common” color is a rich blue, but within blue, it really can range from pale aqua to nearly blue-black.
I learned about the range of colors when I redesigned my wedding set to be all about sapphires and later a necklace in tribute of Mellan (and reusing my old engagement stone)! You can find sapphires in these hues, too: yellow, orange, lavender, green, peach, pink, purple, and even gray.
That being said, it feels a little less focused and “cheating” with so many options, so I will lean into the lighter blue to deeper blue, sometimes leaning teal, spectrum over the less common shades — but you may find the spectrum of blue complemented by the less common shades.
About This Series
Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. Consider these ideas a jumping off point with four “core” colors that can inspire your next look. For reference, based on how I usually apply makeup, I would consider applying the shades in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease or lid.