Eyes are the first thing you look at when you look at someone. Your eye makeup can make or break your look, instantly. When there are so many eyeshades to choose from, one can easily be overwhelmed by the choices you have. Do not know How to Choose Eyeshadow Color Combinations for your today’s look? Do not panic! This article is here to guide you through.
The makeup industry sells its products on “Do what makes you happy” policy. But this is not exactly how you should be wearing makeup. There are certain rules and regulations while doing makeup in the right way. It requires an artistic approach to decide which color goes best with which, and what kind of look will you get by the end of applying this color combination. We are here to break this code for you.
There are various parameters to choose the most suitable eyeshadow combination for an instant. Some of them are mentioned below;
- First of all, you need to decide which is the look you want for today! Is it the natural no-makeup look or the bold, funky festive look? Because the color combinations will be made accordingly.
- You can choose the colors according to the color of your eye. The eye color can be made to look more popped out by a specific combination of complementary shades.
- Your skin has a unique tone and undertones. Identify your skin color and then blend colors in your skin tone to highlight your complexion.
- Combination of different tones of eye shadow color to get a beautiful array on your eyelid.
After considering the above-mentioned points, you will be having a vast variety of eyeshadows to wear on your eyes. These points are elaborated further to get you the proper knowledge of how the eye shadows work.
Before we start, get the idea of the tones of colors to understand the philosophy behind color combinations even better. This picture will give you an idea about the categorization.
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Warm color are for warm undertones, cool undertones complement best with the cool colors. The mixed colors are those which are in between the cool and warm and can go both ways. If you choose the lighter shades of mixed tones these will work as cool shades, and its dark shades will work as warm colors.
1.COLOUR COMBINATION ACCORDING TO THE SKIN TONES
One way to make the right decision of an eye shadow combo is to go with your skin tone. Identify your skin tones and undertones first, then choose the eye shadows accordingly. These are some of the best shades for a specific set of skin tones and undertones described below.
Earthy Shades for Light Skin tone with Warm Undertones
With this category of skin, you can find earthy eye shadows your best friend. The shades of browns will complement your eye makeup very well. For example, apply off-white ceramal shade all over your eyelid up till the eyebrows. Use a bronze shade on the cut off crease of your eyelid. The dark brown or chocolate color will go on the top of the eyelid, starting from just above the lashes and a glittery golden shade on the inner corner of the eye, mid of the lid and on the higher point of the eyebrow bone.
Mix all these 4 shades well together. Choose the best-suited shade for your original skin tones by experimenting with different shades of the same color until you find the perfect one.
Bold Greens and Blues for Light Skin Tone with Cool Undertones
Use the tones of the shades that match your undertones. Cool tones are the best way, to pop up your makeup look if you are having light skin tone with cool undertone. For example, you can pair emerald green with the sapphire blue to get a pretty eye makeup. Use the base color all over your eyelid, apply sapphire blue over the lid just above the lashes and then blend it out with the emerald green as you go towards the eyebrows. Use the highlighter with the silver metallic sheen to highlight the prominent points of your eye.
Try to avoid the oranges, red and yellow as these are the warm shades and are contrary to your cool undertone.
Shades of Teal Colour for Dark Skin Tone with Olive Undertones
If you are having olive undertones and dark complexion, balance the tones with the mixed category of eyeshadow shades. For example, the teal color which falls under the category of mixed tones suits the best. Use the dark and light shades of teal to get a perfect blend of colors. This look needs a bit of experience though. You can do a little practice to get your hands on this perfect look.
Dark Pinks for Dark Skin Tones and Warm Undertones
For the dark skin tones pair up dark pinks and red with the lighter shades of pinks to highlight the prominent areas. Use the warm tones with golden shimmer or sheen to get a look ranging from subtle to bold version depending upon the color you choose.
Purple, Dark blues and Teals for Dark Tones with Cool Undertones
Celebrate your complexion with bright eye shadow colors. You can go for the monochromatic eye shadow makeup or blend all these three colours to get a bold single makeup look. Keep experimenting with the bright colors to get the eye makeup of your choice.
2. COLOUR COMBINATION ACCORDING TO THE COLOUR OF YOUR EYE
The other way to choose the eyeshade is to pair it with the color of your lens to make your eye prominent. To get an idea of colors, read the following descriptions.
To make your blue eyes as the focus of your face you should always choose the dull or muted colors, for example, coral pinks. Apply the base of a neutral cream color and on top of that, you can either go for the single shade of coral pink or a blend of dark and light shades of pinks to add complexity in your eye makeup and character to your personality.
Never use blue or other shades of blues and purples, matching to your eye color because that way your eye will look washed out and the eye makeup will become overwhelming.
To pop up your eyes with the green shade you should always go for the smoky eyes by using shades of grey and purple. Blend the purple eyeshade with the dark and then darker shades of greys and eventually black, as you go from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. Blend the shades very well. You can try a number of shades to get the smoky eye look and then finalize the colors which suit the best on your face based on your eye color and complexion.
To get an amazing looking eye makeup look with your grey eyes, natural or with an artificial lens, try the shades of muted grey and faded violet. The muted colors with make a background for the perfect display of your beautiful eyes without interfering with the eyes itself.
The rusty eye shadows complement the best if you are having the brown eyes. For example, the dark brown eye shadow, either in a monochromatic style or in the form of the colour gradient. When it is used on the eyelids, it will highlight your eye color tremendously. Give a finishing touch with the dark brown liquid eyeliner.
Do not get disheartened by having colors in your eyes. You always have a choice. There are many shades to try if you are having hazel eyes. If you need a subtle, casual look; pick the muted golden skin shade with a liquid eyeliner. If you are ready to get a bold look, go for the muted shades of greens and browns, the color palette of the autumn leaves with the golden shimmer as a highlighter.
3. Color CONTRASTS TO GET AN EDGY LOOK
The brilliant idea of getting an edgy look is to artistically blend the cool and warm colors. For example, apply the soft peach color on the eyelid and apply navy blue eyeliner in contrast; or you can try the pair of bronze with plum or shocking pink shade. Define it with eyeliner at the end. You can wear this look on an everyday bases with style. It looks bold and subtle, both at the same time.
4.BOLD AND POWERFUL EYE MAKEUP WITH ALL WARM SHADES
Use the gradient of warm color palette, the yellows, reds, and oranges to get the bold, party look. Apply yellow the orange and brick red color as you go from the inner corner to the outer. Keep your blending game strong.
We hope that you will find this article helpful in choosing the perfect eye shadow combinations that can go well for your perfect attire. Please let us know what you think of it.