November 2, 2022News
Just like finding the perfect foundation, you want to take your complexion into account when choosing the right eyeshadow for you. It all starts by finding the shade that perfectly complements your eye colour. Your eyes are the window to your soul, and you want to do accentuate them in every makeup look.
Everything from your choice of mascara to eyeshadow and liner can transform your makeup look. We’re deep diving into the world of eyeshadows to help you find the perfect shade for your eye colour.
It all starts by choosing the colour that sits directly across from that of your eyes on the colour wheel. You want the colour to pop while still letting your eyes take centre stage. When a shade enhances your natural eye colour, it gives you a more natural and radiant look.
We’re breaking down the best eyeshadow shades for each eye colour to help you curate the perfect makeup look for you.
If you have brown eyes, then count your lucky stars. You’ve got the most versatile shade of them all – meaning you can wear almost any shade of eyeshadow. It’s always best to start with warm undertones, such as golden shimmers and reddish browns to add extra depth to your look. If you want to create a more seductive makeup look, focus on darker shades.
Darker brown eyes can benefit from a vibrant shade to balance out the darkness of the iris. Don’t be afraid to experiment with a pop of blue or a green metallic.
When you want to bring out the brown hue of your eyes, choose pastel shades like pink. If your eyes have a fleck of gold in them, metallic hues will help to bring them out.
One thing you want to be careful with its when using other brown shades as it can make your eyes appear less gleaming. Invest in an eyeshadow palette built around golden hues and caramel shades with honey undertones. A purple or burgundy mascara will be your best friend.
Hazel eyes fall into a category of their own. You want to be a little more specific with your eyeshadow shades than someone with brown eyes. Jewel tones will always be your best choice – whether it’s a vibrant purple or an emerald. Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘The Vintage Vamp’ is designed with hazel eyes in mind.
If you have blue eyes, you want to shop around for eyeshadows with a warmer undertone to contrast the coolness of your blue iris. For a brighter look, choose soft shades of pink but stay away from blue hues as they can make your eyes appear dull.
Build your makeup look around soft eyeshadow shades, such as champagne that will shimmer in the light without distracting from the depths of your eyes. Another shade you want to consider is orange, along with amber tones and copper red.
Those with green eyes want to take inspiration from a garden in bloom. Shades like violet, purple, and mauve will enhance your green eyes. As green is one of the brightest eye colours, you don’t need to choose a vivid eyeshadow shade.
For this reason, you want to stay away from cool shades that could make you appear washed out. Plum is one eyeshadow shade that every makeup artist will use for clients with green eyes.
Other shades that you want to consider are reds, golds, and warm oranges as they’ll enhance your complexion without distracting from your eyes. Invest in a burgundy liner or mascara to tie your eyeshadow look together.
When you have gray eyes, you want to use eyeshadow shades to help make your eyes look vibrant and stand out. A dark smokey eye is one of the best for those with gray eyeshadows. Shop around for a shade that accentuates and matches the steel of your eyes.
Warmer hues to look out for include golds and warm browns. Jewel tones are another favourite for those with gray eyes.
Whatever eyeshadow you choose, tie it all together with a brown eyeliner or coat of mascara.
What is your go-to eyeshadow shade for your eye colour? Let us know in the comments below!
Gone are the days when we go to YouTube for makeup hacks. TikTok is our go-to source for all things beauty – including makeup hacks. The viral video sharing platform has taught us everything we wish we had of known in our younger years. Trust us. It would have saved us from a lot of embarrassing makeup mistakes. One of our favourite TikTok beauty hacks offers a solution for one of the most common beauty problems – under-eye bags. We’re sharing this beauty hack from the @makeup account on TikTok to show you how to brighten your complexion and finally wave goodbye to your under-eye circles.
One of the biggest trends in beauty right now is neon. It’s neon lights everywhere you look. The resurgence of the beauty trends is in no small part due to the Y2K aesthetic, which is making everyone experiment with colour. It’s no surprise that after almost 18 months of living through a pandemic, that people want to see colour back in their lives. Neon eyeshadow is an easy way to experiment with colour without having to buy a whole new makeup bag.
Grab your makeup bag – there’s a new TikTok trend and we’re already all over it. The resurgence of the 60s mod eye makeup look is proof that makeup trends always come back in vogue – even if it takes a few decades. When the trend comes back around again, we’re all wondering “why did we ever let this trend die?”. The mod eye makeup is the latest trend to come back with the bag. Like most of today’s trends, you can thank TikTok for fuelling its comeback moment. The ‘60s mod makeup is all about using pastel shades, dark creases, and over-the-top lash lines that were beloved by stars of the era, like Cher and Twiggy. If you take a scroll through TikTok, you’ll see almost every twenty-something girl rocking this eye makeup look.
Do you ever wish that you could charge your eyes? Maybe you think they’re too big. Perhaps you wish you could have larger eyes that stood out against the rest of your features. We all know the power of eyeliner to transform your makeup, but did you know it can do more than that? With the right products and placement, you can drastically change the shape of your eyes within just a few strokes. This makeup hack is one that we found courtesy of TikTok and that we’ve been experimenting with over the last few weeks. We can confirm it really does work – and it’s a gamechanger for your everyday makeup routine. Whether you’re a makeup beginner or a seasoned professional, anyone can recreate this makeup hack at home with products you’ll already have in your makeup bag. Are you ready to transform your makeup look? Grab an eyeliner and follow along below!