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How To Wear Coloured Eyeshadow

how to wear coloured eyeshadow

How to wear coloured eyeshadow.  Last week we talked about how to wear metallic eyeshadow and I was surprised to read how many of you stick to only wearing neutrals. While they certainly are a great choice, I believe that adding a little bit of colour to your complexion is a must. Nobody’s saying that you need to suddenly walk into the office sporting a bright yellow shadow with blue eyeliner, but would a little bit of colour hurt?

how to wear coloured eyeshadow

HOW TO WEAR COLOURED EYESHADOW

Choose a spot. If you are not quite brave enough to apply colour all over your lid, start with applying a little bit along your lash line or just on the outer corner of your eyes. This will provide you with a hint of colour and will be less overwhelming.

Match a colour with a neutral. Another way to tone down a bright shade is to pair it with a neutral. I like to wear green during the day but sometimes it’s too much, so I simply surround it with my favourite brown-beige and voila a more muted effect.

Go light.  Deep colours are dramatic and a sultry eye may not be your best choice for day. While a dark shade might look great against your lash line, opt for a lighter shade during daylight hours.

Go for greens and purples.There is a green and purple for everyone. You can read more about this in the following posts: best eyeshadow for blue eyes, best eyeshadow for green eyes and best eyeshadow for brown eyes.  Not to mention, these two colours will be perfect for most occasions.

Think of your skin tone. This takes us back to basic colour theory.  Consider what colours compliment your skin and which ones are a contrast. I find that for day, a gold-green might be perfect whereas a bright blue will be better for night.

how to wear coloured eyeshadow

So this is for all of you who only wear neutrals during the day, I dare you to get out there and try a little bit of colour tomorrow!

Even if you wear neutrals, what’s your favourite eyeshadow colour?

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6 Comments

  1. I’d say choosing a spot & knowing your skin tone are the most relevant. Some may not want a full one neon green lid, but adding a touch of it to a look may ease them into it. For me, red/pink shadow makes me look sick, so I know to stray away from it. Lovely tips.

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    1. Agreed, thank you so much! I find that a pink just makes my eyes look red, probably I haven’t found the exact perfect shade for me, but I love a green!
      xo

  2. Love this post! I’ve never quite been able to get coloured eyeshadow right on me I always end up look like I am straight out of the 80’s so will have to try some of these tips! xx

    1. Thanks so much! If you apply a single swipe of colour with your finger you’ll see how great it looks.
      xo

  3. In middle school, I wore eye shadow to match my outfit. Years later, I realized how crazy I looked haha… since then I have been afraid of colored eye shadow, but this is great. I want to try it again!

    astorybysydni.blogspot.com

    1. Oh I’m so glad you are willing to try. I definitely understand the sentiment but a bit of colour goes a long way!
      xo

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