What Color of Eyeshadow is Right for Me?

Tip: When shopping for a shade, pay close attention to the products “description” rather than the color displayed on your monitor, as each monitor is different. The general idea is to choose colors that are opposite of your eye color. Skin tone is also a factor when choosing the right eye shadow or liner. For example, if you have very dark skin, try to avoid shades that are too light. Likewise, if you have very light skin, you should avoid shades that are too dark. Below are general color suggestions based on your eye color.

BLUE EYES:

Eye Shadow:
Baked Minerals – Bronze, Olive, Smokey, Mulberry(best for blue eyes, they pop)
Pressed Minerals – Godvia, French Cream, Midnight Plum, Mushroom, Taupe, Cobble Stone

Eyeliner:
Baked Minerals – Any one of the dark colors
Pressed Minerals – Midnight Plum

GREY EYES:

<>Eye Shadow:
Baked Minerals – Smokey Trio, Bronze Trio, Mulberry Trio, Pastel Trio
Pressed Minerals – Midnight Plum, Indigo, French Cream, Redwood, Truffle, Taupe

Eyeliner:
Baked Minerals – Smokey, Olive
Pressed Minerals – Midnight Plum, Redwood

GREEN EYES:

Eye Shadow:
Baked Minerals – Bronze, Olive, Smokey, Sky, Pastel
Pressed Minerals – French Cream, Godvia, Grapeseed, Indigo, Midnight Plum, Meadow Green, Mushroom, Redwood, Taupe, Truffle Panning for Gold, Cobblestone

Eyeliner:
Baked Minerals – Any one of the dark colors
Pressedd Minerals – Redwood, Midnight Plum

BROWN EYES:

Eye Shadow:
Baked Minerals – Bronze, Sky, Pastel, Olive, Mulberry, Smokey
Pressed Minerals – French Cream, Godvia, Indigo, Meadow Green, Mushroom, Redwood, Taupe, Truffle, Cobble Stone, Panning for Gold

Eyeliner:
Baked Minerals – Smokey, Olive,
Pressed Minerals – Redwood, Godvia

EYE SHADOW APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

To prolong the staying power of loose eye shadows, first apply concealer to the lid area, and then apply the eye shadow. It takes three shades to shape the eye. The three shades consist of a highlighter, midtone and contour shade. The highlighter shade will be the lightest shade, and should be applied to your browbone and eyelid. *Tip: For deep set eyes, use a highlighter shade with a bit of shimmer.

Your midtone shade will create the crease of the eye. A matte shade works best for creating the crease, as it is more natural looking. Generally, you will start from the outside corner of your eyelid and gently move your brush across the crease into the inside corner of your lid. You may apply several layers for a more defined crease. Make sure to blend well with the highlight shade.

For contouring the eyes, you will use the darkest of your three shades. Apply your contour shade where the top of your lashes reach, from the outside corner inward. Bring the color up into the outer portion of the crease and blend inward. For a smokey eye effect, you can use your contour color all over the lid, beginning at the lash line and blend as you move upwards. Make sure to blend well for the true “smokey eye” look!

Tip: Dark tones make the area seem more dramatic and receding. Lighter shades will bring attention to the eyes and make them appear larger.

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