Eye shadow picking can be a little overwhelming if you’re just getting into it. I mean there’s like a trillion and a half colors.
Most women I know focus mainly on browns. Which is pretty much my jam too, because they tend to look very natural and contour the eye really well, but what about when you want to use a little more color?
There is one REALLY important rule that NO ONE should ever break when they pick eye shadow colors.
and it is….
There are no rules.
I know. Not very helpful.
But true nonetheless.
(I only know this because I’ve read the “Official Makeup Book of Rules” in the Handbook of Life I got when I was born. You got one too, right?:)
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t tools you can use to point you in the right direction for finding your new favorite color!
So, That’s what I’m here to show you today.
When I was prepping for college I knew what I wanted to do for my career was makeup art/creation so I decided to take all the classes that I thought would be helpful for that end like: chemistry, business classes and all kinds of art classes (portrait painting,photography, art history etc.)
One thing we talked about in the art classes A LOT was color and how to make colors harmonize and look beautiful.
Two ways to use that info to make your eyes really pop would be to find colors that are similar to your eye color or find the opposite of your eye color!
Just find your eye color on the color wheel (brown eyes would be in the red yellow ranges:) to get some inspiration!
I have greenish blue eyes so I went for a bright rust color (Garnet from Lorac Pro) for the complimentary tone. The opposite color really makes the eyeballs stand out!
For the analogous tones I mixed Twig (a grey blue) with Withered Leaves (a muted sage) from the Cargo Vintage Escape Palette. This makes the eyes look bigger because the same colors are all around, which kind of creates an optical illusion and makes the eye color pop in a completely different way!
I thought it might be fun if you guys shared your eye color and then your favorite eye popping shadows too?! (or post a photo showing it off with the hashtag #colorschool !)
Hope you’re having a good week! (I couldn’t even sleep last night out of excitement/anxiousness for Monday!)