The Right Eye Shadow for Your Skin Tone and Eye Color

eye shadow makeupEye shadow can be bold or subtle and can enhance your face and your wardrobe. With so many shades of eye shadow to choose from, it can be difficult to know which is best for you. There are many things to consider, including your skin tone and eye color. Here are some tips to help you choose the best eye shadow color.

Choosing the Right Eye Shadow for Your Complexion

If you have fair skin, you should avoid wearing gray eye shadow. A smoky eye might not look good on someone with fair skin. Use sheer colors of pigment on fair skin. Soft colors, such as taupe, cool pink, or soft green can be flattering. Avoid highly pigmented colors because they can be overwhelming. When you contour your eyes, choose eye shadow that is only a few shades darker than your skin color. You don’t want the color of your eye shadow to overwhelm the rest of your face.

If you have a dark complexion, you should avoid eye shadow with an ashy or white color. These shades can look dull on dark skin, or they can even be invisible. It is better to choose brighter colors for your eye shadow if you have dark skin. Don’t use soft shades on dark skin because they will look faded. If you want to make a statement, choose a warm pigmented shade, such as metallic gold or purple, that will stand out. Pair your eye shadow with a bold, dark eye liner.

How to Choose the Right Eye Shadow for Your Eye Color

If you have blue eyes, the color you choose for your eye shadow can change the color your eyes appear. Purple or lavender can make your eyes look gray-blue. A rust-colored eye shadow can make your eyes sparkle. You can pair a rust color with teal or brown. A smoky eye looks good with blue eyes.

If you have green eyes, you can wear a mustard or peach-colored eye shadow to make your eyes look brighter. You can pair them with a chocolate colored eye shadow to add intensity or taupe for a contemporary look. Gold can highlight your eyes.

If you have brown eyes, wear a rich jewel tone, such as burgundy or brown. You can also choose navy or midnight blue eye shadow.

Always layer more dramatic colors on top of neutral shades. Don’t try to choose an eye shadow that is an exact match for your eye color. Do not use so much eye shadow that it overpowers your face.

Make an Appointment at The Beauty Bar to Have Your Makeup Done for a Special Occasion

If you need to have your makeup done for a special occasion, make an appointment at The Beauty Bar. We can help you choose the right colors for your skin tone and eye color so you will look beautiful on your special day. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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