Wearing makeup is an art and one that many of us can’t seem to get right especially when it comes to wearing eye shadows. Fortunately, there are several tips and tricks that you can use to get the most out of your eye shadow so that your makeup will look like as if it was done by a pro.

Here are a few pro tips to consider before you combine your eye shadows:

Neutral is important. One of the most important tips to keep in mind when it comes to eye shadow is to include a neutral shade to your palette especially when you are opting for brighter shades. This will help make the brighter eye shadows more wearable since the neutral can tone it down properly.

Use light, medium, to dark color. Another tip to consider with regards to your eye shadow is to create a palette that has light, medium, and dark colors to create more depth to your eyes.

Don’t forget to mix your finishes. Don’t forget that eyeshadows come in two finishes which are matte and shimmer. If you stick with shimmer only, it might make your eyes look like disco balls which is a big no-no. On the other hand, matte eyeshadow alone will look flat which is something that you don’t want to happen with your eyes. The best thing to do is to mix the two to create depth and to make your eyes pop.  

Color Combinations 

What about color combinations? If you are having a hard time figuring out the best color combinations to use, you might want to consider these pairings to see which ones work best for you.

Gold and Brown. One of the best pairings that you can use for those day to night moments is the combination of gold and brown. What’s great about this pairing is that it creates that subtle smokey eye look that will look simply elegant and striking at time. In order to pull this off, avoid wearing black liner or shadow. The deepest shade on your palette should be a rich brown. Also, it is best that you start with your eyeshadow before applying the rest of your makeup to give it time to settle.

Green Monochrome. Another combination that you should consider if you want to create a striking effect on your eyes is to use different shades of green. Start by placing a light green shade on the lid then use a medium shade to create the winged ends. Finish this off by smudging some darker green shade right along your lashline. The green eyeshadow has never looked this amazing and for sure, you’ll love the outcome.

Burnt Orange and Navy. If you are aiming for a trendy look, combining burnt orange and navy is guaranteed to make your eyes stand out. The burnt orange shade will definitely pop out on your eye lids and will create a focus for those who are looking at you. Now apply some navy eye shadow on your lash line and blend it with the rest of your eye shadow and you’ll give your eyes that nice contrast that will turn heads for sure. Dust the eyelids with some burnt orange shadow then spread it out past the creases of your eyes. Use a short, flat shadow brush to smudge the navy eyeshadow into your lashline.

Yellow, Green, and Blue. Yes, pairing does work but sometimes, to create a more stunning look, you will need to try to experiment with three colors like yellow, green, and blue. These shades are reminiscent of the tropics so give off that summer vibe by starting with the lightest color in the inner part of the eye, then go to the medium shade, with the darker shade for the finishing touch. You can use light yellow then medium green, followed by dark blue on the outer part of your eyes.

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