When I was young, I thought that the best eye shadow was matched to your clothes. It’s a childish and rather drab way of thinking. How would I know that your makeup is decided by the colors present in your body, not on your body? I found out only later when I started being all scientific about this and did some research on eye shadow to back up or destroy my hypothesis.
Now I understood how certain makeup palettes came in such and such colors. They’re obviously meant for blondes or brunettes, for green eyes, brown eyes and blue eyes. Makeup (and clothes, for that matter) is simplified when explained that they should bring out women’s eyes.
There was a dark era when blue eye shadow was the fad, and every Jane wore blue eye shadow whether or not it was the perfect shade for their eyes.
There’s also a dark fashion philosophy where heavy-handedness with kohl and raccoon-like eyes is the standard.
To make things simple, we’ll keep our matchy-matchy article to eyes. You can’t go wrong with eyes. Even if you’re a blue-eyed ginger, so long as you apply eye shadow according to your peepers, your ginger-ness is safe. Whereas if you apply eye shadow according to your ginger-ness, there’s a risk you overwhelm your peepers.
Blue eyes shouldn’t be in blue eye shadow. Green eyes shouldn’t be in green eye shadow either.
But just a hint of blue or green blended in with taupe? Looks great for blue, green or brown eyes!
Taupe is universally flattering—it’s the natural color in our eyelids. You can mix it yourself according to your preference. Gray and brown, with nude tones dabbed into the inner lids to open up your eyes. If you have a cool skin tone, your nude shade should have pink undertones. Warm skin tone? Go for peachy creamy shades.
Go darker and darker toward the outer corners. Blend, blend, blend. If you’re not into makeup, you can invest in a nude pallet made up of shimmer, nude and taupe shades. You decide how smoky you want to get. Smoky eyes have never lost its charm. You can go from bashful to shameless in just a few strokes of the brush or sponge applicator.
Brown eyes and green eyes just pop in purplish hues.
Blue eyes look ethereal surrounded by earth tones.
Remember, your clothes shouldn’t match anything on your face. If you want, match your lipstick to your nail polish!