I started on eyeshadow young! I love watching my mother put on her makeup as a kid. I loved the brightly colored palettes. I always fond it rather tragic that my mom only used a handful of colors; sometimes half of the compact would remain untouched while the chosen few were used down to their mirrored backs. But after further experimentation -- think Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean--, I learned that certain shades just clashed with my skin's warm yellow and peach tones. While my sister embraced eye liner and never looked back, I've always had a soft spot for eyeshadow and still love putting it on with my finger tips.
I think that in several instance, you can gauge your eye shadow by your natural hair color.
Gold is gorgeous on red heads. And so is green and purple! Avoid black eye liner or shadows if you're going for a natural look, because it can look very harsh if you have pale skin. For a subtle kick of color, layer deep-purple eye pencil with brown shadow.
Silver looks fantastic on women who have cool tones in their skins. I love how January Jones sometimes uses it to transform into an ice blond bombshell! Dark and neutral eye shadow also makes your eyes pop, but nudes can wash you out, so pick something with a smidge of color.
The world is our oyster and we can wear virtually any shade or tone, though it always helps to experiment. I know that silver has always made my skin look washed out, but that may just be me. One of my go-to shades is lavender. It's not as bright as purple or blue, and it's soft and feminine.
Darker hair can handle brighter makeup and still look amazing. While most women with smoky eyes look smoldering and sultry, you could still pull it off on your wedding day without scandalizing any relatives. Plums also look fantastic and will really highlight your eyes. If you're going for vintage, you can even match a smoky eye with a bold bright lip!
Posted by Anna K.