What Eyeshadow Colors to Wear With Eye Colors

I get a lot of questions about what eyeshadow colors look best on people. There are a lot of different factors that can go into it, if we really want to get technical. Instead of diving so far into it that it scares you away from trying new colors, I want to encourage you to try other colors based on your eye color. Here are what eyeshadow colors you should wear based on your eye color. I will explain a little further in detail below the infographic. If you need this graphic for reference, pin it on your Pinterest board or print out and put it in your makeup bag!

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Before I dive into each color, I want you to remember to think about your skin tone when you are choosing eyeshadow colors as well. If you have green eyes but you have cool toned skin, you should probably stay away from the warm orange and warm brown. Just use our best judgement and if you can’t tell what tones you should use, try experimenting and see for yourself what colors are working or not working with your skin tone. Both Sephora and Ulta have great return policies if you purchase something that you don’t love!  [Read more…]

Are Eyeshadow Palettes Worth it? Eyeshadow Palette 101 VIDEO

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What do you think? Are eyeshadow palettes worth it? Have you ever owned an eyeshadow palette before?

I am asked pretty often what my thoughts are on eyeshadow palettes and which one that individual should buy. The problem is that there isn’t an eyeshadow palette out there that is absolutely perfect for everyone. That’s why I created this video… Eyeshadow Palette 101!

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It educates viewers all about my favorite eye shadow palettes, what to look for in a palette, how to create your own palette, and how to choose the palette that is right for you! Go check it out and look for links to each of the palettes I featured below. [Read more…]

Ombre Eye Tutorial: A Month of Makeup

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Can you believe that the A Month of Makeup series is coming to an end? Today is the last day! Don’t forget to check out the next post coming in about an hour with a HUGE announcement about this series too! I will be updating my tutorials page soon with all of the tutorials from this month in it too. I wanted to end the series with a bang! I came up with a REALLY fun way to do your eye shadow that I am basically obsessed with. Ombre eye shadow!

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The best part about this look, is that it can be done with fun, crazy colors, or just neutrals too. To achieve this look you need…

*2-3 shades of a similar color of eye shadow

*White or cream eye shadow

*Eye shadow brushes

*Eyeliner

*Mascara

*Eyebrow pencil

Now to create this look! Here is how to you it…

1. Choose a color pallet

2. Put the darkest color of eye shadow on the lash line and go up to the crease if you have 2 colors you are working with. If you have 3, go only about halfway up to the crease.

3. If you are using 3 colors, take the next darkest color and go from the bottom color to the crease. Overlap over the last color just a little bit so that it blends really well.

4. If you are using 2 colors, take the next color and go from the crease up just a little bit. Overlap the darkest color just enough to make it blend. Don’t go all of the way up to the eyebrow, but go up enough that you can see the new color.

5. Take your white/cream eye shadow and overlap that top color just a little and brush it to the eyebrow.

5. Use eyeliner and line the insides of your top and bottom lids.

6. Pencil in your eyebrows.

7. Use mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

This is totally my new favorite! I would love to hear if you try this look out! Thank you so much for tuning into the A Month of Makeup series! It has been so fun!

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Soft Classic Smokey Eye: A Month of Makeup

I love a good smokey eye. What I love most about the look of a smokey eye, is that there can be SO many variations of smokey eye makeup! Depending on how daring you want to be, you can go bold, deep, or soft! I decided to create a really soft, smokey eye that could easily be worn during the day or for night occasions too!

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To achieve this look, you need…

*Charcoal eye shadow

*Medium brown eye shadow

*Light brown or gold eye shadow

*Highlight color (white or cream) eye shadow

*Eyeliner or liner brush

*Mascara

*Eyebrow pencil

Now for the fun part! This look is really easy to do. Just follow these steps…

1. Brush charcoal shadow along outside edge of lids, up to the crease. Do it at a slight angle.

2. Brush medium brown shadow in the center of your lids, up to the crease. Brush into the charcoal color so it blends.

3. Brush light brown or gold eye shadow in the inside corner of lids and brush into the medium brown color.

4. Use highlight color to brush on the top of your eyelid from the crease to the brow.

5. Line top lid with either the same charcoal shadow that you used, or a dark eyeliner. If you want an even more bold look, line the inside of the top and bottom lid too.

6. Put mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

7. Pencil in eyebrows.

Enjoy your new look! Be sure to catch up on all of the A Month of Makeup posts that have been published all month long!

What Eye Shadow Colors Go Well with Eye Colors: A Month of Makeup

I had a special request for a post about what eye shadow colors go well with eye colors as part of A Month of Makeup series. I realized that most people don’t know what eye shadow colors to wear! I made an infographic to help you remember too. You can even print it off and keep it in your makeup bag. Just save the image to your computer and print it off!

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Remember that with each of these colors mentioned, you can play around with several tones of these colors as well. You can have the color be lighter or darker too depending on how bold you want your look to be.

Blue: You can wear earth tones, browns, metallics, purple based colors, taupe, rose, and slate.

Brown: You can basically wear every color! Lucky you! The colors that really make brown eyes pop are peach, green, coral, pink, gold, and plum. If you have different colored specks in your eyes, you can choose those colors to accent too.

Green/Hazel: Colors that look great with green/hazel eyes are copper, taupe, gold, warm brown, purple, and warm colors with orange undertones.

Gray: Gray eyes are pretty rare. If you have gray eyes, you should treat them like a pale glue or green. Just figure out what color is the base color is to the gray and go with that.

I hope this helps! It is amazing to see how much better your eyes look when you use specific colors to really make them pop!

Neutral Eye Pop of Color Corners: A Month of Makeup

I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be starting the Month of Makeup series officially! There has been a lot of behind the scenes work done and I can’t wait to show you all of it! The reason I wanted to do this series, is because I have a lot of friends and clients who tell me that they don’t know how to do their makeup. This happens ALL. THE. TIME. Whenever I am at a conference, or just a weekend with friends, I usually can be found doing other peoples’ makeup! Not that I don’t love it, but I can’t follow them around everywhere. That is why I wanted to find a way to teach my friends and readers how to do your makeup in real life! If you are looking for the hottest Avant-garde makeup trends, you are looking in the wrong place. These makeup tutorials will be for real women. I will be the first to admit that I am the queen of putting makeup on in the passenger seat of the car while my husband drives us to our destination! These makeup tutorials are for girls just like me! I hope you enjoy them all and dare to step out of your comfort zone a little and try new makeup styles! I am planning on writing a post later in the month with answers to any of your makeup questions, so if you have ANY questions about any of the tutorials or about makeup in general, please leave a comment and ask!

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Now for the fun part. The first tutorial!

Neutral Eye Pop of Color Corners

Neutral Pop of Color Makeup Tutorial

Because this is a tutorial for regular women, I kept my “pop” of color relatively low key. Keep in mind that if you are more brave, you can always make your color pop more. The pop of color goes right into the inside corner of your eye. I chose a blue as my pop of color. To create this look you need…

*Light tan colored eyeshadow

*Dark neutral colored eyeshadow

*Light highlight eyeshadow (cream or white)

*Pop of color eyeshadow

*Eyeliner or dark eyeshadow to use as liner

*Mascara

*Eyeshadow brushes for each color

1. Put your light tan color all over your eyelid all the way to your brows.

2. Put your dark neutral color all over the bottom half of your eyelid.

3. Brush your highlight color under eyebrows. If your dark color needs blending in more, take the highlight color down a little further and brush into the dark to make it blend.

4. Put the pop of color right in the inside corner of your eyelids. Depending on how much of a pop you want, you can do multiple layers of this, or make it come out further.

5. Line top lid with eyeliner or use eyeliner brush and dark shadow to line your top lid.

6. Finish off with mascara.

See? That wasn’t so bad at all! I hope you stick around for this entire series with me because at the end, there is something HUGE! And I mean HUGE! If you ever need help with your makeup, you will want to stick around to see what it is! Now go grab your makeup and get experimenting!