Decisions, decisions, decisions. Selecting the right cream eyeshadow can be tricky business.
Take a look in your wardrobe. A quick scan of the rails, or your favourite, most-worn pieces, will likely follow a pattern when it comes to colours. Do you gravitate towards bold brights? Muted neutrals? And of those colours, do you feel most confident and comfortable in green tones? Pink hues? Shades of beige?
Over the years, most of us have carefully honed an idea of the shades which suit us when it comes to our clothes. But when it comes to makeup, many aren’t quite so confident.
Chosen well, the right cream eyeshadow can make your eyes pop, enhancing their colour and sparkle. Like a flattering blouse or a gorgeous coat, a good eyeshadow should enhance your look, boosting your confidence and inviting compliments.
To help you navigate the wonderful world of eyeshadows, keep the following considerations in mind:
When choosing an eyeshadow shade, there are two options: either it will complement your eye colour, or it will enhance it, making the colour stand out. For the former, choose a shade that is similar to, or at least in the same colour family, as your eye colour. That means taupe, beige and brown shades for brown eyes, and emeralds for green. For the latter, you’ll need to think back to your school art class. “Picture a colour wheel, and look to the opposite side to where your eye colour sits,” explains Alex Phillips, Pro Makeup Artist at Trinny London. “That’s the colour that’s going to make your eyes pop.”
If you have… blue eyes
“Gold and hues with tints of red and yellow, like orange, copper, and warm, brownish tones are perfect for emphasising your blue eyes,” advises Katie Levy, Pro Makeup Artist at Trinny London.
If you have… grey eyes
“Grey eyes suit similar colours to blue eyes. Neutral browns and peaches are both great options.”
If you have… green eyes