Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and makeup can be a great way to enhance your features! But there’s a fine line between making your face look stunningly natural and looking like you’ve got three pounds of makeup caked onto it. In this article, we’ll go over 5 tips to help you achieve the perfect natural eye shadow look, so you can always feel confident in how you look!
Choose the Right Base
Without a doubt, one of the most important steps in creating a natural eye shadow look is to start with the right base. Not only will this help your eye makeup last longer, but it will also ensure that your shadows go on evenly and without any creasing.
When it comes to finding the right base, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind. First, choose a color that closely matches your skin tone. This will help create a more seamless look. Secondly, make sure to choose a base with good staying power - you don't want your shadows disappearing half way through the day! Take our quiz to find your match.
Finally, take into account the finish you want. If you're going for a more natural look, a matte base is ideal. Check out our semi-matte powder foundation. But if you want a bit of extra shimmer, then opt for something with a satin or pearl finish, like our ZERO GRAVITY C2P FOUNDATION.
Now that you know all about choosing the right base for your natural eye shadow look, it's time to get started! Just remember to take things slowly and build up the intensity of your shadows gradually - this way you can avoid any mistakes and end up with a flattering and beautiful finish.
There are plenty of reasons to love a sleek eye pencil —it's intense, it lasts all day, and winged liner looks amazing. If you're new to eye liner (or just want a little extra help), don't worry—we've got you covered.
Start with a clean, primed eye. Use an eyeshadow primer to help your shadow last all day long, and make sure there's no oil or residue on your lids. This will help the eye liner go on smoothly.
Draw a thin line close to your lashline. Start at the inner corner of your eye and work your way outwards. Keep the line as close to your lashes as possible—if it's too far away, it won't look as natural. Make it thicker towards the outer corner. Once you get to the outer corner of your eye, you can go ahead and make the line thicker—this will give your eyes a nice, cat-eye look. Allow time for it to dry completely before opening your eyes wide. You don't want smudges!
Contour the Eye with Browns
When it comes to contouring the eye with browns, there are a few general tips to keep in mind. First, start by applying a lighter shade of brown - like Palma - in the inner corner of the eye and working your way outwards. Then, use a slightly darker shade of brown to create a "C" shape along the outer edge of the eye. (We love Addiction or Saddle). Finally, use a highlighter or light-colored eyeshadow along the brow bone to help brighten up the look.
When contouring with browns, it's important to choose shades that are close to your natural skin tone. That way, the contouring will look more subtle and natural. If you have fair skin, opt for lighter shades of brown like taupe or beige. If you have medium or dark skin, go for richer, deeper shades like Saddle or Coffee.
Apply Light Gray Eye Shadow to the Lower Lash Line
When it comes to gray eye shadow, a little goes a long way. To apply, start at the lash line and work your way up, using a light hand. For lower lashes, use an eyeliner brush to deposit color on the lash line itself. This will help to create a soft, diffused look. Check out our Vintage Creme de la Creme Eye Shadow.
Select a Complementary Blush and Lipstick
When it comes to choosing a complementary blush and lipstick, consider your skin tone and the colors that look best on you. If you have fair skin, look for blushes with a pink or peachy hue. For medium skin tones, go for coral or mauve-hued blushes. And if you have darker skin, opt for richer berry or plum shades.
As far as lipstick goes, select a shade that is one or two shades darker than your natural lip color. If you want a more dramatic look, go for a bolder hue like red or deep plum. But if you're going for a more natural look, stick to nudes or light pinks. Our Semi-Matte Lip Stains are a perfect choice here.
So there you have it! Ready to take on the day au Naturale?