Let’s get started with the shades of eye shadow you will need to your makeup bag.
You will definitely need a gold and a bronze eye shadow. Make sure they are sparkly and shimmery. A gold that isn’t sparkly will appear as a yellow, and a bronze that isn’t sparkly will appear as a plain brown. That’s not the look we’re going for. We want to have a beautiful gold and bronze. Some Suggestions: Suds-n-Sass Eye Shadow in Beach Babe, Shiseido Silky Eye Shadow Duo in Gold Gleam, Mark Eye Shadow in Stellar and Tiki, or Styli Style Shadow 24 in Sunset
Bronze and gold shadows are great to apply on your lids. If your skin tone is close to gold or bronze, you can definitely get away with covering your whole eye are with the color. However, if you are any other skin tone, try to keep the color on your lids only.
1. Take an eye shadow brush (the one with bristles) and coat both sides (and the tip) of the brush with color. Tap excess color off into the container, then close one eye. Starting from the inner corner, apply the color all the way to the outer corner with the tip of the brush. If you want the color to work as a highlighter, flip the brush on one side, and dust the color in your crease and all the way up below the brow. If you run out of color, flip the brush on the other side. You should have enough color on the brush to do your entire eye without refilling.
Another great Fall eye shadow shade is navy blue. Any blue lighter than that may look too summery. Navy blue doesn’t have to be shimmery, but it will still look good if it is. Some Suggestions: L’Oreal Paris HP Eye Shadow Duo in Showy, Mark Eye Shadow in Night Owl or Ocean Drive, Suds-n-Sass Eye Shadow in Night Elf, and Cover Girl Queen Eye Shadow in After Midnight.
2. You can use navy blue eye shadow in two ways: you can apply it on the lids like typical eye shadow, or you can apply only to the outer corners of your eyes. The way you do that is by applying another shade (maybe gold) on your lids. Then take your navy blue, and put it at the corner in the shape of an arrow pointing outward.
Next, you must add a violet eye shadow to your collection. Violet is a cool color, and just like navy-it can look god in warm or cool weather. Using a matte shade or a shimmery shade is just fine. As a matter of fact, if you can find a shimmery violet then that’s amazing because they’re not very plentiful. Some Suggestions: Mark Eye Shadow in Piccadilly is my favorite.
3. Violet eye shadow looks great paired with a frosty white. But white is not quite a Fall color, so it may look better for you to stick with the violet alone. Applying it on the lids like you would do any other color should do the trick. It can also be applied to your outer corners to accentuate your eyes. Just make sure you have your eyelashes long and defined. Sometimes dark eye shadows can over shine your lashes, and make you look like you don’t have any, so be very careful!
Stay tuned for The Ultimate Fall Makeup Guide Pt.2: Must Have Lip Colors & Professional Application Tips!
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