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22 Must-Have Eyeshadow Palettes for Beginners

Eyeshadow for Beginners

An eyeshadow is used as eye makeup to highlight and define the eyes. It is used to enhance the features of the eyes. It is a type of cosmetic that is specifically for the eyelids. Furthermore, it is placed in the eyes to create dimensions and definitions to make the eye stand out. Most women use eyeshadow for improving their eye features. The eyeshadow intends to replicate the natural eyeshadow of an individual to show the natural contrast of the pigments of the eye makeup. It enhances the beauty of an individual, creating an attractive and noticeable look. The enhancement of the eyes is achieved by adding colours and shades. The colours and shades should be blended properly. Blending the eyeshadow helps in avoiding the harsh lines and messy application of the product. The eye makeup lightens and brightens the eyes to make them larger. The eyeshadow should complement the colour of the eyes. Green eyes compliment a warm-toned colour such as red coloured eyeshadow. It helps to enhance the pigments of the eyes since it contrasts with the green eye colour. A pair of hazel eyes complement dark neutral tones that highlight the golden flecks and green tones of the iris. Blue eyes complement in brown-toned shades. The brown-toned shades such as beige bring gentleness to the blue eyes. The brown eyes complement a gold eyeshadow shade. The gold eyeshadow works well with the gold and yellow flecks of the iris of the brown eyes. 

The best cream eyeshadow has the ability to easily glide on the lids. It is easy to apply using the fingertips. Cream eyeshadow is the best for on-the-go individuals who do not have time for touch-ups. It is applicable for dry skin types of eyelids. The cream eyeshadow is good for mature skin types. The best cream eyeshadows are highly pigmented and do not crease or move. The best eyeshadow palette is composed of blendable and highly-pigmented shades. The perfect eyeshadow palette has day and night wearable shades. The best eyeshadow palette should be used to enhance the features of the eye area. One should use a primer to add life and smoothen the texture of the eye makeup. Using a primer before putting on eyeshadow is advisable. The primer gives a lasting hold for the eye makeup to stay in place. Primer creates a smooth canvas for better application of the eye product. 

Listed below are the must-have eyeshadow palettes for beginners.

  1. Wet n wild Color Icon Eyeshadow: It is the best overall eyeshadow, giving a bold and shiny makeup finish. It has a warm to neutral colour palette. The eye makeup is easily blended which results in a seamless finish. 
  2. NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette: It is the best-value eyeshadow that has a rich colour palette. The eyeshadow is suitable for every skin tone. 
  3. Too Faced Natural Matte Palette: It has the best formula of eyeshadow that is pure and pigmented eye makeup. The product is an award-winning product for an airbrush effect in the eye area. 

1. Wet n wild Color Icon Eyeshadow (Best Overall)

Wet n wild Color Icon Eyeshadow is the best overall product for giving a bold and shiny makeup finish. The product consists of 5 palettes with 5 shades that have warm to neutral colours. The colours in the palette are nude, gold, taupe, rose gold, and purple. The shades of the palette are pigmented that have shimmery and matte transition tones. The product is blendable which provides a seamless finish. It is 100% cruelty-free makeup. The eyeshadow palette costs £5.07 GBP. Wet n wild Color Icon Eyeshadow earned a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars as a pigmented makeup that is used for a day and night look. The customer says that the eyeshadow works perfectly to mature types of skin. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Long-lasting makeup

Not sturdy

Great value of a high-end product

Chalky

2. NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette (Best Value)

The Nars Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette is the best value product. It has a rich colour palette that creates a smoky, lustrous, shiny, and metallic finish. It is formulated with minerals suitable for every skin tone. The product is a powder type of eyeshadow. Its powder is infused with powerful pigment suspension technology. The powerful powder pigments result in a high-end, silky makeup finish. It highlights the eye and enhances the vibrancy of the eye colour. The Nars Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette costs £72.84 GBP. It has garnered 4.1 out of 5 stars as a neutral-themed palette. The customer says that the product blends well and that it has a great quality of neutral shades. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Highly pigmented 

The product is tested on animals.

Great range of neutral shades

Expensive

3. Too Faced Natural Matte Palette (Best Formula)

The Too Faced Natural Matte Palette is hailed as the best formula eyeshadow. It is an award-winning product that features a flattering matte for a day and nighttime look. It helps to complete a soft and subtle mesmerizing look. The product has an airbrush effect that looks seamless in the applied area. The palette is for any type of look that is useful for daytime and nighttime makeup style. The eyeshadow is gluten-free and cruelty-free. The Too Faced Natural Matte Palette costs £16.52 GBP. It has earned 4.8 out of 5 stars as a pure and pigmented eyeshadow. The client reviews the product has a rich colour payoff that is blendable and versatile. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Natural palette is great for olive skin types

Not vibrant enough

Long-lasting

Little powdery

4. Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette

Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette is an award-winning palette for its shade and formulation that gives a blooming effect. It is formulated with Amazonian clay and mineral pigments. The Amazonian clay helps to give better and longer wear on the skin. The mineral pigments create a smooth and soft skin texture. It has 12 different rosy and bronze shades. The 12 shades are a combination of matte and shimmer shades. The matte shades include white, black, peach, tan, dark brown, chestnut, aubergine, and warm taupe. The shimmer shades include taupe, bronze copper, and champagne. It is dermatological and ophthalmological tested. It is safe for individuals wearing contact lenses. The Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette costs £35.57 GBP. It has garnered 5.0 out of 5 stars as an all-day wear eyeshadow palette. The client reviews the product as highly pigmented that is blendable to mature skin types. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Easy to apply

Little fallout of product

Smells great

Have uneven crease effect

5. URBAN DECAY Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette

The URBAN DECAY Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette has highly pigmented shades. The pigmented shades of the product include 12 shades of rose colour tones. The 12 neutral shades are labelled as Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, and Darkheart. The eyeshadow has a pigment infusion system that blends perfectly with a velvet and soft finish. It is a paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free and cruelty-free brand. The product creates intense cream shadows. URBAN DECAY Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette costs £45.74 GBP. It has earned 4.7 out of 5 stars as a versatile palette for all types of skin. The client says that the eyeshadow adds depth and dimensions to the eyes. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Easy to blend

Do not have enough colour payoff

Beginner-friendly eyeshadow

Few options of lighter tones

6. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Ultimate Shadow Palette

The NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Ultimate Shadow Palette is an eyeshadow with a rainbow-inspired palette. It has 8 striking colour shades namely cool neutral, warm neutral, smokey and highlight, brights, phoenix, utopia, and ultimate queen. The utopia palette is formulated with vegan ingredients. The palette features a mixture of velvet and rich tones. The combination of its tones has a complimentary colour set. The set is useful for day and night makeup looks. The product is a cruelty-free eyeshadow. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Ultimate Shadow Palette costs £15.25 GBP. The product earned 4.6 out of 5 stars as a warm neutral eyeshadow palette. The customer says that the eyeshadow is highly pigmented that provides a lasting hold on the skin.

Advantages

Disadvantages

Zero fallout

Poor packaging

The eyeshadow palette has a vibrant colour.

Inconsistent quality of the eyeshadow tones

7. Rimmel Magnif'eyes Eyeshadow Palette

Rimmel Magnif'eyes Eyeshadow Palette is an all-in-one eyeshadow palette. The eyeshadow is a 12-pan palette that is composed of matte and shiny shades. It has an intense and rich colour that lasts longer on the skin. It is a crease-proof and smear-proof eyeshadow that is good for all-day wear.  The satin, shimmer, and matte shades compliments all eye and skin colours. The eyeshadow helps to achieve an easy and light makeup finish. Rimmel Magnif'eyes Eyeshadow Palette costs £7.61 GBP. The eyeshadow garnered 4.5 out of 5 stars as an eyeshadow that suits every eye shape and colour. The customer says that the product is smooth and easy to blend. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Enhance the brown eyes

Chalky

Does not crease

Not enough pigment

8. Stila Matte 'n Metal Eyeshadow Palette

Stila Matte 'n Metal Eyeshadow Palette is composed of matte and shimmer eyeshadow tones. The eyeshadow provides a pink rose gold, cool-toned pewters, and a golden bronze set of colours. The labels for each colour are Velvet, Vintage, Feathered, Fringe, Suede, and Velour as the matte shades. The shimmer tones are Bohemian, Retro, Sequin, Smolder, Sizzle, and Flare. 

The shade of Velvet is a sheer baby pink tone. The Vintage shade has a pink pale tone creamy texture. The Feathered tone is a light creamy beige. Fringe shade is a mauve beige that has an even coverage. The Suede tone is a dark mauve shade that is highly pigmented. Velour shade has a warm matte bronze effect. The Bohemian is light silver taupe with a semi-sheer effect. The Retro is a light rosy copper eyeshadow colour. The Sequin shade has a gold shimmer that is soft and creamy. The Smoulder tone is a dark grey shade. The Sizzle shade is a burnt brown with a metallic effect. Flare shade is a warm brown colour that is rich and pigment that leaves a metallic finish. Stila Matte 'n Metal Eyeshadow Palette costs £41.50 GBP. The product garnered out of 5 stars as a flattering eyeshadow for all skin types. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Appealing eyeshadow colour combination

Poor packaging

Soft and creamy texture

Eyeshadow fallout

9. Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow

Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow is an eyeshadow that is composed of rich and intense colours that one wears for 16 hours. The powder eyeshadow has 8 colourful palettes namely white, nude, taupe, pink, purple, brown, blue, and grey shades. The product is ophthalmologist tested that does not irritate the eyes after a long day of wear. It comes with a dual-tip applicator to help define the eyes and complete perfectly the makeup look. Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow costs £14.37 GBP. The product earned 4.4 out of 5 stars as a bold colour best for all-day wear. The customer recommends the product since it does not cause itching, tearing up or redness. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Great packaging 

Flaky

High-quality eyeshadow palette

Too powdery

Easy to apply

Too small dual-tip applicator

10. Zoeva Naturally Yours Palette

Zoeva Naturally Yours Palette is a nude-based palette which enables users to create a look easily. The eyeshadow is formulated from micronised pigments. The pigments help enhance naturally the best features of the face. It is highly pigmented that provides maximum makeup coverage. The product has a matte-satin and metallic finish. It is best for dry and fair skin types. The Zoeva Naturally Yours Palette costs £18.23 GBP. The product earned 4.3 out of 5 stars as an everyday eyeshadow makeup palette. The client reviews the product as smooth which glides easily to the desired area of application. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Vibrant colour palette

Some shades are difficult to blend for beginners

Great value

Eyeshadow fallout

11. The Balm Nude Dude Palette

The Balm Nude Dude Palette is an eyeshadow product with a neutral-coloured palette. It is tripled milled shadow to produce fine pigments for better application. The eyeshadow is good for all skin types and eye colours. The product has a velvety and smooth texture to blend easily in the desired area. The eyeshadow has 12 swatches to choose from. The swatches are labelled Fearless, Flawless, Firm, Flirty, Friendly, Fierce, Fabulous, Faithful, Fit, Feisty, Funny, and Fine. Each shade is worn alone or built with other makeup products. The colours add density and maximum coverage to the face. It is used for either wet or dry applications. The Balm Nude Dude Palette costs £28.82 GBP. The product garnered 4.5 out of 5 stars as a multi-use quick-fixing eyeshadow. The customer says that it is a recommended product for its fun and vibrant shades.  

Advantages

Disadvantages

Highly pigmented

Too powdery

Blendable 

Too Streaky

12. Nature Republic Pro Touch Color Master Shadow Palette

Nature Republic Pro Touch Color Master Shadow Palette is an eyeshadow intended for basic eye makeup. The eyeshadow is formulated with natural ingredients such as Korean ginseng extract and aloe vera. The extract provides silk and smooth skin texture. The aloe vera gives sooting skin moisture. There are 30 colours that are composed of 21 matte colours, 7 shimmers, and 2 glitters. It has a wide variety of shades that for one’s choice of colour to complete an everyday makeup look. The Nature Republic Pro Touch Color Master Shadow Palette costs £31.92 GBP. It has earned 4.5 out of 5 stars as a competitive product in moisturising the skin and defining the eyes. The client says that the eyeshadow is suitable for cool-toned skin since most shades are warm neutrals. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Easy to blend

The shimmer shades are low-quality swatches.

Results to a natural eyeshadow finish

Poor packaging

13. Milani Most Loved Mattes Eyeshadow Palette

The Milani Most Loved Mattes Eyeshadow Palette is a neutral-toned palette. It has 12 universal shades for all skin types and eye colour. The colours of the shades are soft vanilla, warm sand, warm terracotta, dusty mauve, warm rose, soft plum, golden hazelnut, rich sienna, deep cinnamon, warm amber, deep plum, and deep espresso. Each shade is highly pigmented that has a one-swipe colour payoff. It has a velvet texture that provides a seamless finish. The eyeshadow is 100% cruelty-free makeup. Milani Most Loved Mattes Eyeshadow Palette costs £16.95 GBP. The product earned 4.8 out of 5 stars as a versatile makeup product for everyday use. The customer reviews the product as a great colour combination for fall or spring eye makeup.

Advantages

Disadvantages

Smooth

Less pigmented

Easy to apply

Hard to blend

Travel-friendly eye makeup

Too small packaging

14. Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette is an eyeshadow of nude tones. It is formulated with aloe vera and coconut oil. Aloe vera helps to moisturize and smoothen the skin. Coconut oil prevents the redness of the skin. It has 18 shades labelled as Crave, Fantasy, Daydream, Charmed, Bare, Play, Tease, Tickle, Teddy, Secret, Lace, Raw, Love Bite, Spanked, Infatuated, Concealed, and Excite. The product is talc-free and fragrance-free. The Huda Beauty New Nude Eyeshadow Palette costs £44.08 GBP. The product earned 4.6 out of 5 stars as a reinvented nude palette to define the eyes perfectly. The customer says that the product is easy to work in the eye area. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Long-lasting

Expensive

Easy to blend

Less pigmented

15. CLIO Pro Layering Eye Palette

The CLIO Pro Layering Eye Palette is an easy-to-use base and bright-coloured eyeshadow. The product has 10 shades that range from classic matte to bold shiny glitters. The shades are labelled as Spring Fever, Be Natural, Deam High, Expect, Look, Sunshine, Peachnia, Soft Coral, Feel So Good, and Talk it. It intends to bring highlight and dimension to the eyes. The shades are a combination of basic colours for daily use. It is used alone or layered with another makeup product. The product claims zero fallout and zero creasing. CLIO Pro Layering Eye Palette costs £24.59 GBP. The product earned 4.5 out of 5 stars as a soft and vibrant eye product. The client says that the product works on a medium skin type which provides a natural eye makeup finish. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Blend easily

Palette packaging is bulky 

The eyeshadow is great for a subtle makeup look.

Not highly pigmented

16. Changeable Foresee Eyeshadow Palette

The Changeable Foresee Eyeshadow Palette is an eyeshadow with warm colour tones. The product is composed of 18 warm tones. It includes 8 mattes that are smooth and silky, 5 metallic colours, 4 marble-textured shimmers, and a gloss of bronze and berry pearls. The eyeshadow is buildable makeup to finish day and night looks. It provides maximum coverage that is wearable for day and night makeup glam. The product is advisable for professionals and beginners. It is great makeup to use on occasions such as gatherings, meetings, parties, weddings, and Halloween. The Changeable Foresee Eyeshadow Palette costs £11.87 GBP. The eyeshadow garnered 4.4 out of 5 stars as long-lasting and versatile eye makeup. The client reviews the product as highly pigmented that works best to apply using a brush. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Waterproof 

Not travel-friendly

Vibrant colours

Dark eyeshadow shades are not blendable 

17. Lamora Au Naturel Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

Lamora Au Naturel Nudes Eye Shadow Palette is an eyeshadow that is designed for a gentle and feminine makeup finish. It has 16 pigmented tones namely Stardust, Sand, Shelly, Rose, Naughty, Pure, Taupe, Mocca, Vision, Stardom, Legend, Dynamite, Copper, Majesty, Adorable, and Strict. The tones range from matte, metallic, satin, and shimmer hues. It enhances facial features since it has a high-quality and ultra-micronized formulation. It is used to complete a natural look and smokey eye finish. Lamora Au Naturel Nudes Eye Shadow Palette costs £10.98 GBP. The eyeshadow earned 4.4 out of 5 stars as a convenient and portable eye makeup kit. The customer reviews the product as high-quality eye makeup that is a travel-friendly product.  

Advantages

Disadvantages

Lightweight packaging 

Few light colour options

Lasts longer

Very powdery

18. The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Maybelline New York

The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Maybelline New York is a combination of blush nude tones of eyeshadow. It has 12 shades to create a defined makeup look. There are differences for each shade in the palette. Shade 1 is a cream shade that has a light shimmer. It tends to be chalky when applied to the eye area. Shade 2 is a light pink shade that has a fine sparkle. It is good everyday wear that contains high pigmentation. Shade 3 is a golden peach champagne colour that results in a pink effect. The shade is a good tone for everyday use. Shade 4 is a yellow-toned gold with brown undertones. It has a metallic effect perfect to complete a wedding look. Shade 5 is a peach colour with fine bronze pigments. It is a blendable shade perfect for the lids. Shade 6 is a rose gold-coloured shadow with purple undertone pigments. It is best to complete a smokey eye finish. Shade 7 is a grey-based colour with a shiny green effect. The shade has some fallout. Shade 8 is a mixture of brown and henna-green colours. The shade reflects a brownish taupe that has maximum pigment allowing users to blend easily. Shade 9 is a neutral brown with a shimmer effect. It has great pigmentation and texture that is good for daily wear. Shade 10 is steel grey with a light sparkling effect. The shade is best to use as a contour in the crease area. Shade 11 is a deep purple-brown colour that has a matte and satin effect. It is best to use for events such as parties or weddings. Shade 12 is a classic black matte colour. It has a rose gold glitter effect best to use in a glammed makeup look. It is formulated without parabens. The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Maybelline New York costs £ GBP. It has earned 3.7 out of 5 stars as a smooth and buttery blushed nude palette. The customer reviews the eyeshadow shades as complimentary tones to green, grey, and hazel-coloured eyes. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Travel-friendly eye makeup

Poor packaging

Soft texture

Not advisable for hooded types of eyes

19. Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Palette- Modern Renaissance

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Palette- Modern Renaissance is an eyeshadow inspired by the resins and paints of Renaissance art. It has 14 pigmented shades namely Tempera, Golden Ochre, Vermeer, Buon Fresco, Antique Bronze, Love Letter, Cyprus Umber, Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Primavera, Red Ochre, Venetian Red, Warm Taupe, and Realgar. The shades range from neutral to berry-toned colours. It has a matte and metallic pigmented finish. The product has a versatile colour that completes a subtle and dramatic eye makeup look. It is best for all types of skin. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Palette- Modern Renaissance costs £38.15 GBP. The product earned 4.6 out of 5 stars that have a professional quality eye makeup finish. The client reviews the eyeshadow as highly-pigmented makeup best for a subtle everyday look. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Easy to blend

Poor packaging

Soft texture

Eyeshadow fallout

20. L’Oreal Paris LA Palette Nude

The L’Oreal Paris LA Palette Nude is an eyeshadow that has a wide range of nude tones intended for a sophisticated finish. It is intended to complete a soft, bold, classic, trendy, natural, or dramatic makeup look. It aims to achieve three types of finishes namely a shimmery satin, buttery matte, and lustrous sheen. L’Oreal Paris LA Palette Nude costs £16.95 GBP. The eyeshadow earned 4.5 out of 5 stars as a must-have nude shadow palette. The customer reviews the product as a good value product that is easy to apply. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Highly pigmented

Not advisable for older women since it is too sparkly

Lasts longer

Poor packaging

21. ETUDE HOUSE Play Color Eyes- Caffeine Holic

ETUDE HOUSE Play Color Eyes- Caffeine Holic is an eyeshadow composed of daily deep coffee colours. There are 10 shades of the palette namely Coffee to go No Syrup, Nutty Cloud, Extra Toffee Nut, Decaf Coffee, Coldbrew Latte, Salted Caramel Latte, Ice Cube Latte, Black with Extra Shot, Up All Night, and Extra Caffeine. There are differences in colour and effect in each shadow. The Coffee to go, No Syrup is a brown base tone with a gold pearl effect. The Nutty Cloud is a brown-based colour that results in a milky beige. Extra Toffee Nut has a peach glitter shade with a gold-pink pearl effect. The Decaf Coffee has a pink base that is sparkly. Coldbrew Latte has a pink beige base that is good for contouring. The Salted Caramel Latte has a brown base with a caramel colour effect on the skin. Ice Cube Latte is a brow-based tone with a red colour effect. The Black with Extra Shot has a brown-based shade with a deep burgundy colour. Up All Night is a silver brown shade of glitter that has a white pearl effect. Extra Caffeine is a brown-based colour with a deep red effect. ETUDE HOUSE Play Color Eyes- Caffeine Holic costs £18.65 GBP. The product garnered 4.6 out of 5 stars as a soft and silky-textured eyeshadow. The customer says that the product has the perfect shades of brown packed in one palette. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Smooth and soft eyeshadow texture

Not suitable for dark skin types

Travel-friendly

Low-quality shimmer shades

22. KVD Vegan Beauty Shade + Light Eye Contour

KVD Vegan Beauty Shade + Light Eye Contour is an eyeshadow that contains unique options of matte shades. The product is composed of 3 highlighting shades and 3 contouring shades. The 3 highlighting shades are pinkish nude, yellow-beige, and soft peach. The 3 contouring shades are taupe, soft brown, and deep brown. The vegan product flatters every skin type and face shape. KVD Vegan Beauty Shade + Light Eye Contour costs £9.75 GBP. The eyeshadow earned 4.6 out of 5 stars as an eyeshadow that provides a soft glow. The customer says that the eyeshadow is of good quality that has soft contouring shades. 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Good packaging

Too dry

Super opaque

Beginner friendly product

How to apply eyeshadow?

Listed below are the instructions for applying eyeshadow.

  1. Secure a good makeup tool: One must secure a good makeup tool to complete the desired look. One should purchase a suitable brush or applicator to place properly the eyeshadow on the eye area. A cosmetic tool provides an even and precise makeup finish. The tools vary in quality and price. One should find products that are easier to clean and do not cause any allergy. Tools must be sanitised properly before applying to the skin. It avoids any allergy or chemical reaction that caused harm to the user. Sanitising the makeup tools is essential in every makeup routine. 
  2. Apply a base for the eyeshadow: Choose an eyeshadow palette that best suits one’s mood or occasion to attend. One should apply a primer to the desired area of application. The primer gives a stronger hold for the makeup to last all day. It provides a smoother canvas to give maximum shadow coverage. Apply the first base of shadow in the lid after the application of primer. Swipe gently the eyeshadow in the lid using a brush or the tip of an applicator. Applying eyeshadow to the lid is good for an everyday makeup look. Bring the shadow up to the brow bone if one opts for a smokey eyeshadow look. Do not place eyeshadow on the lash line to avoid messy lines. It is one of the ways that answer how to apply eyeshadow.  
  3. Put a dark shadow on the crease: Put a dark shadow in the crease to make the eye area pop. A dark colour attracts light that adds depth and definition to the eyes. Dip a domed type of brush in a dark-toned shadow to achieve appealing eye makeup. Swipe the tool to the right around the eye socket that follows the shape of the eyes and brow bone. A dark brown shade gives the best makeup effect to all types of eye colours and shapes. 
  4. Application of a darker eyeshadow or eyeliner on the lash line: Apply a liner or darker eyeshadow to the lash line to add more definition to the eye area. One should a flat and short-bristled brush to apply properly the eyeshadow. Do not apply the brush to the waterline to avoid irritation. 
  5. Finish makeup with a highlighter and mascara: A highlighter and mascara seal the makeup look. Adding a highlighter provides a sparkly and shiny effect in the desired area of application. Highlighter catches great lighting that reflects perfectly on the skin. The addition of mascara plumps the lashes for depth and defined eye makeup. Mascara helps to bring up dull-looking eyes. 

What are the different types of eyeshadow?

Listed below are the different types of eyeshadow.

  • Powder type of eyeshadow: The most common type of eyeshadow is powder eyeshadow. The powder eyeshadow is best for beginners applying an eyeshadow. A pressed eyeshadow is the easiest eye makeup to blend. It has three types namely matte, shimmery, and sparkly. Each type of eyeshadow has different advantages for every makeup user. Matte eyeshadow is good for individuals applying it in the crease and outer corner of the eyes. Use the product with a blending brush that is fluffy to result in a seamless effect. A shimmery eyeshadow has fine glitters that catch the light. It shines and reflects the light when moving. It is best to be applied in the eyelids, brow bone, and corners of the eyes. Use the tip of the sponge applicator or a flat shader brush to apply a perfect shimmer. Pat the shimmer lightly to avoid uneven application to the eyes. Sparkly eyeshadow is great to be applied in the centre and inner corners of the eyelids. Applying a sparkly shadow needs a dense and flat brush to get the most colour pigment.  
  • Cream-based eyeshadow: The eyeshadow that works best with dry and mature skin is cream-based eyeshadow. The cream-based eyeshadow is easier to apply using fingertips or a brush. Applying the product with a brush in a stroke motion is advisable since the cream is flexible to apply. It blends easily since it has a moisturiser that glides easily to the desired area. The product contains a moisturiser that helps to hydrate the skin. The eyeshadow has a bold and intense pigment that is good for an editorial look. The makeup does not create defined edges. The disadvantage of the cream-based eyeshadow is its ability to crease easily. The makeup is not good for humid climates which makes the cream melt and crease. One should not use the cream-based type of eyeshadow if one has an oily skin type. The oily skin causes the makeup to crease and fade. 
  • Glitter type of eyeshadow: The eyeshadow that gives a glammed effect is the glitter eyeshadow. The glitter eyeshadow has small pieces of glitter that are milled finely. The glitters are highly-pigmented that are best for glammed and dramatic makeup finish. The application of the glitter requires primer as a base. The primer serves as glue to hold the eyeshadow. There are four types of glitter eyeshadow namely pressed powder glitter eyeshadow, liquid glitter eyeshadow, cream glitter eyeshadow, and glitter loose powder eyeshadow. Each type of glitter eye shadow is differentiated in accordance with its advantages. Pressed powder glitter eyeshadow is powder makeup pigments that are pressed to the eye area. The powder shadow is blendable, buildable, and soft. The liquid glitter shadow has a metallic base and glitter pigments. The metallic base and glitter pigments add dimensions to the desired area. The application is easy since it glides easily to the eyes. The liquid glitter lasts longer than the other types of glitter eyeshadow. The cream glitter eyeshadow has cosmetic-grade glitter. The glitters are either fine or chunky. The cream type of glitter shadow does not need a primer since it sticks to the eyes perfectly. The glitter loose powder eyeshadow requires a primer to stick it to the desired area. It has fine pieces of glitter great to add an extra glammed effect to the eyes. 
  • Liquid eyeshadow: The eyeshadow enables to avoid fallout and mess is liquid eyeshadow. The liquid eyeshadow is formulated to stay longer in the desired area. It comes in a tube with an applicator that is usually transparent. The product is applied either after a base of eyeshadow such as powder or glitter or to use on its own. The liquid shadow is a good product to prevent messy application. It stays longer on the eye making it suitable for a long-day makeup look. The product is creamy and smooth that glides easily on the desired area. The liquid eyeshadow dries quickly in 15 to 20 seconds. It is one of the different types of eyeshadow. 

What is the best eyeshadow for older women?

The best eyeshadow for older women is warm and natural tone. The tones are brown and grey which suits older women. The tones highlight the natural look of an individual with mature skin. It prevents having an overdone look once the eyeshadow is applied. An eyeshadow with a cream matte formulation must be used by older women. The cream formulation avoids the accumulation of makeup that settles on one’s wrinkles. The matte formulation helps to create visible fine lines. The best eyeshadow for older women is Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Cream Matte Natural Eyeshadow- Plum Fairy. The product is formulated with a cream matte finish perfect for mature skin. It is pigmented richly that gives intense eye coverage within one swipe. The eyeshadow glides easily on the eye area since it is silky and smooth. It is formulated with clean ingredients such as 100% natural vitamins, minerals and pigments. The clean ingredients are 99.7% certified organic botanical base. 

What is the best eyeshadow for hazel eyes?

The best eyeshadow for hazel eyes is dark neutral tones. The hazel eyes have golden flecks and green tones. Gold and bronze tones bring out the gold flecks and green tones in the hazel eyes. One has the option to choose the tones that bring out the gold flecks and green tones. An individual has the option to highlight either the green or golden pigments of the eyes. The shades of brown, gold, and green enhance the rich colour of the eyes. Bronze eyeshadow gives a dreamy and warm effect to the hazel eyes. The purple tones make a perfect eye contrast. The best eyeshadow for hazel eyes is Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Vintage Vamp. The palette creates a perfect complement to the hazel eyes. It has purple-red tones such as ruddy plum, deep-burgundy, and gold peachy tones. The tones bring out the colour of the eye resulting in a mesmerizing eye.  

What is the best eyeshadow green eyes?

The best eyeshadow for green eyes is a shade with warm undertones such as red hue shadow. The red hues enhance the eye colour since they contrast the green eyes. Green eyes have golden brown and blue specks when hit by the sunlight. The speck colours are a versatile base option to pair with another eyeshadow colour. A colour that matches the eye colour is its opposite colour in the colour wheel. Green is across the red which is a good option to give contrast to the eye colour. Red hues such as maroon, coral-orange, and pinkish-red make the eye colour pop. The red hues bring out the gold speck of pigments in the green eyes. An individual with green eyes compliments the shades of purple since it has a warm undertone. The purple shade of lilac or lavender provides a subtle and gentle look best for daytime. The product results in a silver-toned finish since it has a warm undertone. Silver hues give highlight to the blue specks of the eyes. The best eyeshadow for green eyes is the Byredo Eyeshadow 5 Colours. The product has a lightweight and warm long-lasting hold on the eye area. Gives an intense, pure, and radiance effect to the eyes. 

What is the best eyeshadow blue eyes?

The best eyeshadow for blue eyes is shades of brown tone. The brown tones accentuate the blue eyes since it highlights the eye colour making it more noticeable. It emphasizes the blue eye colour by giving more depth and definition. Choosing the best eyeshadow for blue eyes should be based on the colour contrasting the blueness of the eyes. Brown tones such as beige, red-brown, and dark brown help to attain the perfect eye look. Beige brings gentleness and softness to the eyes. Red-brown intends to make blue eyes more icy and defined. A dark brown tint boosts the eye colour for a more natural finish. The best eyeshadow for blue eyes is the Charlotte Tilbury- Blue Eyes- Luxury Palette- The Sophisticate. The eyeshadow edition has 11 palettes to choose from. Each palette has 4 shades of brown eyeshadow colour. The colours add depth and dimension to the eyes. The product is formulated with a cashmere-soft eyeshadow that has ultra-fine pigments. The pigments give a blend that is easy and seamless. 

What is the best eyeshadow brown eyes?

The best eyeshadow for brown eyes is a gold shade eyeshadow. The gold accentuates the eye area enhancing its appearance. Brown eyes tend to have a mark of gold and yellow pigments. The pigments appear to give a natural eye sparkle, especially when hit by sunlight. Applying golden eyeshadows such as copper, rose gold, and gold enhances the sparkle in the eyes. The best eyeshadow for brown eyes is Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette. The palette has 12 types of eyeshadow options such as ivory, rose gold, and black cherry. It gives the users a wide array of golden shades to perfect the eyeshadow application.  

Is eyeshadow primer necessary?

Yes, eyeshadow primer is necessary. The application of the product is a necessity for every makeup routine. The application of the primer extends the life of the makeup. Primer enhances the colour of the makeup. The product is formulated to give makeup a longer hold. It comes in a cream-like texture to blend evenly the makeup. People with dry skin benefits from using primer. It provides moisture to the skin to enable the eye makeup to stick to the desired area. The application of a primer is essential for every makeup routine. The best eyeshadow primer is Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It prevents the eyeshadow to crease within 24 hours. It is an award-winning product which leaves a natural finish and lasting stay on the eye. The product is vegan and free from parabens. 

What is the difference between using primer and eyeshadow primer?

There are three differences between using a primer and an eyeshadow primer. There are different advantages to using both makeups. Using primer provides a layer for the makeup to hold longer. The layer prevents the makeup to crease and fade. The eyeshadow primer results in a bright and enhanced eyeshadow colour. It does not prevent the makeup to crease and fade. The main purpose of a primer is to prepare the skin for makeup application. Most primer is formulated with a silicone ingredient. Silicone creates a slippery texture on the skin. A slippery texture causes the makeup to crease. The primer helps to create a blank and workable canvas ideal to hold the makeup longer. The eyeshadow primer is used to extend the life of the eye makeup and enhance the eyeshadow colour. The eyeshadow primer has no silicone. It is formulated to be gentle to the eye and enable the makeup to last longer. The primer creates enhances the makeup coverage while the eyeshadow primer creates a smooth and even surface. 

Listed below are the three differences between using primer and eyeshadow primer. 

  • The difference between using a primer and an eyeshadow primer lies in the result of eye makeup.
  • The difference between the two includes the formulation of the product that highlights the main purpose of its usage.
  • The difference between the two is the texture it leaves on the skin once applied.