Eyeshadow can be a scary thing to conquer if you’re not used to wearing it every day. Here are 7 eyeshadow looks that will sure to inspire you to bring out your makeup brushes!
1. Brown Smoky Eye
The key to an everyday eyeshadow look is to keep it relatively simple. A brown smokey eye is the perfect look for work, school, or going out and about on the town with your friends. Or even on a romantic date in the park! While this look will take a few minutes to achieve, it will pay off in the long run. You’ll want to start with a shade that matches your skin tone. Then follow that up with a light brown shade for a transition color, and finally a darker more radiant brown to put over that. It might take a little bit of practice to achieve, but in the end it will all be worth it. It is definitely the type of look that makes it seem like you put in basically no effort all but will still make you look and feel 10/10.
2. Soft Shimmer
Nothing beats a light glam look that you can wear into the classroom or workplace, and almost if not all eyeshadow pallets have at least one shimmer shade. For this everyday eyeshadow look, all it takes is a quick sweep of your blending brush. To accomplish this makeup look, pop on a matte shade, blend it slightly and then put on a shimmer shade with your brush or finger on top of it. If you want to make the look stand-out even more, add some liner or mascara to finish it off! For those of you that have mastered the art of putting on a pair of lashes, that will work too! While lashes can be tricky to glue on if you haven’t done it before, don’t fret. Just like this makeup look, all it’ll take is a little bit of patience and practice.
3. Shadowed Liner
The first place I saw this type of eyeshadow look was on Kylie Jenner, the social media glam queen herself. Instead of using your everyday black pen liner, try and use some eyeshadow instead! It will create a softer but definitive eye look that will make those around you turn in awe of your style and skill. As an added bonus, it is insanely easier to fix, and there is thankfully no chance of getting liquid eyeliner in your eye. For those of us who’ve experienced such a nuisance, we try to avoid a repeat of the same incident as often as we can.
All this look takes is a swift sweep of brown shadow, starting from your lash line to your outer corner. To ensure that the shadow won’t fade away throughout the day, try and layer on some eyeshadow primer before you start. If you want to be a bit more daring, try using a pink or orange shadow to create the liner! Remember, at the end of the day, makeup is supposed to be fun!
4. All Matte
Much like the shimmer look, if you have an eyeshadow pallet, then it will most likely contain a majority of matte shades. If you don’t know what a matte shade is, it is basically a shade without any sheen, glitter, or shine. All matte looks are clean and precise, regardless of what colors you want to use. For a natural “no makeup” makeup look, dip into a light brown shade and blend it all over the lids. If you’re feeling a little riskier, try out a pink and blend a little black into the outer corner of your lid. Adding a little matte black shade into the outer corner will always add depth and dimension to any eye.
5. Colorful Inner Corner
If you couldn’t tell, Kylie Jenner has influenced the makeup world in more than one way. Just like the shadowed eyeliner, a pop of color in the inner corner of your eye is also a trend inspired by Kylie. This look is simple but trendy. It adds just a flair to your normal eyeshadow in the easiest way possible. Yellow, blue, neon green, the possibilities are endless! If a wild color isn’t your thing, use a shimmer! A pop of shimmer in the inner corner is just as fashionable as a bright neon pink.
6. Bronzed Eyelids
The world of makeup is truly a magnificent place. There are no rules or boundaries. While eyeshadow is specifically made to go on our pretty little eyelids, there’s no rule that it is the only thing that can go on our eyelids. For those of you that truly do not want to put in the time to create a three-part eyeshadow look in the morning before your day, bronzer can be a great replacement. It’s compact and simple. You can use your fingers or a single blending brush, and all it takes is a few moments to create a sun-kissed makeup look that took nearly no effort at all, because it really didn’t.
7. Pop Of Glitter
This everyday eyeshadow look is the most unconventional out of all the looks listed here. While it may not be be for everyone, if you’ve been searching for a light glam you can wear to the office, this is the eyeshadow look for you. Sure, the glitter might get everywhere, but sometimes that’s okay! For true glitter lovers out there, that maybe isn’t a bad thing. Eyeshadow fallout can be some people’s biggest pet peeves, but with glitter, how truly terrible would it be if some got on your cheeks? It’ll only enhance your highlighter!
At the end of the day, glitter is eye-catching, so if you’re looking to stand out a bit, try it! There is nothing wrong with trying something new once in a while. Makeup is exciting, and the possibilities for looks are absolutely endless.