All those lovely eyeshadow colors and palettes available in the market, and yet they are a rare addition to our makeup when we go out with friends or party on weekends. When you ask an Indian woman why she doesn’t wear eyeshadow, her answers range from ‘that’s too much makeup’, to ‘I’m not sure if my skin colour can carry it of.’ But a significant number of women will also tell you that they don’t know how to use eyeshadows.
There are two things you need to learn when to comes to wearing eyeshadows. One, how to choose eyeshadow colors, and how to apply eyeshadow. In this post, we’re going to talk in the detail about the many shades (pun intended, of course!) of How to choose eyeshadow colors.
A Small Note on Skin Undertones
Whether your skin complexion is light, medium, or dark, it has a certain yellow, ashen, or pink tinge or hue to it. This hue is called an undertone. If your skin appears blue, or pink, your undertone is ‘cool’. On the other hand, if there are yellow, peach or golden hues in your skin your skin undertone is ‘warm’. People who do not have cool or warm undertones are said to have neutral undertones.
When it comes to picking eyeshadows according to skin tones, you can go with palettes that emphasise your undertone. Warm skin tones can opt for warm tones in golds, oranges, and reds, to accentuate the warmth in their skin. Cool skin tones can go with blues, greens, and purples, to match the blue, purple pink undertones in their skin. Neutrals have the unique privilege to experiment with warm as well as cool shades.
When it comes to picking nude palettes, your skin colour determines the best palette for you.