When it comes to style, Olivia Palermo is a pro. The it-girl knows exactly how to mix and match unconventional patterns and colours, and isn't afraid to try out a new daring trend. When it comes to makeup, she tends to gear towards subtler, smoky eyes, but lately, the socialite has been spotted trying out bold shadow trends that match her outfits.
From gold to copper, green and most recently, blue, Olivia has demonstrated how to pull off an eyeshadow that matches your outfit without looking too cheesy. Since we were so inspired by her balanced looks, we're offering you a few tips to make sure you achieve an equally perfect look when matching your shadow to your top!
HOW TO MATCH YOUR EYE MAKEUP TO YOUR OUTFIT
LIMIT YOURSELF TO ONE COLOUR
When matching your eyeshadow to your outfit, the key is to stick with one colour only – especially if it's a bold one. Since you're already going heavy on the colour you're matching to your outfit, any extra colours may seem a little too over-the-top! Olivia chooses one accent to highlight and goes with it!
GO ALL OUT
If you're going to match your shadow to your ensemble, you may as well go all out for a statement look. Recently, Olivia wore a metallic blue shadow that matched the embroidery on her dress around her entire eye. This added edge to her look and helped her to stand out even more! To do this, use a fluffy brush to apply the shadow of your choice on your upper lids, then use an angled brush to apply the same shadow underneath your lower lash line, connecting the colour to your upper lids.
CHOOSE A UNIQUE TEXTURE
For a unique look that stands out from the crowd, opt for a shadow with a little bit of glitter in – especially for the holiday season. You can also try a metallic finish or one of the hottest new eyeshadow trends: Glossy lids. Have fun with it!
BALANCE YOUR LOOK
The last important rule to remember? If you're going heavy on the shadow, leave the rest of your makeup minimal. Opt for a nude or glossy lip that will complement your look and enhance your natural colour without going overboard.