If you're a makeup lover, you've probably already stocked up on winter's top eye shadow trends – think jewel tones in emerald green, sapphire or amethyst, then the more quintessential winter colours like plum, rust, rose gold, burgundy and copper. For some, makeup kits full of beautiful winter shades may look nice, but making them work on your lids is a different story.
That's why Get The Look is helping you sort out your holiday makeup shades and which ones will work best for you, so you can look great no matter which colour you choose!
EYE SHADOW: TIPS FOR PULLING OFF WINTER'S TOP TRENDS
If you have hazel and green eyes, you should reach for this warm shade to enhance your eye colours cool undertones. Rust shadow works as a natural-looking crease colour on those with caramel skin, as well. If you've got a fairer complexion, a light wash all over the lid adds interest without looking too red.
Like black, deep plum shadows are universally flattering. Plum shadow can beautifully define upper and lower lash lines when applied with an angled shadow brush to make your lashes darker and more prominent. Use your angled brush to trace the shadow over creamy eyeliners to make the look more dramatic. Or, you can wet the brush and dip it into a plum powder shadow and use it as a soft eye liner on your upper and lower lids. Plum is a great alternative to black for the holiday season!
For a striking contrast, those with baby blues should opt for a copper shadow all over the lid and underneath the lower lash line. Blue and orange are on the opposite end of the colour wheel, so it will make blue eyes pop! The same idea applies to your complexion – if you have cool undertones, a deep copper hue will be particularly flattering as a neutral.
Burgundy shadow draws attention to pale eyes, and gives brown eyes a sultry look. To add depth and dimension, blend this colour along the creases and outer corners with a fluffy brush. Avoid using it all over the lid, which can cause eyes to appear heavy.
Rose gold will brighten brown eyes and add subtle contrast to blue ones. Though the hue works on all skin tones, it looks particularly flattering as a brow-bone highlight on dark complexions.
If you can't wait to dig into the jewel-tones this winter, try going for an emerald shadow to start. Emerald works best with eye colours that naturally have brightness to them, like green and amber. To draw extra attention without overwhelming the eyes, dab this shade right along your lash line, almost like an eyeliner.
A deep teal shadow complements all eye colours and skin tones, but really pops when paired with warm eye colours. Spread the shade all over the lid with a dense brush, steering clear of your inner-corners and lower lash lines. Applying it below the eyes can create the look of dark circles.