How to Pick Eyeshadow Combinations

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Have you ever looked at someone’s perfectly blended eyeshadow and wondered how they achieved that mesmerizing effect? I know I did and I also know this happens to many of us. But right now, I am going to spill the secrets I’ve learned as a Seint Artist on how to pick eyeshadow combinations.


For me, it’s not random why some colors in your palette go together harmoniously and some don’t.  There’s a little bit of science to it and this is what I am going to share. To provide you with a quick answer, it’s about understanding color theory, playing with different finishes, and enhancing your eye shape. 


So, be ready to unlock a whole new level of creativity with me as I guide you through step-by-step techniques on choosing complementary shades that will take your eye makeup from ordinary to extraordinary!


We’ll explore six simple tips that will revolutionize your approach. From understanding the color wheel to selecting shades that complement your eye color, by the end of this article, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to create stunning eyeshadow looks.


Let’s dive in and unlock the secrets to perfect eyeshadow combinations!

The Color Wheel Guide

To create stunning eyeshadow combinations, use the color wheel as your guide. The color wheel is a useful tool for understanding how different shades can work together.


One way to create striking eyeshadow looks is by using complementary color combinations. These are colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as purple and yellow or blue and orange. 

By pairing contrasting shades, you can create depth and dimension in your eye makeup.

Choosing Similar Shades

Another technique is to explore similar shades or monochromatic eyeshadow looks, which involve using variations of the same color. 



When choosing similar shades for pairing eyeshadows, opt for colors that are in the same color family. Select shades that are closely related and have similar undertones. For example, taupe and browns, purple and pinks.


Creating a monochromatic look using eyeshadows from the same color family can give your eyes a cohesive and polished appearance.


Gradient blending is a technique you can try, where you blend different shades of the same color family from light to dark for a seamless transition.

Pairing Neutrals With Rich Colors

When pairing neutrals with rich colors, complement your eyeshadow look by combining subtle, earthy tones with vibrant, bold hues.

Rich and Neutral Usual Combinations

Bold vs. Subtle: 

Explore different levels of intensity in neutral and rich eyeshadow combinations. Experiment with deep, smoky browns and intense jewel tones like emerald green or sapphire blue for a striking contrast.



Monochromatic Magic: 

Create stunning looks using varying shades of neutrals and rich colors. Try blending warm caramel tones with rich terracotta shades for a harmonious and sophisticated look.



The Power of Contrast: 

Play with high contrast pairings of neutrals and rich colors for an eye-catching effect. Pair a soft champagne shimmer with a deep plum shade for a captivating and dramatic look.



Unexpected Combos: 

Discover unconventional color combinations that surprisingly work well with neutral and rich eyeshadows.



Transition Techniques: 

Master the art of blending neutrals and rich colors seamlessly for a flawless eyeshadow look.

Combining Cool and Warm Tones

Continue exploring different techniques for pairing eyeshadows by combining cool and warm tones in order to create captivating and harmonious eye looks.

Enhancing With Shimmer and Matte

To elevate your eyeshadow look, add dimension by incorporating shimmer and matte finishes. Experiment with bold and subtle combinations to create a day to night look.

Master the art of blending shimmer and matte shadows for a seamless and professional finish. Achieve a smoky eye by layering different textures, using shimmer on the lid and matte shades in the crease.

Complementary Eyeshadow Based on your Eyes Color

Enhance your eye shape by strategically placing eyeshadow shades. 

For example, if you have brown eyes, try using metallics, purples, and burgundies to make your eyes pop.


If you have blue eyes, go for shades like orange, brown, coral, champagne, or pink.


Green eyes can be enhanced with purple, pink, brown, or tan shades.


And if you have hazel eyes, try using pink, brown, green, gold, and blue shades.

Eyeshadow Combos Quick Guide

Mixing blue and orange tones can create a striking contrast that’s sure to impress.


Experimenting with brown and coral shades can bring warmth and depth to your eye makeup.


For a dramatic and sultry look, try creating a stunning look with purple and burgundy eyeshadows.


If you’re feeling adventurous, explore the combination of green and tan hues for a fresh and natural look.



Lastly, using gold and blue shades can enhance hazel eyes and make them pop.

Artist Jo's Advice

With the knowledge gained from this quick guide, you can now confidently craft an eyeshadow combination that will represent your unique style.


Starts with understanding the color wheel, choosing similar shades, and pairing neutrals with rich colors, these are essential techniques that you may be able to adapt quickly when looking for the next eyeshadow color combination to try.


Additionally, adding shimmer to matte shadows and combining cool and warm tones will take your eyeshadow game to the next level.


So go ahead, experiment, and unlock the secrets to your perfect eyeshadow combo!

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