Tips on Buying the Best Eyeshadow Palette According to Your Skin Tone
Makeup and women go together but when it comes to eye makeup it gets a little more difficult and confusing as to how to do it the best way. Women tend to use all the makeup there is to look beautiful and to enhance their confidence but most of them are skeptical about using eye makeup especially eyeshadows. It is important to know that applying eyeshadow may seem like a daunting task but if you know how to do it and use the colors as per your skin tone then it does get easier.
Here are some tips on how to find the perfect eyeshadow according to your skin tone.
- Know that each skin colour has a certain yellow, ashen or pink tinge to it regardless of its complexion. This tinge or hue is called an undertone. So, if you have skin that looks blueish then your undertone is cool but if it has a yellow, peachy or golden hue then the undertone is warm. People with neither undertone are said to have neutral undertones.
- It is important to find eyeshadow palettes that enhance your undertone. You can go with gold, orange and reds for warm tones and try using blues, greens and purples for cooler undertones. People with neutral skin tones are the lucky ones who can go with both warm and cool shades.
- If you are a dark-skinned person then the bolder is always the better. You can go with rich hues like crazy blues and pinks, they can also try metallic shades as well. For an afternoon party they can use burgundy and warm gold shades and at night time champagne and rose gold shimmers look exceptionally good on them. They can also carry glitter eyeshadows applied wet for an intense look.
- People with tan skin should use warm, illuminating and highly pigmented metallic colours. If your skin is tanned with warm undertones can try using rich blues. For people with cooler undertones grey or lavender shades look the best. It makes their skin glow.
- If you are faired skin or pale skin then the best colours for you could be taupe, rose gold and champagne hues, you can also go with warm earthy shades like gold and bronze and have perfect eyes. Shades of plum and green with a dash of shimmer would also look great for a night party on fair skin.
Best Eyeshadow Palettes for Dark Skin
We have listed out some great eyeshadow palettes for people with dark skin. These shades are perfect for Indian skin tone and can change your look instantly.
1. Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette
The Urban Decay Naked Heat eyeshadow palette is a beautiful one that is recommended by beauty influences like Jackie Aina. This iconic palette has gorgeous shades from matte to shimmer in bronze and taupe that will complement your dark skin for sure. These twelve earthy shades will make it difficult for you to decide on which one to use when you want to party out. The Naked Palette is available for Rs. 4,299 on ubuy.co.in.
2. Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Mini Eyeshadow Palette
This is a beautiful mini palette from Huda. This Huda beauty Nude Obsession is one of the best palettes you can find in the market that gives you shades of pink, peach and shimmer altogether. You can easily wear these shades during an outing with your friends to a beach or to a club at night. These shades are made specifically for women with darker skin tones to give their eyes that special sultry look. The Huda beauty nude obsession palette is available for Rs.2,400 on nykaa.com.
3. L.A Girl Mesmerizing Eyeshadow
Another excellent eyeshadow palette you can look into is the L.A Girl Mesmerizing eyeshadow. This palette has extraordinary shades of peach, brown and pink that look best on Indian skin. This is a luxurious, long-lasting and intensely pigmented collection. It comes in 16 quads so you to choose the one best suited for your skin. You can buy this palette for Rs. 641 from purplle.com.
4. Delora Jones Molten Bronze
The Delora Jones Molten Bronze eyeshadow palette will make you fall in love with it as soon as you set your eyes on it. The palette has 12 buttery and soft shades that you can mix and match and create an intense look for your eyes. It has shades like Rosette, Mahogany, Karma, Pink diamond and Wisdom with 3 creamy molten metallic bronze colors to give you a rich look for a night. This palette is available for Rs. 3,999 at delorajones.com.
5. Maybelline New York the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline is a well know brand when it comes to beauty and makeup products and if you are looking for an eyeshadow palette then you are at luck. The Maybelline New York The Nudes palette comes with 12 attractive nude shades to get you those smoky eyes you always wanted. It has shades like the bold beiges, sultry sands to brazen bronze that will help you create cold eye looks. This gorgeous palette can be bought for Rs. 905 from amazon.in.
6. Morphe 35V Stunning Vibes Artistry Palette
Tired of finding the right eyeshadow for you to match with all your outfits, don't worry and check out this Morphe 35V stunning vibes artistry palette that will give you all shades under the sun in one go. This palette has 25 shades from chromes, to shimmer to hot mattes. This palette will help you turn your obsession into a passion before you know it. Have loads of fun mixing and matching 35 shades and creating the look you always wanted for your eyes. You can buy this palette for Rs. 2,700 from bikayi.com.
7. Colorbar Nectar Crush Eyeshadow Palette
Colorbar is quite popular for offering excellent makeup products in affordable price. Here is the Colorbar Nectar crush eyeshadow palette with 12 beautiful shades in golden hues. These shades can easily brighten up your look as well as your mood. These shades are made to look extraordinary on dark skin but will look good on all skin tone. It has classic gold, warm ambers, and rich browns to give you a perfect sexy smoked eye. They are made with rich pigmented colors and blends in easily. You get the eyeshadow palette with a double ended eyeshadow brush for Rs. 1,760 from colorbarcosmetics.com.
8. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Of Pops - Dazzling Diamonds
Ready to shell out some extra bucks for the sake of your eyes? Check out the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury palette of pops - Dazzling Diamonds. This is one of the best eyeshadow you can find if you love smoky eyes. It has pearl pigments with mirror-like reflections to create a magical look for your eyes. The four dazzling shades will keep you rocking through the night. It is compact hence easy to carry in your purse for a touch-up when you need it. It can be bought for Rs. 4,900 from lacarenes.com.
9. Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
This Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette is again a very good one with 14 full pigment shades starting from neutral to berry red hues in matte and metallic finish. These shades are inspired by the resins and paints or Renaissance art and give your eyes and subtle and dramatic look. Some of the shades you get in the palette are lavender, raspberry, dark coffee, brick, earthy grey, gold dust, and burnt Orange. This is a must-have eyeshadow palette for women who are bold and confident. It can be bought for Rs. 3,486.89 from revolve.com.
10. The Warrior II Eyeshadow Palette - Juvia's Place
If you are looking for an eyeshadow palette with a difference then you can buy this Warrior II eyeshadow palette from Juvia's Place. This palette has 9 beautifully earthen shades made for women of colour. These shades will enhance your darker skin tone and make it glow. The colours are high pigmented and easily bendable for you to mix and match and create a unique colour for yourself. Buy it for Rs. 2,508 from ubuy.co.in.
Best Eyeshadows for Fair Skin
Life is a little easier for people with fair skin. They can use almost all the colors easily but there are certain colors that really make them shine. Here are a number of eyeshadow palettes that are apt for fair skinned people.
11. Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded Palette - Iconic Fever
Wearing eye makeup not only enhances the beauty of your eye but also boosts confidence as long as you know which shades would go best with your skin. People with fair skin can use this Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded palette which is a great mix of matte and shimmer shades at an affordable price. It has 15 warm burnt shades of Orange, rustic red and Burgundy that you can experiment with. This excellent eyeshadow palette can be bought for Rs. 1,050 from nykaa.com.
12. Lakme Absolute Infinity Eyeshadow Palette - Coral Sunset
Do we really need to talk about Lakme with it comes to beauty products? Didn't think so, here is a gorgeous Lakme Absolute Infinity eyeshadow palette - Coral Sunset for just Rs. 597. The palette has beautiful hues of peach, coral, orange, red and beige that goes perfectly well with fair skin. You can create different looks according to your mood and party all night in confidence. This absolute eyeshadow is available at lakmeindia.com.
13. Eyeshadow X 9: Burgundy Times Nine
Gone are the days when women made a statement with lips, they are now masked but your eyes can still talk for you. If you plan to party all weekend or go to a wedding you will need good eye makeup to look extraordinary. Here is eyeshadow X 9: Burgundy Time Nine that can do just what you need for your eye makeup. This palette has 9 shades in burgundy hues that go well with any outfit and any party well. You can mix and match the colors and add a dash of shimmer and turn heads in a party and for that you can get this for Rs. 3,900 from maccosmetics.in.
14. Miss Rose 16 Color Glitter and Matte Eyeshadow Palette
To get perfect eye makeup you need to know how to blend colors perfectly but that is not possible if your eyeshadows are chalky or not pigmented enough. It is important to always buy a good eyeshadow to get the most out of it. Did you know that you don't need to spend a fortune to buy a good quality eyeshadow? You can start with Miss Rose Glitter and Matte eyeshadow Palette that comes with 16 colors for you to choose from. These are highly pigmented eyeshadows that will blend easily and create a mesmerizing look for you. You can buy this one for just Rs. 369 from dhani.com.
15. Faces Canada Ultime Pro Eyeshadow Palette Rose 02
This list would be incomplete without this Faces Canada Pro eyeshadow palette. This palette has 10 powder matte and shimmer colors that are velvety smooth and glides effortlessly. It offers long lasting coverage and has a shelf life of 6 months. This palette is available for Rs. 999 on healthandglow.com.
16. Lancome Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette
If you are a fan of naturally smoky eyes then you can try this Lancome Hypnose eyeshadow palette that comes with 5 colours in a purple hue. These shades can create an extraordinary look on a lunch date or to a night party. This palette offers colours that are highly pigmented and have a soft and smooth texture to it. The price of this palette is a little on the higher side but then again it is your eye we are talking about and this eyeshadow is worth every penny. You can buy it for Rs. 4,100 from sephora.nnnow.com.
17. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Using eyeshadow to enhance the beauty of one’s eye goes back to the Egyptian times when people used Kohl to highlight their eyes. Now you can use this Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow Palette to do the same and add more color and drama to your face. This is palette has 16 matte and shimmer shades to create a limitless look for you. It has natural browns, pretty pinks and luscious plums infused with the aroma of chocolate which is made with 100% cocoa powder formula. These shades are rich and natural. You can buy this palette for Rs. 4,500 from nykaa.com.
18. Nyx Professional Make Up Ultimate Edit Petite Shadow Palette
The NYX Professional Makeup Palette is again a very good option for people who like bright colours. This palette has six hues ranging from burnt orange to deep green. This palette will help you create a very cool and exotic look for a fun party. The colours are super creamy and easy to blend. It is also a great palette to carry with you while you travel or like to touch up from time to time due to its mini size. This can be bought for Rs.1194 from amazon.in.
19. Coloured Raine Vivid Pigments Palette
Summer is here and so is the wedding season. No matter what look you decide to flaunt this wedding season you will need good eye makeup to let your eyes do the talking for you. This is where this Coloured Raine Vivid Pigments Palette comes into the picture. This palette has 16 colours starting from deep purples to ruby reds and bright yellow; yes it has all the colours you can think of in one palette. These colours are highly pigmented and you won't need a primer to go with them. They are skin friendly and help you create a bold look. You can buy it for Rs. 5,310 from colouredraine.com.
20. Blend the Rules Eyeshadow Palette
If you are the artist type and love to create art on a canvas then you will love this Sugar Blend The Rules eyeshadow Palette as it will give you a chance to create art on your eyes. This palette brings you 8 super pigmented shades that are smooth and easy to blend. It also has a round blending brush and a doe tip sponge on the other side to make things easier for you. You can choose from different options that they offer like Flawless with warm natural colors, Warrior with Smokey colors, Fantasy with a tinge of Mauve and Fetish that has the nudes you crave for. You can buy one or all options for Rs. 1,199 each from sugarcosmetics.com.
21. Pérsona Cosmetics Identity Eyeshadow Palette
If you are one of those people who do not like to compromise with quality when it comes to its cost then you can check out Pérsona Cosmetics Identity Eyeshadow Palette. This one has 12 buttery mattes and shimmers that are super pigmented and easy to blend. Their warm and earthy colours will make you stand out in the crowd be it a day get-together or a night party. This Persona palette is available for Rs. 6,469 at desertcart.in.
Best Eyeshadows for Wheatish Skin
Wheatish skin is the most desired skin around the world and most Indian women have a wheatish skin tone. Here are some great eyeshadows palettes made especially for women with wheatish skin tone and love to show it off.
22. The City Mini Eyeshadow Palette
It can get hectic to buy individual eyeshadows not to mention finding a place to keep them all safe instead you can buy this City Mini eyeshadow Palette and have a blast with these six dramatic shades. This 6 colour eyeshadow palette will help you create a customized look each time you step out. It has neutrals and bronzes that go well with a dusky complexion and can be worn at any time of the day. This palette is available for Rs. 900 on maybelline.co.in.
23. Lakme 9 to 5 Eye Color Quartet eyeshadow Desert Rose
The Lakme 9 to 5 series has some great makeup products and one of them is this Quartet eyeshadow Desert Rose. This one comes with 4 gorgeous colours to give a well-defined and intense look. It has a unique combination of colours that you can mix and match and create a different look for you. It comes with soft beige, pink and purplish colours that have just the right amount of shimmer in them to make you glow through the night. You can get this palette at an affordable price of Rs. 520 from healthandglow.com.
24. L'oreal Paris La Petite Eyeshadow Palette
If you love eye makeup then you will love this L'oreal Paris La Petite eyeshadow palette for sure. This palette has some of the most gorgeous combinations of colours when it comes to eye makeup. It comes in four variations The Maximalist has dark red and burgundy shades, the Feminist with cool shades including green and purple, the Nudist with nudes we all die for and the Optimist with colours you can't even imagine. All these shades come in a diamond finish and are made with pressed powder formula to give you the best result. It can be bought for Rs.799 only from lifestylestores.com.
25. Luxury Eyeshadow PaletteCharlotte Tilburybrand:Charlotte Tilbury
The Charlotte Tilbury Luxury eyeshadow palette is one of the best when it comes to dusky skin tone. It comes with four highly pigmented shades that add definition to your eyes with just one stroke. It has a collection that ranges from bronze and golden to deep reds and purple that will help you create a disco look to a deep sultry look in an instant. You can buy this palette and have fun with the colors for Rs. 4106.78 from revolve.com.
26. PAC Luxe Shadowbox X9
PAC is known to make best quality makeup products in India and you can start by trying their PAC Luxe Shadowbox X9. This one has two palettes with 9 colours each. All the shades in the palette are unique and come in a beautiful combination of mauve shades. They make a perfect eyeshadow palette for a daytime get-together or a night out with friends. It comes in compact and travel-friendly packaging. You get warm, bright, neutral-tone colours that are excellent for women with wheatish complexion. You can buy this palette for Rs. 1,595 from amazon.in.
27. 12 Color Eyeshadow Warm Edit - VED001
The 12-color eyeshadow warm edit can again be a very good choice for women with a dusky complexion.This palette domes in four editions: Dawn Edit : Deep vibrant shades consisting of shades like pink, purple, brown & copper, Rose Edit : Nude to deep shades of pinks and purples, Paris Edit : Nude shades of pink, purple, brown and beige, and Warm Edit : Warmer tones on red, orange, gold and bronze.
The shades are super pigmented and easy to blend. They are free of paraben, sulfates or phthalates. This is also a travel-friendly pack so you can carry it with you for touch-ups in your purse without any hassles. This powder-based eyeshadow palette can be bought for Rs. 2,249.25 from viseartofficial.in.
28. Sivanna 100 Color Makeup Pro Eyeshadow Palette
Sivanna Cosmetics is a well-known Thai brand which offers great and affordable makeup products in India. They have 3 eyeshadow palettes in the Indian market currently. This palette comes with 100 vibrant colours for you to choose from, you will never have to buy another eyeshadow again once you lay your hands on this one. These shades are highly pigmented and glide easily on the eyes to give your eyes a perfect look. This is an extremely budget-friendly palette that you can buy and have a blast with your friends. You can buy it for Rs. 899 from swissbeauty.in.
29. L.A. Colors 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette
L.A. Colors is one of the most affordable drugstore makeup brands in India that has come straight from the USA. Their 12-color palette is one of the best when it comes to quality and price range. It has awesome shades that are highly pigmented and will make your eyes talk instantly. These shades are in earthy colours which are perfect for an Indian skin tone and it is available for Rs. 275 on nykaa.com.
30. Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
How can we miss out on Chanel when talking about beauty products? The CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra eyeshadow comes with four different shades that will give you intense results. You can create multiple looks with the help of the shades available in this palette. All four shades are super pigmented and has creamy consistency to it which makes it super easy to apply. It comes in a luxurious black case with an inbuilt mirror and two eyeshadow applicators. You can choose from the different color tones and create and elegant look for you depending on the event you are going to. This palette can be bought for Rs. 6737.06 from caretobeauty.com.
Tips on Applying Eyeshadow Flawlessly
We understand that applying eyeshadow may be a daunting task for some women but it is actually very easy once you get the hang of it. Here are a few tips on how to apply perfect eye makeup and look your best in a jiffy.
- Remember you don't need to be a pro in the art of makeup to get eyeshadow right, all you need are the right tools and some practice.
- You need to buy makeup brushes before you start with eyeshadows. It is recommended to buy good quality brushes that are even made to get the right effect each time.
- Next, choose the colour you like. You can also choose according to the texture, hue and brand but the colour is super important. You can go for loose powder, compact powder or in cream forms when buying a palette for yourself.
- Start with applying normal face makeup and leave the eye makeup for the last. Apply your concealer, foundation, blush, and brow liner and then move to eyeshadow.
- It is better to apply a base eyeshadow before applying colour of your choice. Take your brush and sweep up your favourite base shade on the eyelid. You can either use the base colour all the way up to the brow bone or stop at the crease of the eye for an everyday look.
- Now, pick a colour that is one step darker than your lightest shade. You can use a flat brush and pat this colour over the lid from the lash line to the crease. Don't put it beyond your crease or outwards.
- Next, contour your lid with the darkest shade and use a dome brush to contour your eyelids. You should start at the outside corner of the eye and move the brush in a half-moon motion up and around the crease. Remember to keep the darkest shade along your lash line and fade it out as you move up.
- Blend the eyeshadow and clean your dome brush with soap and water. Now use your clean brush to blend along the edges of the shadow to fade it into your skin. You need to blend all three colours together to get a perfect look and you are done.
Choose the Size Wisely
The whole concept of the pallet is that everything you need is in one place, so you don't have to carry around many different products. With that in mind, think about the size of your pallet. A smaller palette with more carefully chosen colors may be more practical, and if you only do your makeup in the bathroom, a larger palette with a wider range of colors is a good choice