Fall Eye Shadow Looks

The bright sunny days of summer saw glistening, shimmering shadows and light pastels and mauve eye shadows. When autumn begins, women naturally want a more subdued eye shadow style. This autumn season appears to point to a trend to using eye shadow to create smoky eyes. This is a style that is effective for day or evening wear and it’s relatively simple to create.

Smoky eye fashion

Fall Eye Shadow Accents Smoky Eyes

To create your personal autumn smoky eyes , consider your eye and hair color as well as skin tone. A smoky-eyed look needn’t appear garish. There are lucky ladies with contrasting eye, hair and skin colors like blonde hair, fair skin and green or blue eyes or brown hair, blue eyes and peach skin tone or red hair, hazel eyes and a complimentary skin tone. These women can create smoky eyes with three eye shadow colors. For ladies with coordinating eye and hair color and skin tones, like brown hair, brown eyes and olive or sallow skin, or brown or black hair, deep dark eyes and ebony skin tones, creating smoky eyes can be done with two eye shadows.

Choose Your Eye Shadow Shades

Create a basic autumn smoky-eyed look using three shadows for contrast or two shadows for coordinating. For three shadows choose a light creamy shade to accent below the eyebrows. Select a slighter darker shade for the eyelid nearest the lashes and then add a deep accent just above the eyelid and below the shadow applied to the area beneath the brows. The shades can vary by personal color preferences like a pale peach for under the browline, mauve for the eyelids and deep amethyst or violet for the area beyond the eyelid. Try other shades like muted blues or greens that graduate for the three areas of the eyes. Variable shades of matte gold and browns also work well to achieve the autumn smoky eye look.

For coordinating color tones, choose eye shadows shades that enhance eye, hair and skin colors. Apply a creamy beige under the browline, a chestnut brown on the lids and accent with a rich chocolate hue beyond the eyelids. For darker skin tones, apply a creamy ivory under the browline, a deep olive to the eyelids and accent with a deeper shade of olive green.


Tips For Smoky Autumn Eyes

Remember the three areas to cover with eye shadow to create your personal look:
. The area under the browline
. The eyelids
. The area beyond the eyelids that’s under the brow bone

Other Autumn Eye Shadow Shades

In addition to peach, mauve, amethyst, violet, muted blue, olive green, chocolate brown and matte gold, look for other popular autumn shades in a variety of copper, paprika, sienna and burnished brown hues. Autumn eye shadows for this season are resoundingly earth tones, given a dose of energy with pale beige, creamy peach and ivory. Eye shadow brings out color of the eyes as well as hair and skin tone and accents autumn wardrobes.

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Seven Top Makeup Shades For Fall

There are hues for every season. Just as the colors of each season change, so do those of our clothing, makeup, and latest fashion trends. Some colors are distinct to the fall season. The following are a few of the hottest makeup shades for the fall season.

Fall Maleup Shades

(1)  Browns: Brown eye shadow palettes are always a hit in the autumn months. They match almost any skin tone and go with many looks because they are natural-looking. You can purchase brown eye shadow palettes in a variety of hues from light toffee-colored browns to creamy mochas and dark chestnuts. Deep chocolates are also popular in the fall.

(2) Blues: Cool blue eye shadow palettes are also appropriate for the cooler fall season. Depending upon your complexion, you can select from dark navy-colored blues or light, shimmery turquoise ones. If you’re not too hot on blue eye shadows, try simply using a cobalt blue eyeliner for that cool pop of autumn blue.

(3) Greens: Dark greens are also great for the fall season. They pair extremely well with brown and golden color palettes as well. If you’re not too keen on green eye shadow, consider an emerald eye liner instead.

(4) Purples: Deep, intense, rich purple eye shadow palettes are some of the best hues for the autumn months. They look particularly striking with many of fall’s hottest clothing colors like browns, greens, and blues. Pair intense Bordeaux purple hues with smoky neutrals for a stunning autumn effect.

(5) Reds: Red eye shadows are particularly popular in the autumn months. Some people, however, are hesitant to wear red for fear that it is too bold or that it doesn’t go well with their complexions. Try a burnt orange instead if you’re skeptical about tackling a full-on red. Burnt orange will give you a bit of that reddish hue without screaming “Red!”

(6) Grays: Smoky eyes are always in style, but especially so in the fall. Grays are nice, cool fall colors. The great thing about gray eye shadow palettes is that you can use them with almost any other palettes to add smokiness to them. Stick to matte grays, though, because metallic grays look almost silver and futuristic.

(7) Peaches, blush, and golden: Peachy, blush, and golden eye shadow palettes are great for fall. They give that autumn blush appearance reminiscent of the changing of the autumn leaves. Shimmery eye shadow palettes work best for peach, blush, and golden colors.

As you can see, there are a variety of palette options appropriate for the fall season. While all palettes might not work well with every skin complexion, there are ways to adjust each palette to your skin type. For instance, if a dark chocolate brown eye shadow doesn’t go well with your skin type, try a neutral colored shimmery brown instead. There are so many hues of each color that with a bit of trial and error, you should be able to find palettes within each color type that go well with your complexion. Also remember that the colors don’t necessarily have to be the color of your eye shadow. Use colored liners for a pop of fall color too.

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Choosing The Best Eye Make Up To Complement Your Eye Colour

When it comes to make up, there are so many different looks you can achieve with a few reliable tools in your make up collection. We show you how to choose the best eye make up for your eye colour and how to avoid those make up faux pas.

Smoky Eye Effect
Best for: Blue and green eyes

The smoky eye effect is incredibly striking and is an easy look to achieve with only a few tools needed. A selection of grey eye shadows, black liquid liner and black mascara will help you achieve this look which will complement blue and green eyes beautifully. Start with the darker colour in the inner corner of your eye followed by a lighter grey shade blended towards the edge. After an application of mascara, it is easy to swipe a thick line of liquid eyeliner which you can then further blend outwards.

The smoky eye effect is easy to achieve and is great for illuminating light eye colours. Be careful not to overdo the dark shadow as it can make even the biggest of eyes look small and overdone.

Green Goddess
Best for: Brown eyes

Green eye shadow isn’t for everyone, but when executed well it can look stunning on those with brown eyes. Pick a shade that suit your warm eye colour: avoid lime greens and think more warming olive green colours. Apply a flick of dark brown eye liner to complete the look along with some chocolate brown mascara.

Pretty Pinks and Purples
Best for: Grey eyes

For those with grey eyes, a light baby pink or lilac eye shadow will look great on you. Sweep a range of pinks and purples over your eyelids and apply a sweep of mascara for a fluttery look. With pinks and purples, a dark grey liner will look great and add a depth element to your eyes.

Glasses wearers needn’t shy away from shadow

Those who wear glasses often feel they must steer clear of bright eye shadows for fear of over-doing it. But fear not, for a bright eye shadow can look great – the key is knowing what is complemented by your glasses style. If you’re wearing large, heavy retro frames you have the opportunity to awaken the style with some bright shadow to accentuate the frame. For those glasses frames that are bright or bold in design, try sticking to one colour shadow but using it in different ways to accentuate the colour frame you’re wearing.

Amy writes for DirectSight, a leading provider of glasses online.

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