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.
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.