If you're a eye palette first-timer, you may feel a touch overwhelmed. Especially with the amount of colours you can get in many palettes might seem like a bit over the top. Of course, the beauty experts and influencers you see on TikTok and Instagram make it look easy, but it might not seem that way when you first get your palette in your hands.
Don't be apprehensive about using a palette! Here's some advice on how you can keep from getting overwhelmed.
Keep it Simple
With your first palette, you are best off picking colours you are familiar with along with some neutral colours; taupes, and browns. This gives you the opportunity for a neutral daytime look as well as a darker, smokier look for the evening.
When working on your eyes, start with lighter colours and then work towards darker colours. Generally speaking, eye makeup is lighter on the inner corners of the eyes and then colours gradually darken as you move outwards. Lighter shades, such as cream, vanilla or white are typically used on the brow bone to highlight and accentuate that area. Deep eye sockets can be accentuated by blending in a taupe colour in a windshield-type wiper motion.
It's a good idea to "swatch" the colours when you first get your eyeshadow palette. Swatching is when you apply small lines of each colour in a row on your forearm. Many eyeshadows look a bit darker or lighter on your skin than they do in the pan. Swatching will help you to get a sense of this and also to get an idea of how the colours work with each other.
Burn to Learn
When it comes to just about anything in life, practice makes perfect. When you have time to kill, play around with your new palette. Trial out different combinations and experiment with all the colours and shades. All makeup professionals have spent countless hours playing around on themselves.
We have carefully selected for collections of complementary shades. You won't be disappointed in the quality, as they are extremely blendable and buttery.
The best thing about these palettes is, if you use or prefer one shade more than the other, you can order that one pan in the refillable section, here - easy!
Regardless of whether you're a makeup novice or an insta-celeb, these eyeshadow palettes are an absolute handbag essential!
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