With so many color choices out there, it baffles me when I see someone matching their eyeshadow to their outfit! I’ve been noticing this “trend” a lot more lately. After I come home from my day job, first thing I do is get out of my suit, throw on some sweats, grab a bowl of Cheerios, and watch The Wendy Williams TV Show on my DVR. After the first 4 or 5 How U Doin’?s, I start spotting at least four women in the audience that are wearing a nice pop of color (like pink, purple, or green) but then also have a matching eyeshadow color. Grrrrrr
So what’s so bad about this?
Well, to be frank, it’s overkill. The eye loves balance so having to jump back and forth between your outfit and your eyeshadow is hard on the eye. Also, being too matchy-matchy can read very young–like teenager young.
So what do you wear?
I’ve created a quick guide on some eyeshadow color suggestions for different wardrobe colors:
If you’re wearing blue, then try greys, silvers, purples, greens, browns, and golds
If you’re wearing green, then try blues, golds, silvers, and browns
If you’re wearing purple, then try blues, greys, silvers, greens, browns, and golds
If you’re wearing red, then try silvers, golds, and browns
If you’re wearing yellow, then try blues, purples, golds, and browns
If you’re wearing pink, then try purples, golds, silvers, and browns
If you’re wearing gold, then try purples, browns, and greens
If you’re wearing silver, then try greens, purples, and browns
You can also never go wrong with a neutral eye (using colors close to your skin tone with a darker color in the crease) or a smoky eye.
What are some of your favorite colors to wear?