“No matter what your skin tone, eye color, or eye shape is, there’s nothing a decent black eyeshadow can’t do.”
6 Breathtaking Black Eyeshadow Looks
1. Smokey Eye
Let’s start with something basic. Everyone heard of it; the perfect smokey eye.
In this makeup style you apply black eyeshadow to the eyelid and lower lashline. Blend it out a little for a dramatic effect. Then, to pop your eyes, put black liner on the waterline.
If you want it to be more extra, put on a pair of fake lashes.
2. Crisp Cat-Eye
This one is just breathtaking! Aside from that, it’s also kind of easy to do.
For this one, start with a black eyeshadow and build it up like an eyeliner. Then blend it out without destroying the shape. Try and blend it inwards, but only on the upper part of your eylid (above your crease). Lastly, apply a silver shimmer all over your eyelid, except the black part.
To finish this look add liner (or crayon) on the bottom waterline and mascara.
3. Blended Nudes
Want to look as good as Zendaya? – Do a full face makeup with a strong black eyeshadow look. It’s a fantastic match.
Blend out a nude color on your eyelids. Then, on your eyelid and lower lashline, apply black eyeshadow and blend it out outwards. (creating an eyeliner effect)
Don’t forget to highlight your inner corners. Finally, apply mascara and you’re set to go.
4. Black Diamond
When wearing this eyeshadow look, everyone will stare at you. Wear this at your own risk!
Start with a red eyeshadow and blend it on the crease. After that, cut your crease with deep black eyeshadow and cover the whole eyelid. Then, do a sharp eyeliner and apply a lot of black or silver glitter, or for best results a glittery liquid eyeshadow.
Finish the look with false lashes, highlighter on the inner corner, and black crayon on your waterline. Perfect!
5. Simple Shadow
Perfect for everyday, doesn’t even take long. You can wear it to any location, it’s simple and easy!
At first you put on just a little bit of black shadow on your outer corner. Slightly blend it out. Apply a subtle shimmer on the rest of your lid. Add mascara and done.
6. Color Pop
This look really let’s your eyes pop! The eyeliner and color on your eyelid enhances your eyes perfectly.
In this look you start with black eyeshadow and blend it out on the outer lid. Slowly blend the color downwards, towards the lower lashline. Take a crayon eyeshadow and use it on both your waterlines (upper and lower), for a more dramatic look. Then apply your colored glitter of choice (could also be a glittered liquid eyeshadow).
Top it off with some mascara and we’re finished.
The Different Types of Eyeshadow and How to Use Them
Eyeshadow is utilized to draw attention to our eyes. It will undoubtedly make the eyes look amazing with the appropriate color combination and technique! Using and applying eyeshadow might be intimidating for beginners, which is why I’m here to assist you today. What you should be aware of is that there are various varieties of eyeshadow, each with its own texture, formula, finish, and effect. Your expertise and experience with the many types of eyeshadow will help you choose the best one for your style. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at them one by one:
Liquid eyeshadows come in the same elegant tube as most lip glosses, with a fluffy wand that hopefully isn’t anything like the wands used in Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits. Burn, burn, burn. Think this style of eyeshadow is exclusive for professionals? Think again. Liquid eyeshadows, along with powder, are the best place to start for beginners.
My favorite way to use liquid eyeshadow is as a base because it clings to pigment and boosts its intensity and longevity. However, because liquid, like its cream-based version, creases more easily, this isn’t a good option for folks with oily lids.
To create a colorful winged-eye, apply liquid eyeshadow directly onto the lids with the wand or with a fine, thin liner brush. Liquid eyeshadows dry quickly, so keep that in mind. They’re simple to use yet challenging to master.
Stick Eyeshadow or Crayon Eyeshadow
Stick or crayon eyeshadow is perfect for those who don’t appreciate intricate makeup application. Shadow sticks are extremely versatile and convenient to carry anywhere. It’s incredibly simple to apply because all you have to do is slide it on the lids, blend as desired, and you’ll have the color you want.
The nicest part about shadow sticks is that they have a formula that lasts for a long time. It can endure for up to 24 hours! This is all down to the vibrant hues and concentrated formulas that today’s makeup firms use in their shadow sticks. Consider it a primer and a pigment in one. What I like about them is that they make applying makeup to my lower lids and tear ducts much easier.
The most frequent form of eyeshadow is powder. Powder eyeshadow is the easiest to mix, so it’s a good place to start for cosmetic newbies. Most powder eyeshadows are compressed into individual pans that may be used in a palette; they either come in a palette (duo, quad) or as solitary colors in pans.
This sort of eyeshadow comes in a number of finishes: matte eyeshadow is wonderful for everyday wear, shimmer eyeshadow is great for creating spectacular evening looks, and satin eyeshadow is great for giving your eyes a smooth, satin finish.
One thing to keep in mind is that powder eyeshadow should never be rubbed. In fact, never massage anything into your eye because the skin is so delicate; the more you contact it, the more fine lines and sagging emerge. Apply the color to the eyelid by patting and pressing it softly. I prefer to apply eyeshadow with an eyeshadow brush, but for novices, using your hands would suffice.