Different eyeshadow color combinations can have different affects on your natural features. Find out about different eyeshadow color combinations with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hello, I'm Spencer Barnes, celebrity makeup artist. Today, I'm going to show you how to do different eye shadow combinations. Today, I'm going to use the All Expert Eyewear Eye Shadow by Maybelline. This shadow palette gives us four beautiful shades of blues and grays which give you a lot of different options you could do with the eyes. Here's a tip for choosing a color palette. When combining colors it's better if you pick a palette that's either cool or warm. That way your colors are harmonious and they agree with each other. For her we're going to use these cool blues. So I'm going to begin her eyes by using this beautiful pale kind of Winter ice color right under the arch of the brow, just a little bit to create a little highlight and some further dimension right under the brow. The lightest color in your palette is usually a great color to use for highlight because it catches the light and it pulls things forward. So I like to focus on the brow bone, the corners of the eye, anywhere you really want to give a little pop of light. This is a great makeup artist tip, I'm going to use a loose powder and I'm going to pack it right under her eyes because I'm using a very richly pigmented eye shadow and often what happens is the shadow will fall down under the eyes and create a mess. This will allow me to sweep it away more effortlessly making my clean up minimal. I am going to pack this beautiful vibrant cobalt blue right onto the lid of her eye, from the inside corner to the outside. I'm going to take this color right up into the crease area then stop and blend it there. Now I'm just finishing the color off the second eye. What I love about this is this beautiful shape that it gives the eye. I didn't want to come too high up because it is so vibrant, so I faded it right into the crease. Go ahead and open your eyes. Notice how it just stops right inside the crease and is softly blended so that she has an even beautiful eye shape and when her eyes are open you just see a little bit of the halo of the color. So the next color I'm going to use is this subtle pale blue and I'm going to use it right under her eye in the lash line. I'm going to take a small detailed brush and come right under the eye giving a little bit of extra intensity at the lash line, similarly to the way you would an eyeliner but with a shadow. This pale shimmery color will catch the light beautifully right inside the inner corners. Notice how the deep blue cobalt color on the top which is matte compliments beautifully the soft pale shimmer on the bottom below. To finish this combo I'm going to use a dab of this kind of teal blue color with my finger and apply it right to the ball of her lid right there. I don't want a lot, just enough to catch the light. This color has a little more reflective quality and it will help just give a little visual interest to this otherwise flat blue on the lid. Once all of your shadows are in place, go ahead with a sweep of mascara and some liner to finish the whole look. As you see Ebony's eye look is complete, we have a beautiful bold eye. And there you go, different eye shadow color combinations. I'm Spencer Barnes and thank you for watching.