I used to be afraid of black eyeshadow because I did not know what it could be used for other than for lining. People are always afraid of what they don’t know, and I was no different.
However, I recently learnt from a friend the versatility and usefulness of black eyeshadow.
My latest experiment with black eyeshadow has garnered me the most compliments ever, and the best part is that its fast and easy.
- Smudge your favourite black eyeshadow on the lower half of your upper lid, close to your lashes. Take it up about halfway up the lid.
- Next, take your favourite coloured shimmer shadow – silver, lilacs, purples, pinks, greens and blues work amazingly well with black. Smudge it over the top half of your upper lid, and blend it over the black shadow so you don’t see a line separating the two colours.
- Curl lashes and apply mascara and you are good to go!
Here are 2 pictures showing my last effort, using a shimmery black eyeshadow and a green powder eyeshadow. The black is Milani Storm and the green is MAC Pigment in Golder’s Green. Please excuse the messy hair and lack of brows
Eyes closed to show what it looks like when applied
Eyes open to show what it looks like normally
This is a variation of the smokey eye which I have never perfected and is an excellent way to get your eye makeup on and stunning in about 10 seconds flat. The best part is that if you can get away with it, it makes an amazing daytime eye too. Just cut back on the black shadow – just as stunning.