After the overwhelming response to my post on 24 color combinations that made me happy, I thought I’d share 24 more color combinations–but this time in a neutral vein. I pulled from popular palettes (all currently available) along with some from Sydney Grace’s single range (most diverse and thus a reliable range to get inspo from). As always, I hope you find something you like enough to try at home, whether you have the exact products or you’re pulling from products you already own!

Note: I try to keep from pulling in very light, more matte shades as they can be more skintone-limiting, so my tip for those who find some combos are too dark, take away one of the darker shades and substitute for something 2-3 shades lighter as appropriate (either go lighter for a crease/transition shade or add-in a lighter shimmer).

About This Series

Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.

You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Speedway, Relax, Eastern Rise, Plummet

7

ColourPop Going Coconuts

Coco Crush, Da Coco, Nutty, Get Crackin’

2

Natasha Denona Biba

Monroe (220M), Shine (218M), Rustic (214M), Pasha (219CM)

4

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Haystack, Sunset, Solomon, Beyond

3

Pat McGrath Divine Rose

Sable Bronze, Astral Solstice, Love Lace, Velouria

5

Urban Decay Born to Run

Stranded, Accelerate, Double Life, Punk

1

Natasha Denona Biba

Rayon (221CP), Monroe (220M), Freckle (217CM), Coco

4

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Spring Fling, Recruit, Somber, Caramel

10

Pat McGrath Bronze Seduction

VR Fire Opal, Gilty Pleasure, Entrapment, Disobedient

1

ColourPop Going Coconuts

Coco Crush, Lovely Bunch, Shell Yeah, Nutty

5

Urban Decay Born to Run

Stranded, Smog, Good as Gone, Weekender

0

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Tiara, Arabian Nights, Rover, Puppy

3

ColourPop Bare Necessities

Rumored, Cufflinks, Act a Fool, All 4 U

9

Anastasia Soft Glam

Rose Pink, Dusty Rose, Mulberry, Cyprus Umber

6

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Strawberries & Cream, Chocolate Bar, Midnight, Hot Stuff

1

Urban Decay Born to Run

Blaze, Riff, Punk, Jet

1

Anastasia x Jackie Aina

Zamn, Lituation, Credit, Edges

7

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Troops, The Greatest Gift, Midnight Gold, Hot Chocolate

5

ColourPop Bare Necessities

Prix Fixe, Fuzzy, Crack On, Dutch Process

1

Natasha Denona Biba

Monroe (220M), Freckle (217CM), Seed (224CM), Spot (227CP)

2

Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Light)

Deanna, Devotion (Light), Robert (Light), Victoria (Light)

2

Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Deep)

John, Albert, Deanna, Cherish (Deep)

6

Anastasia x Jackie Aina

Dwollahs, Lituation, Sponsored, Credit

7

ColourPop Bare Necessities

Designer Duds, Complicated, Crack On, On Holiday

2

After the overwhelming response to my post on 24 color combinations that made me happy, I thought I’d share 24 more color combinations–but this time in a neutral vein. I pulled from popular palettes (all currently available) along with some from Sydney Grace’s single range (most diverse and thus a reliable range to get inspo from). As always, I hope you find something you like enough to try at home, whether you have the exact products or you’re pulling from products you already own!

Note: I try to keep from pulling in very light, more matte shades as they can be more skintone-limiting, so my tip for those who find some combos are too dark, take away one of the darker shades and substitute for something 2-3 shades lighter as appropriate (either go lighter for a crease/transition shade or add-in a lighter shimmer).

About This Series

Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.

You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Speedway, Relax, Eastern Rise, Plummet

ColourPop Going Coconuts

Coco Crush, Da Coco, Nutty, Get Crackin’

Natasha Denona Biba

Monroe (220M), Shine (218M), Rustic (214M), Pasha (219CM)

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Haystack, Sunset, Solomon, Beyond

Pat McGrath Divine Rose

Sable Bronze, Astral Solstice, Love Lace, Velouria

Urban Decay Born to Run

Stranded, Accelerate, Double Life, Punk

Natasha Denona Biba

Rayon (221CP), Monroe (220M), Freckle (217CM), Coco

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Spring Fling, Recruit, Somber, Caramel

Pat McGrath Bronze Seduction

VR Fire Opal, Gilty Pleasure, Entrapment, Disobedient

ColourPop Going Coconuts

Coco Crush, Lovely Bunch, Shell Yeah, Nutty

Urban Decay Born to Run

Stranded, Smog, Good as Gone, Weekender

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Tiara, Arabian Nights, Rover, Puppy

ColourPop Bare Necessities

Rumored, Cufflinks, Act a Fool, All 4 U

Anastasia Soft Glam

Rose Pink, Dusty Rose, Mulberry, Cyprus Umber

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Strawberries & Cream, Chocolate Bar, Midnight, Hot Stuff

Urban Decay Born to Run

Blaze, Riff, Punk, Jet

Anastasia x Jackie Aina

Zamn, Lituation, Credit, Edges

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Troops, The Greatest Gift, Midnight Gold, Hot Chocolate

ColourPop Bare Necessities

Prix Fixe, Fuzzy, Crack On, Dutch Process

Natasha Denona Biba

Monroe (220M), Freckle (217CM), Seed (224CM), Spot (227CP)

Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Light)

Deanna, Devotion (Light), Robert (Light), Victoria (Light)

Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Deep)

John, Albert, Deanna, Cherish (Deep)

Anastasia x Jackie Aina

Dwollahs, Lituation, Sponsored, Credit

ColourPop Bare Necessities

Designer Duds, Complicated, Crack On, On Holiday

After the overwhelming response to my post on 24 color combinations that made me happy, I thought I’d share 24 more color combinations–but this time in a neutral vein. I pulled from popular palettes (all currently available) along with some from Sydney Grace’s single range (most diverse and thus a reliable range to get inspo from). As always, I hope you find something you like enough to try at home, whether you have the exact products or you’re pulling from products you already own! Note: I try to keep from pulling in very light, more matte shades as they can Continue Reading…