1. Brown Smoky Eye
The key to an everyday eyeshadow look is to keep it relatively simple. A brown smokey eye is the perfect look for work, school, or going out and about on the town with your friends. Or even on a romantic date in the park! While this look will take a few minutes to achieve, it will pay off in the long run. You’ll want to start with a shade that matches your skin tone. Then follow that up with a light brown shade for a transition color, and finally a darker more radiant brown to put over that. It might take a little bit of practice to achieve, but in the end it will all be worth it. It is definitely the type of look that makes it seem like you put in basically no effort all but will still make you look and feel 10/10.
2. Soft Shimmer
Nothing beats a light glam look that you can wear into the classroom or workplace, and almost if not all eyeshadow pallets have at least one shimmer shade. For this everyday eyeshadow look, all it takes is a quick sweep of your blending brush. To accomplish this makeup look, pop on a matte shade, blend it slightly and then put on a shimmer shade with your brush or finger on top of it. If you want to make the look stand-out even more, add some liner or mascara to finish it off! For those of you that have mastered the art of putting on a pair of lashes, that will work too! While lashes can be tricky to glue on if you haven’t done it before, don’t fret. Just like this makeup look, all it’ll take is a little bit of patience and practice.
3. Shadowed Liner
The first place I saw this type of eyeshadow look was on Kylie Jenner, the social media glam queen herself. Instead of using your everyday black pen liner, try and use some eyeshadow instead! It will create a softer but definitive eye look that will make those around you turn in awe of your style and skill. As an added bonus, it is insanely easier to fix, and there is thankfully no chance of getting liquid eyeliner in your eye. For those of us who’ve experienced such a nuisance, we try to avoid a repeat of the same incident as often as we can.
All this look takes is a swift sweep of brown shadow, starting from your lash line to your outer corner. To ensure that the shadow won’t fade away throughout the day, try and layer on some eyeshadow primer before you start. If you want to be a bit more daring, try using a pink or orange shadow to create the liner! Remember, at the end of the day, makeup is supposed to be fun!
4. All Matte
Much like the shimmer look, if you have an eyeshadow pallet, then it will most likely contain a majority of matte shades. If you don’t know what a matte shade is, it is basically a shade without any sheen, glitter, or shine. All matte looks are clean and precise, regardless of what colors you want to use. For a natural “no makeup” makeup look, dip into a light brown shade and blend it all over the lids. If you’re feeling a little riskier, try out a pink and blend a little black into the outer corner of your lid. Adding a little matte black shade into the outer corner will always add depth and dimension to any eye.