Getting a beautiful eye look is simple when you know a few secrets that makeup artists use to create a gorgeous look. To get started, consider choosing eye shadows that work with your skin tone and eye colour. Have fun playing with different colours to find your favourites. And then learn the application tips that best enhance your eye shape. Now, get ready to start mastering the art of makeup!

The Keys to Colour Because the tone of your skin impacts a colour after application, it is important to consider skin tone as much as eye colour when choosing an eye shadow.

Ivory complexions work well with a range of neutrals, cool purples, reddish browns and blue-greens. For a more dramatic look, deep greens and taupes or warm purples can also be used.

Beige skin tones can be complemented with taupes, tawnies, greens, warm browns and deep plums. Charcoal gray, navy or deep purple are perfect for a striking evening look.

Bronze skin tones, use deep or dark browns, deep greens such as forest green or charcoal grays. Dramatic looks are best created with dark purple, dark brown or charcoal.

When choosing eye shadows that bring out the colour of your eyes, pick shades that either complement or contrast your irises.

Blue eyes radiate with warm browns, bronze, copper and other shades with similar orange undertones.

Green eyes look great in purples, plums and taupes.

Hazel eyes stand out in shades of deep greens and lavenders and shades with soft yellow undertones.

Brown eyes
look gorgeous in any colour, especially purples, pinks, grays or blues.