Have you ever been disappointed by the color of an eye shadow ? Did you have the feeling that this shade did not flatter the color of your irises? No stress! Obviously, when it comes to choosing an eye shadow, any combination, all extravagances are welcome, but for more everyday makeup, certain colors are particularly suitable for highlighting your eyes.
How to choose your eyeshadow? What color palette should we select according to the color of our eyes? Let's discover colorimetry : this very simple technique will allow you to choose the right colors to highlight your eyes. ROARRR!
The use of colorimetry in makeup
The basics of colorimetry and the chromatic circle
Colorimetry is a great support to know the range of colors that suits us best. This color palette is determined by our different natural colors. At this stage, it is necessary to take stock of the color of your hair, skin and eyes. The colors of your color chart are in accordance with your natural colors. Indeed, the enhancement is immediate: healthy glow and soothed features. You get it, some colors are made for us while others aren't necessarily.
The chromatic circle consists of the primary colors and the secondary colors. Do you remember art class? These concepts are discussed ever since elementary school. The 3 primary colors are blue, yellow and red. These are the so-called "fundamental" colors. It is impossible to design them by mixing two colors together. The chromatic circle is enriched with secondary colors : green, purple, and orange. These shades are complementary. Green, purple and orange are the result of mixing two primary colors. Mixing all of the colors together produces brown. Each primary color has a complementary color. They contrast and compensate each other. Red is neutralized by green while orange by blue. Purple, blue and green are cool colors. Conversely, red, orange and yellow are warm colors.
Makeup Artists & colorimetry
Makeup professionals regularly use the chromatic circle and colorimetry to make up the eyes, complexion and mouth. Make-up is an art governed by rules, including colorimetry. The goal of the Makeup Artist is to play on the different shades, highlights and shadows to attenuate, reveal or camouflage certain areas of the face. The makeup artist's job is to get the right color palette that perfectly matches a person's skin tone, eye color, and hair tone. Eyeliner shadow as well as lipsticks and complexion products hold no secrets for him.
Brown, green and blue eye makeup
Using the color wheel, we can identify the colors that suit you best. If you take eye shadow that is very close to the color of your iris, for example, it will weaken the radiance of your eyes. The correct method is to focus on the complementary color, the one shown opposite the color of your iris. It's your turn to discover the beautiful colors of eyeshadows !
Brown eye makeup is relatively easy, it is a color that harmonizes with many shades. The brown pupil is a warm color that we will dress up with a cooler shade, which will change depending on your undertone, i.e. the shade of brown in your eyes:
- Are your eyes hazel? Shades of blue are for you.
- Are your pupils brown with yellow highlights? Go for a color palette around the plum color.
- Are your eyes brown or black? Your color propels us to the center of the chromatic circle. This means that you can treat yourself: all eyeshadow/ eyeliner colors will look great on you.
Read all our tips for making up brown eyes
Making up green eyes offers multiple options. Opposite of green, we find two equally colorful shades: purple and red. By diverting them a little, we get three color ranges suitable for green eyes. Set your sights on pink, plum and red hues. It is possible to opt for gold and copper color charts.
Read all our tips for making up green eyes
This cold shade is adorned with warmth through brown, copper and orange shades. Blue is opposite yellow. Yellow is quite a difficult color to work with. Thus, we divert this shade in favor of those mentioned. Blue eye makeup may be intimidating, but in reality, with colorimetry, it's easy. So Roarrr!
Read all our tips for making up blue eyes
It's time to experiment very concretely and very freely with colorimetry, going from classic associations to the most daring. Of course, makeup is above all a pleasure. The idea is not to lock yourself in a frame, but simply to master a few simple rules commonly used by experts.