• Jan 22, 2019
  • by Joy Pujol

Choosing the right makeup palette to complement your complexion isn’t difficult as long as you know how to choose a family of colors for your skin tone, eyes and hair shade.

Palettes can be a bit overwhelming and confusing because there are so many different colors, and you might not know what to do. It’s really tempting when you see lovely colors especially if you’re starting out. 

  1. Start with the basic and you’ll never go wrong. Starting with neutral colors will only give you elegant and classy looks but it will allow you to be comfortable on how to use and mix and match your palettes.


  1. Tons of palettes or eye shadow boxes come with hundreds of colors. Don’t be overwhelmed with the numbers, instead choose high quality with basic colors you could use. You will get more pigment and staying power from those shades.


  1. Colors can work together; it’s just a matter of mix & match and blending. Some palettes have a lot of colors that you wouldn’t use.  You’ll just get confused and again overwhelmed with the quantity.



  1. Choose a palette for your eye color. There are certain colors that will make your eyes stand out more than others. For instance, if you have brown eyes, go for greens, neutrals, and gold tones. If you have brown eyes, choose touch of greens, neutrals, and gold tones. If you have blue eyes, you should rock browns and cool shadows to make them standout.


  1. Use different brushes with different colors or simply wipe/clean the brush before using it with another color.



  1. Since you’re working with a lot of different color of shadows, keep in mind that lighter colors are for highlighting so they'll be applied to your brow bone and the inner corners of your eye. Dark shades however are for adding drama and creating dimension, which is why they're applied to your outer corner and the crease of your eyelid.