Whether you’re a trend seeker or a trendsetter, having a great eyeshadow look can make or break your whole style. If you want to complete your outfit with a great face of makeup, you’ll need to know all the ins and outs of the eyeshadow trends for this year. Don’t be afraid to try something new or alter the trend a bit, too, that’s how new trends are born! If you want to get started creating some killer makeup looks that will have you looking on-trend all year, here are three trendy eyeshadow looks and how to get them.
- The Daytime Smokey Eye
The daytime smokey eye trend is all about making a traditional smokey eye look wearable during the daytime, not just for evenings and special events. The daytime smokey eye starts with a nude or taupe shadow all over the eyelid, and then a deeper brown shadow being smudged and blended into the crease and along the lash line. The final step for this look is to pat a glittery gold or champagne shade in the center of your lid and inner corner. Finish off with a couple of layers of your favorite black mascara to complete the look. The completed product will elongate and widen your eyes while still providing some drama on your eyes every day. If you want an eyeshadow palette that will bring everything you need together in one package, the DiTO Cosmetics Saturn Shade Palette has the nine pans you’d need for the look.
- Bright Colors and Graphic Liner
Another big trend for this year is wearing a bright colored shadow coupled with a black liquid graphic liner. If you want a bold look for a party or even an everyday glam, opt for a bright purple, yellow, or orange shadow as the centerpiece to your eyeshadow look. Start with a primer to ensure the maximum impact of your shadows, then grab your favorite bright or neon eyeshadow and pile it on. Accent it with a sparkly eyeshadow in the same shade or a deeper matte shadow along the lash line, then you’re ready for a graphic black liquid eyeliner. The most popular shape for this liner is a winged liner, but you can do a cat eye or something more subtle. Just make sure to use a high-quality pen or potted liquid liner, like the Long Lasting Liner from Dito Cosmetics. This liner delivers a smooth, dark line and won’t fade or smudge over time, so you don’t have to worry about how it looks throughout the day.
- All-over Sparkle
A third look to try is an all-over sparkle shadow to make any color eye pop. For this type of look, you’ll need a matte lighter shade shadow to go all over your lid. Then, follow it up with a sparkly shadow in a similar color to make both eyeshadows show up well. The sparkly shadow will catch the light just right and make you look awake and glowing. Apply it minimally and you’re left with a slight eye-catching sheen. Apply the glittery shadow more heavily and you have a disco ball style event look that is sure to turn heads no matter where you’re going. If you want a selection of sparkly and glittery eyeshadows that will make your eyes pop no matter what color they are, check out Dito Cosmetics’ Ice Cubes. The Ice Cubes are small single glitter shadows that pack a lot of punch and have multidimensional sparkles for a look that isn’t one-note.