How To Make Eyeshadow Pop On Deeper Skin Tones

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
How to make eyeshadow pop on deeper skin tones

If you’re blessed with dusky skin tone, you might be a little too familiar with the struggle of making your eyeshadow show up. Even if you pick an eyeshadow palette with really pigmented shades, the colours turn out to look so ‘meh’ when applied on the lids. Sounds a bit too familiar?

Well, fret not because we at BeBe have the perfect solution to this problem. All you need to do is follow these simple tips mentioned below, and we (pinky) promise that you’ll be able to rock just about any eyeshadow shade with elan!


01. Prime your eyelids the right way

03. Opt for bold, vibrant colours

MUAs swear by this trick to make eyeshadows pop. Dip some micellar water on a cotton pad and swipe it across your eyelids to get rid of excess oil. Next, apply an eye primer and give it 1-2 minutes to settle. Then apply some concealer to hide any discolouration on the lids and set it with an eyeshadow colour that’s closest to your skin tone. Try this and watch your eyeshadow game transform and how!


02. Layer your eyeshadows

03. Opt for bold, vibrant colours

Don’t do in with a darker colour in the first. Start by applying a matte nude eyeshadow to the entire lid. Then apply a slightly darker transitional shade and finally apply the central eyeshadow shade. These layers will ensure that the result looks really stunning and neat.


03. Opt for bold, vibrant colours

03. Opt for bold, vibrant colours

Image courtesy: @priyankacentral

Deeper skin tones make for the perfect canvas to flaunt rich and vibrant shades as they do not look stark against your skin tone. Go ahead and flaunt all those quirky shades from the palette to recreate all the stunning eyeshadow looks you’ve got bookmarked.

Main image courtesy: @radhikaofficial and @priyankacentral

Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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