For those with dusky skin tones, finding the right shade of blush, lipstick, or other makeup can be quite a task. However, here’s some good news—most shades of eye shadow work well with dusky skin, as darker skin is more versatile than lighter skin. Bold colours also look really great on dusky skin tones, as they contrast brilliantly, and look absolutely gorgeous. However, despite applying makeup regularly, Indian women tend to be less experimental. If you’re wondering which bold eye shadow colours to try, check out this list we’ve created:
1. Yellow
 

1. Yellow

This may sound surprising, but yellow eye shadow is one of the most neutral shades out there. This is because, yellow is only a couple of shades lighter than brown, and so, works on almost every skin tone. What’s great about yellow eye shadow is that it doesn’t look clownish even in the slightest, but actually looks quite modern and chic. Dusky skin tones (and most other skin tones as well) have a yellow undertone, and so, yellow eye shadow works perfectly. Try going for an amber pigment at night, or a pastel yellow in the day, and pair it with a light shade of lipstick so that you don’t look like you’re trying to hard.

2. Orange-red

Yes, you read right—orange-red eye shadow, is great for dusky skin tones. As the name suggests, this shade is somewhere between orange and red, and can be used along with other shades such as brown, gold, and bronze, for a more festive look. We love this shade because it looks great on the eyelids, as well as the crease of your eye.

Make a similar colour with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in French Rose.

3. Purple eye shadow
 

3. Purple eye shadow

Purple eye shadow is a stellar shade that can add some glamour to your overall look. Right from dark purple to light purple, almost every shade of blue looks great on dusky skin tones. Whether you’re going to a wedding, or hitting the club, purple eye shadow works really well at night. However, do make sure the pigment is of high quality, as poor quality purple eye shadow may make your skin seem dirty. When paired with nude lips, this shade of eye shadow looks absolutely stunning.

Get the shade with Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in Royal Persia.

4. Pink eye shadow

Whether it’s baby pink, or even a much darker shade of pink, pink eye shadow looks nothing short of wonderful on dusky skin. It’s easy for baby pink eye shadow to go unnoticed however, and so, you could add a little sparkle to your look by using a shimmery-pink eye shadow for your look to stand out. To take your makeup look up a notch, you could wear the same shade on your waterline, and make your eyes pop.

You’ll find this shimmery pink in the Lakmé Eye Colour Quartet in Desert Rose.

5. Green eye shadow
 

5. Green eye shadow

Green eye shadow—especially olive green eye shadow—is one of our favourite eye shadow colours. Olive green eye shadow, in the form of a smoky eye, looks really gorgeous on dusky skin tones, and works well during the day and night. If you don’t want to take the trouble to do a smokey eye, you could also choose to go with shimmery olive green eye shadow, that’ll look great at a wedding, cocktail party, and other festive events.

Experiment with this shade in the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in Gold.

Image Credits: Lisa Eldridge Make Up, Vicky Logan’s Youtube Channel, InStyle International