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8 Eyeshadow Ideas For Black Women

Looking for eyeshadow ideas for black women and for other ladies with dark skin tone? We see a lot of eyeshadow ideas for green, blue, brown and even hazel eyes but most of them are for women with fair skin. This post focuses on the best eyeshadow colors and other eye makeup tips for women with darker skin tones.  Check out our list of eyeshadow ideas for black women to get all the looks you need!

Eyeshadow Ideas For Black Women You’ll Love to Try


1. Blue Smokey Eyeshadow

This blue smokey eye is simply gorgeous. It’s finished with a pale, nude lipstick to contrast the skin and compliment the blue eyeshadow. This is a simple yet very powerful makeup look you can even try even if you have brown eyes.

2. Pink Eyeshadow

Pink eyeshadow is another awesome makeup idea you should definitely try as they will complement nicely with your skin color. Apply the same eyeshadow color to the waterline to make your eyes more vibrant and alive. To amp up the effect, add a dab of glitter to make your pink eye makeup noticeable. Check out some of our favorite glitter makeup tutorials and looks here.

3. Purple Eyeshadow

This lovely color combination of pink, purple, and blue shades will definitely get you compliments. Again, nude lips play well with this eye makeup color. For extra pizzaz, opt for longer lashes. Rim the eyes with black eyeliner to give your eyes some definition. A winged eyeliner, for example, will give drama to this already luxurious look.

4. Orange Eyeshadow

This summer look is simple yet very classy. You would think orange eyeshadow would not look good on dark foundation but you can opt for a more subtle tannish orange. Use shimmers and don’t forget to use a damp brush when applying. Pair the orange eyeshadow with brown shades, then finish with your go-to black eyeliner and mascara for a showstopping look.

5. Plum & Caramel Eyeshadow

Mixing these eyeshadow shades to create this look is a colorful alternative to smokey eyes. This plum and caramel eye makeup colors are fab, we urge you to try this look at a party! Try matte ombre lips to top the look off.

6. Neutral Eyeshadow

Of course, what’s a makeup list without the neutral eyeshadow look you can incorporate into your everyday look? This neutral eyeshadow makeup is inspired by Kylie Jenner. The brows are well-defined by brow makeup and the brow bone is highlighted to give the eyes a lift.

7. Gold Eyeshadow

Gold brings about a very glamorous feel. It highlights the natural beauty of every black women’s eyes. Make sure to blend the shimmers well so it doesn’t appear clumpy on your lids and the outer corner of your eyes.

8. Black Eyeshadow

You might get a little skeptical using black eyeshadow but fear not. Check out how well Jennifer Hudson uses black to create an unstoppable smokey eye look. For definition, use a darker shade of black eyeliner to rim your eyes and to make them pop out from the eyeshadow color. Finish the look with two to three coats of black mascara.

Tip: When using eyeshadow, earth tones, pinks, and neutral lip colors work. These lip colors look good with just about whatever color you choose for your eyeshadow. If you want to focus on your lips, go with subtle colors on your eyes and vice versa.


Check out these eye makeup ideas for black women by Fashion Trend Seeker below:

Eyeshadow makeup can be tricky for people with a dark skin tone but there are some eyeshadow colors or eye makeup ideas to bring life to your eyes and even give you the youthful glow you aspire. Some of these eye makeup tips can also make your natural beauty stand out from the crowd. So, don’t be afraid to try them out and claim them as your own!

What do you think of these eyeshadow ideas for black women? Any of these eyeshadow ideas you want to try? Which one is your favorite?

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on March 19, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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