Black as a Base


Black is one of those shades that people tend to shy away from when it comes to eyeshadow. Yes, it’s great as a transition or definition shade, but very few people that I know would use it as their actual eyeshadow.

On me, black eyeshadow tends to make my eyes look smaller. However, I embraced the scariness, sprinted out of my comfort zone, and challenged myself to use black on my eyes properly.

I didn’t want to make my eyes smaller-looking so I used the shade as a base shade to add more intensity to the sparkly shades on the top of the lid. As the base, I used my Dose of Colors Eyedeal Duo in Envy packed onto the lid. I only used the cream side today. Although I did use the loose pigment during Halloween.

I do think that black and gold shadow look amazing together, so I found some old favourite Bare Minerals eyeshadows and had a play. I pressed the shade True Gold into the inner corner and and a third of the way into the eyelid. In the centre I took the bronze-gold shade Pussycat and pressed this in too. I finally took Sex Kitten and pressed this into the outer corner, and used this to blend the outer edges together. I just added a few licks of mascara and that was that!

Overall, I thought it looked fab, and although these shades are exceptionally pigmented anyway, the black base really made them look more intense. I loved the effect that they all gave together.

I’m challenging everyone to use black more as an eyeshadow. It might surprise you how much you like it.


About jennywren7

I'm Jennifer; northern beauty blogger and Starbucks addict. I enjoy blogging about various aspects of my life and throwing the odd review and tutorial into the mix. Hope you enjoy reading my various ramblings.
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2 Responses to Black as a Base

  1. McKenzMorgan says:

    love the colors!

    Liked by 1 person

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