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.