How to Use Colorful Eyeshadow & My Palette Picks for Beginners

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I love colorful eyeshadows and experimenting with different looks but I know trying out color can be intimidating. I thought I would give any of you neutral lovers that are curious about colorful eyeshadow a kind of “how to” for incorporating color. I’ll let you know which palettes I think are best to start with (the ones pictured above) and different ways you can use color. All of the palettes I’m going to recommend are ones I’ve reviewed so I’ll link to those reviews.

Palette Picks:

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  • Juvia’s Place The Masquerade– This palette is a fantastic mix of neutral and very colorful eyeshadows. All of the eyeshadows in this palette, even the neutrals, are very intense so this might not be the best choice for a makeup beginner.

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  • Morphe 35V Artistry– This palette has everything you need to add in a few pops of color while still having a ton of neutrals.

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  • Juvia’s Place Douce– This palette offers soft, colorful eyeshadows that can be great for beginners.

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  • BH Cosmetics Desert Oasis– This palette is pretty much just warm neutrals but I wanted to include it because it does have pops of red, blue and duochrome green. If you’re just starting to experiment with colorful eyeshadows this is the palette I would recommend the most.

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  • Juvia’s Place Nubian 2– This palette is another perfect one for beginners because it is mostly neutral with a few jewel toned pops of color.


One of the easiest ways to use color is to do a neutral eye look and then line the lower lash line. Jewel toned shades are perfect for this because they’re deeper in tone. You can see how I did this look right here.

Coppers and oranges are basically considered “neutrals” but if you’re used to browns this might be a step out of your comfort zone. This is a great place to start, however, because it’s still fairly neutral. You can see how I did this look right here.

A neutral shadow in the crease with a color on the lid is another super simple way to incorporate color into your look. You can see how I did this look here.

Muted pinks and purples are like the coppers and oranges in that they’re not really neutral but they’re a simple way to add in color without it being too “loud.” You can see how I did this look here.

This was pretty short and simple but I hope it helped you think of some new ways to comfortably play with colorful eyeshadow. Before you know it you’ll be like this…

Or maybe not, lol. The important thing is to just have fun with makeup and try new things. Let me know what you think of my tips and if you have any to add! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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