Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

8 Ways to Wear Teal Eyeshadow

MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow is an absolutely stunning shade of teal in the pot, and it is such a hard color to resist picking up–even if you’re not sure what to pair it with. It’s vibrant, richly pigmented, and has such a nice tone to it.

Bright Chartreuse Green

Apply a bright pop of chartreuse, like MAC Bitter eyeshadow, all over the lid with a fluffy brush like the 239. Pat the teal eyeshadow, like MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow, in the outer crease with a crease brush like the 226. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with a soft yellow-based highlighter, like MAC Nylon eyeshadow.

Icy White

Try applying a light white or frosty white, like MAC Blanc Type eyeshadow, all over the lid with a fluffy brush like the 239. You can also opt for a MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow in the crease and on the lower lash line to tie the two together. Add a bit of blue-green like MAC Bottle Green eyeshadow to add depth to the crease. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with a soft highlighter, like MAC Phloof! eyeshadow.

Browse our Looks’ Gallery for more ways to wear MAC Shimmermoss Eyeshadow or even just teal eyeshadow in general.

Soft Sky Blues

When paired with softer blues, MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow ends up looking bluer rather than as green-teal as it can. One of my favorite ways to do this is by applying a light silvery-blue like Surreal eyeshadow all over the lid. I layer a medium blue like MAC Mutiny pigment on the middle-to-outer portion of the lid. Gently, I tap MAC Freshwater eyeshadow into the outer crease, but very subtly so only add a bit of depth without adding excessive darkness. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with a soft highlighter, like MAC Phloof! eyeshadow.

Open Up Peepers

Teal doesn’t have to be scary, and it doesn’t always have to be blended away. Using MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow to line the lower lash line can add a lot of color without going overboard. You can also feather it over your upper lash liner – like accenting black by making it teal-black instead. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with a soft highlighter, like MAC Shroom eyeshadow.

See four more ways to wear teal eyeshadow!

Royal Purples

MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow is very much jewel-toned in a way, so it works really well with other vibrant, jewel-tone shades like violets and rich purples. I love using MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow all over the lid, tying in MAC Parfait Amour eyeshadow on the outer crease, and using MAC Contrast eyeshadow to really darken up the crease and smoke out the look. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with a soft highlighter, like MAC Nylon eyeshadow.

Just Blues

In addition to sky blues, I also think MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow pairs well with deeper blues, too. Try MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow all over the lid, and then apply MAC Freshwater eyeshadow to the outer corner and into the outer crease. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with a soft highlighter, like MAC Nylon eyeshadow.

Browned Down

To help make a look a little less colorful/bright, I try pairing it with browns. Browns tend to run more neutral, so often it softens a look in place of a bolder color like bright blues. Try MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow on the outer lid, and then pair a soft brown like MAC Mylar eyeshadow on the inner portion of the lid. Apply a dark brown like MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow to the outer crease and blend well. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with a soft highlighter, like MAC Shroom eyeshadow.

Golden Hues

Golds can really help make your teal eyeshadow pop. Try applying a gold color to the inner third of the lid, like MAC Goldmine eyeshadow. To the middle of the lid, apply a light wash of teal using MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow. On the outer lid, layer the teal over itself to increase the pigmentation. Use a matte navy blue, like MAC Naval eyeshadow, in the outer crease to add depth. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with a soft highlighter, like MAC Shroom eyeshadow.

What are your favorite ways to wear MAC Shimmermoss eyeshadow?

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24 thoughts on “8 Ways to Wear MAC Shimmermoss Eyeshadow

  1. amy

    WOW I really need to get shimmermoss now. I would never have though of pairing it with parfait amour!
    Thanks so much!!

  2. Nathalie

    I don’t own Shimmermoss but in the same range of color, I own Steamy. It’s gorgeous in the pot but too cold and bright for my complexion and look, I look awful with it. I never thought of pairing it with brown to calm it down. Nice call. I’ll try to wear it with a simple brown or with the blue-brown pigment. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Annie

    I own Shimmermoss and never know what to do with it. Do you think you could take pictures the next time you use it with royal purples? I love purple as well, so I would love it if you could show how you incorporate the two. :) Thanks!

  4. Rosie

    Thx!!!! Just yesterday I was wondering what I could pair this color with hehe =0) I will def b trying it with the parfait amour!!

  5. Sexy Sadie

    What a lovely shade. Me likey!

  6. hi

    Teal shadow always gives my skintone too much redness and my brows a bit of an orange tint, so to tone down the starkness, I use a bronzer on my cheeks, a brown tint on my naturally red brows and some mattifying/neutralizing face powder. Here’s how I use my dupe for Shimmermoss, which is the teal-sky shade from L’Oreal’s Out Of The Blue shadow quad:

    MAC Bare Canvas paint all over eye area (lashline up to brow bone, then smudged on lower lashline as a base for liner)

    MAC Shroom on brow bone

    Teal from the L’Oreal quad on lid

    Aqua-shimmered navy blue lightly on outer lid, dragged into crease

    MAC Nocturnelle LIGHTLY dusted in crease to darken

    Thick line of MAC Engraved Powerpoint on upper lashline

    Naval Stain Powerpoint on lower lashline smudged, Engraved on lower waterline

    Beguile brow set on brows

    Sugar’s Tropic Tan (medium-tone shimmery bronzer with a slight orange tone) on apples of cheeks

    Nothing on lips, because I thought adding anything to my already pigmented lips would be too much.

    Feel free to copy! ;)

    • hi

      Woops, forgot to include the face powder!

      - Physician’s Formula Loose Mineral Wear in Translucent Light all-over face, buffed using the built-in brush from L’Oreal’s Bare Naturale Translucent Finishing Powder. :)

    • Thanks so much for sharing! This is great!

  7. Vness_12

    Shimmermoss is one of my favorite shadows if not THE favorite. I am definetely going to try some of these combos. You ROCK GIRL!! thanx

  8. Miss_M

    I don’t know if you ladies now this website, but on http://www.macmakeup.net you can look up different MAC e/s combos. This site has really helped me a lot ! :)

  9. Nic15

    I must admit that I am not so good with teal shadows. I don’t own shimmermoss but i do have Gulf Stream. Is this similar at all? If not, does anyone have some look ideas/pairings they could suggest that I use with Gulf Stream? All advice greatly appreciated!

  10. Saira

    Great post! I don’t have Shimmermoss but I have some similar teal colours, so be good to try some of these ideas out. Might have to check out Shimmermoss too ;o) .

  11. Bettina

    apparently shimmermoss and beautiful iris is a good one….I haven’t tried it yet though.