20 Delicious Eyeshadow Color Combinations to Try

I’m back again with color stories inspired by a theme… and the theme is dessert! My all-time favorite dessert is tiramisu… a very boozy, espresso-ladened tiramisu. It’s so decadent that my mom’s only allowed to make me one a year.

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Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.

You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!

Natasha Denona Biba

Monroe (220M), Tor (225CP), Seed (224CM), Tusk (228CM)

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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Deep Desire, Genie in a Bottle, Vamped, Haystack

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Natasha Denona Biba

Shine (218M), Rustic (214M), Coco, Prairie (215CM)

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Natasha Denona Bronze

Alloy (312DC), Palladium (316M), Magma (310CM), Suntan (306CM)

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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Take the Time, Deep Desire, Princess Pay Pay, Dusk

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Natasha Deona Bronze

Bliss (317DC), True Copper (305M), Suntan (306CM), Beach (319CM)

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Pat McGrath Midnight Sun

Jubilee, Bronze Eclipse, Blood Moon 005, Vermillion Venom

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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Perfect Vacation, Lemon Sorbet, Sweetheart, Sea Breeze

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Natasha Denona Bronze

True Copper (305M), Bliss (317DC), High Degree (311M), Deep Dive (308CP)

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ColourPop It's My Pleasure

Chick Lit, Earthshine, Bare Minimum, Do or Dough

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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Hot Stuff, Arabian Nights, Chocolate Bar, Beyond

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ColourPop Strawberry Shake

Delish, Whipped, Daiquiri, Take a Sip

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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Springtime, Tempest, Meadow, Turtle Bay

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Viseart Spritz Edit

Fizz, Spritz, Figura, Tarocco

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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Morning Star, Laura's Memory, Orange Slush, Mango Tea

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Extravagance

The One, Found, True, Love

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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Collective, The Greatest Gift, Tattle Tale, Haystack

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Pat McGrath Divine Rose II

Rose Seduction, Gold Lust 001, VR Sextraterrestrial, Naked Blush

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Natasha Denona Love

Giving, Heart, Heartbeat, Commitment

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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows

Elegance, Morning Star, Bronzed to Perfection, Caramel

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Dessert based quads are an adorable idea. I’m totally salivating over your description of your mom’s tiramisu. Would it be possible to get pointed in the direction of a yummy recipe?

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-tiramisu-254047

We skip the sugar in the syrup – using Kahlua has enough sugar for our tastes – and double the Kahlua + espresso across the recipe. I also brew fresh, decaf espresso vs. using instant espresso. I always save some to add to serve, just in case šŸ™‚ My sister and mom prefer slightly drier, I prefer a bit wetter (nicely soaked but not soggy!).

If using alcohol and espresso volumes, I do highly recommend decaf espresso otherwise it is… an experience to eat at night šŸ˜‰

Ooh, these are lovely! I’m imagining a pavlova-themed eye look now, with a white-gold wash over most of the lid and then bright fruity shades at the lash line… :9 I’m going to have to play around a bit.

Tiramisu often has an alcoholic component – I would say it is typically rum (or brandy or cognac) in it, though as a tiramisu connoisseur–aka, if it’s on a menu, I have to try it–most do not put nearly enough booze in it for my taste!

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