After the overwhelming response to my post on 24 color combinations that made me happy, I thought I’d share 24 more color combinations–but this time in a neutral vein. I pulled from popular palettes (all currently available) along with some from Sydney Grace’s single range (most diverse and thus a reliable range to get inspo from). As always, I hope you find something you like enough to try at home, whether you have the exact products or you’re pulling from products you already own!
Note: I try to keep from pulling in very light, more matte shades as they can be more skintone-limiting, so my tip for those who find some combos are too dark, take away one of the darker shades and substitute for something 2-3 shades lighter as appropriate (either go lighter for a crease/transition shade or add-in a lighter shimmer).
About This Series
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!