30x Colorful Eyeshadow Color Combinations to Try

In the spirit of brightening my day–and hopefully yours–I’ve put together some brighter, more colorful color stories you might want to try–especially if you’re staying at or working from home and normally don’t have the time or can’t wear certain colors to the office or school! I’ve found that applying my makeup each day has become more of a mini-break and a way to focus on slowing down, calming down, and breathing through a moment.

I made sure to include some combos that are subtler step-up into color rather than full-blast o’ neons for those readers who may only want to dip a toe or two into it at first! 🙂

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!

Sydney Grace Shadows

Dive, Blushed, Below Zero, Black Ice

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Sugarpill Fun Size

Continue, High Score, Level Up, Game Over

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Anastasia x Jackie Aina

Shookington, Trust Issues, Wiggalese, Big Wig

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Sydney Grace Shadows

Megalodon, Lemonade, Take the Time, Evergreen

14

Natasha Denona Metropolis

Rhizome (273CM), Chrism (260CP), Royal (266CP), Symbol (272CP)

11

Pat McGrath Subversive (Mini)

Blue Blood, Gold Standard, Synthetica, Lapis Luxury

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Sydney Grace Shadows

Deep Desire, Maids a Milking, Keep It Fun, Nightfall

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Sugarpill Fun Size

Twitch, Cheat Code, Player One, 8-Bit

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Sydney Grace Shadows

Fierce, Secret, Magic Act, French Hens

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Viseart Coy

Coy #7, Coy #12, Coy #8, Coy #5

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Sydney Grace Shadows

Orange Slush, JB, Flannel, Thrilled

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ColourPop Lilac You a Lot

Wake Me, Fluff, Iffy, Zoned Out

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Sugarpill Fun Size

Player One, Continue, Cheat Code, 8-Bit

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Sydney Grace Shadows

Golden Peach, Magic Act, Cadet, Midnight Gold

11

Natasha Denona Lila

Magentic (142M), Magnolia (143K), Amethyst (141M), Per Se (135CM)

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Sydney Grace Shadows

Lost Princess, Juggler, Flannel, Indiana Love

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Natasha Denona Metropolis

Imperia (265M), Aqueous (261M), Royal (266CP), Ripe (253CM)

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Anastasia x Jackie Aina

Dwollahs, Supreme, Pinker, Big Wig

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Sydney Grace Shadows

Commission, Always Yours, Slayed, Thrilled

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ColourPop Just My Luck

Big Banks, Mary Jane, 50-50, Act Natural

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Sydney Grace Shadows

Baby Cheeks, Collective, Pandora, Beyond

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Viseart Coy

Coy #10, Coy #1, Coy #5, Coy #8

5

Natasha Denona Sunset

Mandarine (123DC), Morgana (131DC), Panjin (132CM), Horizon (127CM)

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Sydney Grace Shadows

Sea Breeze, Winter Wonder, Mango Tea, Unpredictable

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ColourPop Blue Moon

Lumi, Billie Jean, Mad About U, Clued In

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Sydney Grace Shadows

Totally Worth It, Perfect Vacation, Comforter, Scuba Diver

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Natasha Denona Tropic (Mini)

Exotic, Mint Frost, Tiger Lily, Laguna

10

Sydney Grace Shadows

Blaze, Siren, Herky Bird, Chocolate Bar

10

Pat McGrath Subversive

Night Creature, VR Pink, Gigabyte, Xtreme Black

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Sydney Grace Shadows

Lemon Sorbet, Deliverer, Go for It, Faithful

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Great idea, Christine! I’ll be working from home next week, and we aren’t required to use video to attend online meetings, so that would be a great time to rock some rainbow eye looks!

Now that I’ve unpacked most my stash I should really get to the business of playing around with more unique, different color combos and getting more creative since no one’s going to see it anyway! Other than unpacking everything, it has been boring as can be over here. But even if I was still over there, it’s not like I could go up to Scottsdale fashion square and just walk around, because it’s probably closed.

oo I like these! I’ve had my eye on SG’s Flannel. So stinkin pretty. Also, I might try to dupe the new blue CT luxury palette with SG shades 😂

I just love these eyeshadow combinations that you create Christine. Using different eye palettes and shades that we can replicate at home for a stunning eye look. Just fabulous.

Christine, you are totally killing me with these Sydney Grace shadows. Bright eye looks aren’t my thing but the first one – Featherweight – is the sort of look I would wear. Once all this Covid 19 stuff is over (if it ever is), I may well break down and order some of these that I’ve wanted for a long time. Are there any Canadians here who’ve ordered from Sydney Grace? I wonder how badly you are stung with both customs duty and also the exchange rate (the CDN dollar is sinking alarmingly)

Not at all surprised that “Featherweight” caught your eye! 🙂

You can definitely look up the exchange rate on sites like xe.com (what I’ve used for years, no affiliation!) in general!

Here is a calculator to estimate duty and taxes: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/dte-acl/est-cal-eng.html

Health & Wellness – > beauty products, and Sydney Grace is made in the US, so $50 CAN order -> $6 per the calculator for BC (just picked one).

Thanks for these! I really have to give Sydney Grace a try after seeing your combinations. Colourpop shades have really started to lean warm and not that many cool toned choices lately so I’ve been looking for other choices.

SPLASH OF KIWI, MADE IN THE GRASS AND BLUEBIRD were my favs! And wouldn’t you know that a lot of the ones I liked and saved, I don’t have the palettes so, I’ll have to dupe quite a bit.

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