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How to choose the nude eyeshadow look for you

How to choose the nude eyeshadow look for you
Ana Joyking
Writer and expert3 years ago
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We are all about effortless beauty and embracing our natural features rather than hiding them. We also believe the eyes are the centrepiece of the face and with the right products, the right eye makeup can make us feel our most confident. But sometimes sitting in front of the mirror for an hour, perfecting your nude eyeshadow look just doesn’t fit into a busy lifestyle. A quick, easy fix is sometimes all we need to get us out the door feeling our very best.

When it comes to eyeshadow, there are so many wonderful colours and palettes to choose from (and, in case you haven’t heard, we’ve launched three nude eyeshadow palettes you’re going to love), but it can be overwhelming to decide which one is for you. From natural green and silver eyeshadow combinations to the perfect nude eyeshadow look, we’re here to help you decide which eyeshadow shades are best for you.

Limitless Eyeshadow Palettes


Applying eyeshadow has its tricks to master and more often than not can leave us feeling overwhelmed with which shades to use and where to place them. When it comes to eyeshadow, we recommend learning how to apply according to your eye shapeand choosing the right eyeshadow colours to compliment your complexion. 

With the release of our universally-flattering Limitless Eyeshadow Palettes, creating the perfect nude eye makeup look has never been easier. Plus, each mini nude eyeshadow palette has a unique pop of colour that will flatter not only your complexion but make your eyes shimmer.  

Want to know the best way to compliment your complexion with eyeshadow? Keep reading for our top tips on:
  • Choose the right eyeshadow for your complexion 
  • Inspiration: nude eyeshadow ideas

Choosing the right eyeshadow for my skin complexion 

When it comes to eyeshadow, there is no one rule. Though makeup can be used to enhance our natural features, it is also a form of creativity which means we can use any shade of eyeshadow we want if it makes us feel good. However, getting used to the world of eyeshadow can be tough and considering your complexion along with the colours that complement it is a good starting point before trying out other shades. 

Whether you have a light, medium or dark complexion, all skin types have a shade to them. These are usually called: golden, neutral and rose – this shade is known as an undertone.  

Models wearing nude eyeshadow

If you have a subtle appearance of blue or pink in your complexion, this means you have a cool undertone. Whereas those who have yellowish hues have a warmer, golden undertone. If you have neither or the appearance of both, you’d be considered neutral.  

To get back to makeup, a nude eyeshadow look is flattering for all skin types, easy to master and the perfect way to enhance your skin’s natural complexion. 

For example: If you have cool undertones in your complexion and fair skin, opt for a green and silver eyeshadow that can be found in Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 1. This will neutralise those blue and pink undertones in the skin. 

For a yellow or golden undertone, choose a brown and gold eyeshadow look that is found in the Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 2. Opting for this palette will give warmth to your skin and an effortless shimmer.  

If you have a neutral undertone, this means you can play around with both warm and cooler tones, but also experiment with the darker shades in Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 3. Try creating a black eyeshadow look combined with a jewel-toned red and champagne gold. These won’t appear too harsh against your skin’s complexion and undertones.  

Nude Eyeshadow Ideas: Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 1

Model wearing green and silver eyeshadow

Create a nude eyeshadow look with a sophisticated twist by using Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 1 

To recreate this long-lasting nude eyeshadow look, start by packing the deeper medium brown across the eyelid, blending out and across your eye to add depth. 

Then take the complementary olive-green shade, and pack and build on the outer corner of the eyelid, blending into the deeper brown eyeshadow. 

Once blended, add the frosted shimmer shade as a highlight to the inner corner of the eye. This creates show-stopping dimension and completes your simple nude eyeshadow look. You can also add a light touch of shimmer to the brow bone to create a subtle lift and highlight. 

To complete the look, add Black Magic Mascara for an intense finish.  

 Nude Eyeshadow Ideas: Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 2

Model with gold and brown eyeshadow

Step out in a warm and neutral nude eyeshadow look with Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 2 for everyday glamour.  

To recreate this look, start with the light or medium nude shade and apply it across the entire eyelid, blending to create the perfect base. Continue this shade along the lower lash line. Then build the colour, using the toasted brown shade and packing on top of the lighter shade. Focus primarily on the outer corner, then move in circular motions up towards the browbone.   

Once blended, pat in the shimmering highlight from the centre of the eyelid towards the inner corner, opting for either the copper or champagne shade. The contrast of brown and gold eyeshadow adds subtle dimension to create the perfect nude eyeshadow look. 

To complete this look, add Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner and Lash Alert Mascara.  

Nude Eyeshadow Ideas: Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 3 

Model wearing black and red eyeshadow
A more intense nude eyeshadow idea, you can create a dramatic and bold look for a weekend of socialising with Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 3.

To recreate this look, start with the jewel-toned red as a base. Blend across your eyelid and up towards the browbone. Continue this shade down to the lower lash line, connecting the eyeshadow. Once blended pack on the jet-black shade at the outer corner of the eye and blend it out.

For a diffused champagne shimmer, apply the opulent gold shade to the inner corner of the eye. This will add dimension to your simple, yet dramatic, eyeshadow look.  

 Add Black Magic Mascara for an intense, jet-black finish. 

Our Limitless Eyeshadow Palettes are lightweight, with a durable compact mirror, and these eyeshadow formulas are highly-pigmented and buildable for long-lasting wear of up to 8 hours.

Ana Joyking
Writer and expert
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Hi there! My name is Ana and I love all things makeup. I have had a passion for writing for a long time and started my career in TV , Radio and music journalism, working on some really cool TV shows, festivals and interviewing cool bands. Now I get to write about all things make up from the help tips and tricks to the weird and wonderful, there is no limit to who you can be with the power of makeup.