Natural eyeshadow is always in Vogue no matter the occasion or outfit, a nude palette or a little light shimmer does wonders to enhance your natural features and make your eye color pop. So let’s dive right into exactly how to make your eyes the star of the show, au naturel.
How to Apply Natural Eyeshadow Looks
The key to flawless natural eyeshadow is perfect application. So if you’re ready to explore all the gorgeous nude and sheer looks to match your style, learning the right techniques is essential.
1. Always Prep
Before you start any eyeshadow look, Scott Barnes recommends going over the eyelid with your foundation or concealer of choice and then setting it with powder. Depending on what type of look you’re going for, using an eyeshadow base can also be a good option.
2. Use Brown or Gray Eyeshadow as Liner
Instead of going for a bold, noticeable liquid liner or black eyeshadow, using a liner brush and a brown or dark gray neutral shadow to line your eyes can help create a naturally snatched look. Remember to blend it out for an extra smooth and subtle finish.
The difference between soft, natural eyeshadow and a bold, stand-out shadow is all in the blending. Blending your eyeshadow in small circles will keep the colors where they’re supposed to be, creating professional-looking results.
Top Natural Eyeshadow Looks to Try from Scott Barnes
Scott Barnes loves natural eye makeup that doesn’t compromise on glamor or the wow factor. Using his personally designed palettes, he’s created nude and natural looks that never fail to impress.
If you’re looking for natural eyeshadow inspiration, here are some of the best looks to recreate:
This gorgeous natural eyeshadow uses Femme from the Scott Barnes Snatural palette. Apply the shadow all over your lid and lower lash line for a smokey nude glow. Don’t forget to finish it off with a volumizing and lifting mascara to give you lashes for days.
This look is a little on the peachy side, which is great if you have blue, gray, or green eyes. Using the shades Brickhouse and Saucy from the Scott Barnes Snatural palette, you can create a flawlessly blended, naturally glowing eyeshadow combo.
This look is for those of you who really love looking natural, especially if you have brown eyes. Using the shade New Fling from the Colour Bomb palette and Globe Trotter and Serving Looks from the Atelier palette, you can create a sheer, light brown shadow that will make your eyes pop.
This is an absolutely showstopping nude eyeshadow look. Start with the shade Woody from the Snatural palette as a base and bring out the neutral shimmer with Slip Dress and Plain White T from the Atelier palette. This is a great natural eyeshadow for a party or event, no matter the season.
If you’re looking for the ultimate neutral shade smokey eye, this is the combo for you. Start with a base a little darker than your skin tone, like the dark brown Sculpt from the Sculpting & Contour palette, and follow it up with Last Looks and Iconic from Atelier. The trick with a smokey eye is to blend, blend, blend, focusing on drawing upward and outward circles along your outer corners for the perfectly glamorous look.
This is a boldly natural eyeshadow look that’s sure to be as eye-catching as it is beautiful. Start by using a lighter shade over your upper lid, then taking a slightly darker eye shadow and applying it just below your lower lash line. Blend it out gently, and then use that same shade to create a subtle winged liner starting from the lower corner of your eye instead of the top lid.
Two great shades to use for this look are Beauty Shot and Iconic from the Atelier palette.
Scott Barnes Eyeshadow Tips and Tricks
If you’ve watched any eyeshadow tutorial, you’ll know applying eyeshadow is all in the brushes and shade pigmentation. Scott Barnes has created perfectly pigmented eyeshadow palettes to suit every nude look. Whether you’re going for matte or shimmer, having a lot of shades to explore and experimenting with makeup tutorials is vital to finding the perfect nude eyeshadow for you.
Once you’ve picked out your palette, the brushes you use will make or break your look. Luckily, the Scott Barnes eyeshadow brush collection has everything you’ll need to create flawless eyeshadow looks every time. For great natural and nude eyeshadow colors, check out Scott Barnes Eyeshadow Palettes like Snatural No 1, Shimmering Sand, Atelier, and more.