Why You Need a Black Eyeshadow in Your Makeup StashJuly 14, 2020
Black eyeshadow may seem like an acquired makeup taste, but it’s more versatile than you might think. Yes, you can use it all over lids for a majorly dramatic look, but that’s just one option. For a defined look, blend it in the crease. For a smoked-out style, apply it at the outer corners and blend outwards. And for an easy-to-apply, softer-looking alternative to eyeliner, use a brush to apply black eyeshadow along the upper and lower lash lines. See? No matter what your makeup aesthetic is, black eyeshadow has a place in your stash. Here, we’re rounding up five black eyeshadows that we challenge you to experiment with.
This pigmented shadow has a luxe, satin-like finish that glides on effortlessly thanks to its chunky pencil form. The formula is infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E to help keep eyelids moisturized and to prevent it from drying out mid-day.
This limited-edition palette contains all the makings of a bold makeup look, including a smoldering matte black shade and various glitter, pearlescent and iridescent shades. The opportunities for drama are endless.
Dramatic Black is the ultimate cream shadow for creating a black eyeshadow look with precision. It also doubles as a creamy eyeliner. Simply dip a small flat brush into the inky pigment and swipe on for major impact.
Perhaps the most true-black matte of the bunch, Blackout is the black eyeshadow everyone should have in their collection. This is a perfect shadow for blending into the crease or for wearing on its own.
If you’re not quite ready to dive headfirst into the black shadow trend, Imaginarium, a silver glitter-flecked black liquid shadow, is the perfect starter product. Its reflective finish gives it more dimension than a matte or cream black shade.