Most intimidating eye color
"The goal is to enhance your natural coloring, but if you love a color that isn't 'flattering,' wear them as an accessory (think: belt, handbag, or shoes) or an article of clothing that's far away from your face, like a pant or skirt, so that it doesn't compete with your complexion." We asked Eiseman to break it down for us.
Keep reading to find which grouping you belong to, which colors you should gravitate toward, and which you should steer clear of.
There is no definitive test or hard-and-fast rules—which is fine, because this should all be treated as a guideline anyway.
"You shouldn't have to slavishly stick to warm colors if you're warm or cool colors if you're cool," Eiseman says.
But if you put mood, personal preferences, and what's on trend aside for a moment, the right color—or the right shade, rather—has the power to give your look an instant shot of radiance.
It's why one of Hollywood's most powerful stylists Cristina Ehrlich (who dresses Brie Larson, Allison Williams, and Penelope Cruz) places such a huge emphasis on color for any given event.
We think a lot of it had to do with the perfectly pink blush on the apples of her cheeks, which brought a pop of color and vivacity to her complexion (you know, that and her naturally flawless skin).
Pair that with a light pink lip color and a fluttery mascara formula, and you've got a winning look that we can't stop staring at.
Your go-to colors in the cool color family: Warmer greens and blues, like olive, deeper turquoise, green moss, fern, pesto, red-purples (think: magenta and orchid shades).
Thanks to Margot Robbie, though, we're changing our minds—about yellow eye shadow, at least.
At a premiere for her film Robbie's makeup artist, Pati Dubroff, posted the above photo on Instagram, captioning it "mellow yellow." We love that the color was kept most intense along the lash line and lid and blended up toward the brow bone in a delightfully sunny ombré situation.
Your neutrals: Taupes, grays, off-whites (like vanilla).
There are certain eye shadow shades we apply almost mindlessly before going forth and wearing confidently.
Your hair color: Is a combination of colors—blonde with ashy streaks or brown with warmer tones.