20 May 2019

Hello Sunshine

How to wear: yellow eyeshadow

Move over millennial pink, Gen Z yellow is here and it’s even taking over your makeup bag. Step in yellow eyeshadow. If you’re a colour aficionado it’s time to try this surprisingly flattering beauty trend. Whether mustard, neon or golden hues here’s how to find the right shade for your palette (hint: it’s all in your complexion).

The right shade

The first task when it comes to yellow eyeshadow is to find the right shade for your skin tone. We all have varying degrees of yellow tones in our skin so it’s easy to find a shade that flatters. If you have fairer skin try adding muted tones to your palette like Mustard, whereas if you have a dark or medium skin tone you can rock a brighter colour with warm undertones such as Kōwhai.


Layer it up

Feeling adventurous? We recommend layering shade textures to achieve a gradient effect to make the yellow eyeshadow really pop, combine the warm Mustard with bright Kōwhai for a look guaranteed to bring sunshine. 


Go for gold

Full on yellow eyeshadow too much for you? Try a golden tone and add Gold Bar to your palette. This may not be the most daring choice but we can guarantee this universally flattering shade creates a shimmering look that suits all skin tones.



Keep it base-ic

If you’re going for a yellow eyeshadow, we recommend letting your eyes do the talking. Leave the rest of your face dewy and nearly bare. The eyeshadow does all the heavy lifting, so keep your foundation minimal and opt for a subtle blusher and mascara.


How to wear it

When it comes to exactly how to wear this trend, the choices are endless. Try a slick of shadow on your lids to stand out, or a yellow-cat eye or vivid pop of colour on your inner corner for a more subtle approach (our favourite tip, add a slick of black eyeliner to really make the yellow pop).

Ready to commit to bold yellow lids? Pick your yellow eyeshadow today and get ready to feel sunny. Feeling inspired? Try one of our sunshine ready yellow looks.



Gold Bar