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Caramel Eye Shadow Is the Perfect Shade For February

3 Reasons Caramel Shadow Is a Great Transition Shade

In a between-seasons month like February, when we're sandwiched between January's bold, dark colors and March's sheer, sweet shades, it's good to find a color or two that can play on both sides nicely. And as Rachel Bilson's pretty eye makeup at the premiere of her movie Waiting For Forever last night shows, caramel is a really smart, flattering option. To see three good reasons why caramel is perfect for the transition, just keep reading.

  • It's not too opaque: Because of its semi-sheerness, caramel straddles the opacity of Winter color and the total sheerness of Spring.
  • It looks natural: It looks soft and sweet when it's cold outside and a little edgy when paired with warm-weather shades.
  • It's neutral: Brownish shades tend to be more season-neutral than others. When we talk about other colors like blue, for example, people usually view navy as for cool weather, while something like azure is a warm-weather shade. With brown shades, you get a lot more leeway.

Want a caramel shadow recommendation? Just tell me about your undertones and what you're looking for in the comments, and I'll try and find a shade you'll like.

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daisy23 daisy23 5 years
Hey guys I have a blush just like that! It's Lorac baked blush in exposed. Looks especially good with a tan but is fine all year round.
Miriam-Lacey Miriam-Lacey 5 years
Lara, caramel will definitely be visible on you if you use a shade that's a little warmer than your skin tone and slightly opaque. A caramel with a coppery tinge like NYX shadow in Rust or Copper http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2150058#sku2139651 should really accentuate your eye color.
theglossarie theglossarie 5 years
hi miriam, mind if i sneak in for a suggestion? i am very fair, slightly olive with warm undertones. my eyes are hazel and my hair is medium brown. i love this look, but will caramel shadows get lost on me? thanks!
Miriam-Lacey Miriam-Lacey 5 years
Tell me what you think, Holly! I had it on just a couple days ago myself :)
hollywynne hollywynne 5 years
Thanks so much! Placing my order for Gioia now :).
Miriam-Lacey Miriam-Lacey 5 years
Anon, you're going to want something a little lighter with really high pigment payoff so this color doesn't get lost on you. Illamasqua is good for this, and you could try their eye shadows in Heroine or, if you want a lot of shine, Enrapture. I would also take a look at Black Up eye shadow in MO07, which, depending on how deep your tone is, would make for a really pretty contrast.
Miriam-Lacey Miriam-Lacey 5 years
For the blush, you want something rosy with golden shimmer. I like Benefit's Sugarbomb, and there's always Nars Orgasm, but Rachel's blush looks a little warmer than that, so I'd also take a look at Dolce & Gabbana blush in Caramel.
Miriam-Lacey Miriam-Lacey 5 years
Emma and Holly, since you both have similar tonalities, I've got a few suggestions. for a pretty sheer and natural look, I'd check out this Laura Mercier color: http://www.lauramercier.com/store/shop/Eye-Shadow_Matte-Eye-Colour_prod130016_sku70014. If you want something a little bolder, along the lines of what Rachel's wearing, maybe take a look at this Stila shade: http://www.skinstore.com/p-14194-Stila-Eye-Shadow-Pan--Terracotta.aspx?_SL178&PID=2178999&SID=271314576 or for a more economical, less warm option, try these avon shadows in either Gioia or Tiki: http://shop.avon.com/shop/product.aspx?src_page=product_list.aspx&level1_id=300&level2_id=469&pdept_id=483&dept_id=489&pf_id=8034
hollywynne hollywynne 5 years
Love this! I have grey/green eyes, pink/cool undertones, and light/honey brown hair. Thanks!
emmacb emmacb 5 years
Oh and can you recommend the blush she is wearing in that picture?
emmacb emmacb 5 years
I would appreciate a recommendation. I am cool-toned with fair skin, pink undertones, blue eyes and med. brown hair. Thanks!
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