Create a makeup masterpiece with the right technique.
When it comes to how to put on eyeshadow, you don’t have to apply just one shade to your lids. You don’t even have to apply only two. Using three shades of eyeshadow is a great way to create a multidimensional eye makeup look. In fact, a beauty look featuring three shades of shadow as the star might be just what you’re looking for to turn heads, whether it’s for the holidays, to get creative in the new year, or to celebrate a special occasion. Below, we’re sharing some eyeshadow shades to pair together, plus offering eyeshadow tips on how to apply eyeshadow when you’re working with multiple shades. Get ready to level up your eye makeup game.
4 Layered Eyeshadow Looks To Try
So, you want to wear three eyeshadow colors together but you’re not sure which shades to choose. Luckily, wearing makeup can be about creativity and expression, so as long as you’re happy with the look there’s really no wrong combo. But if you want some foolproof medleys, look for shades that are in the same color family like lavender, violet , and plum or beige, soft brown, and deep brown.
You also want to have a light, medium, and dark shade. These colors will complement each other while still offering enough variation for your eye makeup to really stand out. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, though, meaning that you can also pick colors that aren’t in the same family to create a bolder, brighter end result.
For a romantic eye makeup look , try a base shade that’s rose-colored, then layer on a light dusting of bronze shadow and accent it with a bit of violet.
For a look that’s truly a standout, try the gorgeous sunset eye , which involves layering shades of bright orange, yellow, and pink.
For a statement look that will sparkle even in a virtual fête, try pairing dark and light shades of blue eyeshadow with silver accents.
For a festive holiday look, try going all metallic and swipe a rose gold shadow onto half of your lid and a dark gold one on the other half, then top things off with a metallic champagne shade.
How To Apply Eyeshadow Using Three Shades
Ready to get to work with your three eyeshadow colors? Follow the steps below to put on multiple eyeshadow shades for a gorgeous look.
Step 1: Prime Your Lids
Before reaching for your eyeshadows, prep your lids for makeup application by dabbing an eyeshadow primer onto your lids. Eye primer will help ensure your eyeshadow goes on smoothly and wears evenly. If you don’t have an eye primer on hand, use a bit of foundation or concealer instead.
Step 2: Pick Your Eyeshadow Palette
An easy (and affordable) way to find three eyeshadows that look flattering when worn together, especially if it’s your first time rocking three shades together, is to grab an eyeshadow palette . Palettes offer you all the colors you need right in one product. Try one of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow , each of which comes with four hues (pick your favorite three) in a variety of colors.
Editor’s Tip: If a palette feels limiting to you, you can also pick your shades from single eyeshadows, especially if you want to use colors that aren’t in the same color family. Best of all, single shadows come in a wide variety of hues, pigment intensities, and finishes. The L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup comes in 12 different hues, the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow is available in 21 different colors, and the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow comes in 20, so you have plenty of options!
Step 3: Add The Lightest Color To Your Entire Lid
Use the lightest shade in your palette or selection, and brush it on over your entire lid using a fluffy eyeshadow brush , all the way up to your brow bone.
Step 4: Apply The Medium-Colored Shade
Next, dip a brush into your medium shade and apply it over your lid. Build color until you achieve your desired intensity.
Step 5: Use The Darkest Shade In Your Crease
Finally, apply the darkest shadow in your palette into your crease.
Editor’s tip: There are a few other ways you can apply multiple shades of eyeshadow — the most important part is to get creative and find what works for you. The colorblock eyeshadow trend involves applying three shadows vertically across your upper lid, like three different columns, for a super intense and colorful final look. You can wear your colors in whatever order you wish. Alternatively, you can also stack your shades horizontally, one on top of the next. Start with your darkest color as the base, applying it closest to your upper lash line. Then simply work your way upward until you hit your brow bone.
Step 6: Add Eyeliner
You could definitely stop at your shadows, but why not up the drama? Draw a thin line across your lids with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black , slightly flicking it out at the corners to create a slight cat eye .
Step 7: Give Your Lashes A Boost With Mascara
No eye makeup look would be complete without dressed up lashes. Use the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Noir Balm Washable Mascara , which lengthens and boosts volume. Its vegan formula includes a conditioning balm that makes lashes look fuller and healthier while feeling softer.
Step 8: Finish Your Full Makeup Look
Since eye makeup should come first — so if you have any eye shadow fallout , you can clean it up without having to redo your entire face — you can move onto the rest of your makeup once you’ve applied mascara. Start with your base products, such as foundation and concealer, amp up your glow with highlighter and finish with the perfect lipstick. And no matter what, be sure to seal in your look with setting spray. We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray for its lightweight, non-greasy feel.
Edited by: Shalwah Evans, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn
To switch on or off Chrome’s dark mode, follow our easy step-by-step guide below.
By The Nerdic Staff On Jul 29, 2019 Last updated Sep 2, 2019 12,187
Dark mode became one of the most enabled features in Windows 10 October 2018 update. Dark mode for Chrome became natively available upon release of Chrome 74, which looks very similar to its incognito mode.
Dark mode benefits most creative professionals which makes their photos stand-out on dark background. Besides, dark mode may also help protect your eyes from blinding whiteness of your computer screen, especially during the night.
Here you’ll learn different ways on how to turn on or off Chrome’s dark mode on Windows 10. Make sure to update your browser to the latest version. To find (and update) your current Chrome version, just go to menu > Help > About Google Chrome; it should say “Google Chrome is up to date.”
How to easily switch on or off dark mode for Chrome on Windows 10
Unfortunately, you cannot find in Chrome settings where you can turn Dark Mode on or off. But the good thing is, Google Chrome adapts your current Windows 10 color mode setting (Note: dark mode is only available for Windows 10 October 2018 update and above). Therefore, to switch on or off dark mode in Chrome, you need to change one simple setting on your Windows, here’s how to do it:
- Click Start >Settings >Personalization.
- Under ‘Personalization’, from the left pane, click ‘Colors’.
- Lastly, choose your color: Dark or Light.
For Windows 10 October 2018 (version 1809) users, the setting is a little different: Under ‘Colors’ setting, scroll down to ‘More options’ section, look for ‘Choose your default app mode.‘ There, you’ll find two options: light and dark, choose a color mode you want.
Switch on light or dark mode on Windows 10
Google Chrome will then instantly turn into dark or light mode depending on the option you chose. Very simple isn’t it?
The image below shows a split view of Google Chrome’s Dark Mode enabled and disabled.
Split view of Google Chrome’s Dark Mode turned on and off
After doing this, please do note that this may also affect your UWP apps’ interface that follows Windows 10 color mode setting.
How to force dark mode for Chrome only on Windows 10
In this guide, turning on Google Chrome’s dark mode independently from Windows 10 can be done by changing your Chrome’s shortcut parameters.
- Close all Chrome browser windows if running. Locate your Google Chrome shortcut on the desktop or pinned apps in the Taskbar.
Or via taskbar search box: type Chrome, below apps section, right-click Chrome then click ‘Open file location’ from the pop-up.
- Go to the shortcut tab from Chrome’s shortcut properties window.
For desktop shortcut, right-click on the shortcut > click Properties > go to the Shortcut tab.
For pinned app in the taskbar, right-click Chrome icon > right-click the icon again from the pop-up > click ‘Properties’.
Under the shortcut tab, in the ‘Target field’, put space at the end of the existing parameter(s) then add ‘–force-dark-mode’ (without quotes). Space is important to separate two or more parameters. For default Chrome installation, the result may look like:
How to turn off dark mode for Chrome only on Windows 10
This guide teaches you to switch off dark mode for Chrome even if your Windows 10 has dark mode enabled.
- Look for Chrome shortcut via taskbar search box / Desktop / pinned apps in the taskbar.
- Now, right-click on Chrome shortcut > click Properties > go to Shortcut tab.
- Under the shortcut tab, in the ‘Target’ textbox, put a space at the end then append ‘–disable-features=DarkMode’ (without quotes). It may look like:
Chrome’s Dark Mode isn’t working
If Dark Mode doesn’t work after doing the steps above, make sure that: