Applying eyeshadow is relatively easy. However, learning to apply eye makeup the right way is no simple task. How do you choose the right shade for your eye color and skin tone? Do you really need 10 makeup brushes? Will you ever use every color in that eyeshadow palette?
We know that it’s easy to get confused about the best ways to make your eyes pop, so we’ve crafted a 5-step guide to show you exactly how to handle all those eyeliners, mascaras, and shadows, no matter your eye shape or color. Let’s get started:
1) Know Your Eye Shape to Apply Eyeshadow
Eyes are of various shapes like almond-shaped, with hooded lids, round eyes, asian eyes, eyes with darker lids, etc. You always want to make your eyes look more awake, brighter and bigger. To make this possible, just pick up the right shade and brush to beautify your eyes using an eyeshadow.
If you have almond-shaped eye then you can style your eye in almost all possible ways. Same goes with round eyes. But if you have asian eyes then you should consider flaunting ombre effect through your eyeshadow pattern. Girls having hooded lids can highlight their outer corners of the hooded lids to create brightening effect. They don’t need much eye makeup. Those girls having darker lids can put a concealer first on their eyes before applying eyeshadow. They can use shimmer shade to beautify their eyes.
2) Choose Right Brush to Apply Eyeshadow
For application of eyeshadow on your eyes you need to have the correct set of eye makeup brushes. In this set of brushes you should have large shadow brush to sweep highlighter, precision shadow brush, blending shadow brush, blending tip brush, angled liner brush, precision liner brush and smudger brush. All of these brushes have their specific role in applying eyeshadow. You need to have with you all of these brushes in order to apply eyeshadow perfectly.
3) Select Eyeshadow Formula of Your Choice
Eyeshadows come in various forms. Cream eyeshadows can be used on your eyes as a base color for the application of loose powder eyeshadow. It can be used as a solid single colored coverage of eyes. Blending of colors is difficult with cream eyeshadows. Loose eyeshadows are quite difficult and messy to use. It needs a lot of practice to apply loose eyeshadow. Various pigments are available in loose form. Your trick should be correct for its proper application. Pressed eyeshadow is most preferred eyeshadow as it is easy to blend and simple to use.
4) Put a Primer before Applying Eyeshadow
Applying a primer on your eyes before the application of eyeshadow can be very useful tip for you. Primer can make eyeshadow long-lasting. It prevents it from falling or creasing throughout the day. If you are using translucent primer then the color of eyeshadow will look brighter and closer to what you see in palette.
5) Know Which Color in Your Palette Meant for Which Part of Eye
You might have noticed various shades in your eyeshadow palette. We can guide you to make you understand which shade is meant for which part of your eye. Although it totally depends on how you want to use any shade in the palette on your eyes. Generally, lightest color can be used as a brow bone highlighter. Second lightest color can become color of your lid. Second darkest color can be applied on crease. Darkest color in your palette is best used at outer corners of your eye.