Tips on How to Effectively Apply Eye Shadow

In addition to brand, skill level is the other factor that will determine an impeccable makeup. Eye make-up is preferred by a majority of women primarily because it allows them to express their personalities with relative ease. Unfortunately, mistakes made while applying eye make-up, especially eye shadows can make you appear silly. The different shades ought to be arranged properly in order to bring out the flawless appearance of your eyes.
Still, it is important to point out that faultless eye make-up mainly hinges on the brand of cosmetic you are using. Listed below are the four different types of eye shadows available in the market:
  • Dry eye shadow.
  • Shadow-mousse.
  • Liquid eye shadow.
  • Shadow pencil eye shadow.
Dry eye shadow is the simplest to apply and as such it is crucial that you acquire the skills of dry eye shadow application before moving to other application methods. Prior to buying make-up kits, it is important to utilize testers. Testers enable you to choose the appropriate shades based on the complexion of your skin. Then again, testers will enable you to determine the quality of the eye shadow you are purchasing.

Before applying eye shadow, it is crucial that you prepare your eyes by making use of tonal ointments or paint pen. By doing so, you will be able to effortlessly conceal pigment spots as wells as the circles round your eyes. The tonal cream can be applied by making use of your fingertips so that you can evenly spread the cream round the corners of your eyes. If you would like your eye shadow to last for prolonged periods of time, then it is highly recommended that you utilize a base application.

If you desire a style make-up, then you will need to add eyeliner. Eyeliners can be used as substitutes for dark shadows. When applying eyeliner, you need to try as much as possible to achieve a continuous and flawless line close to the eye lashes. The application should be done from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eyes. You can also enhance the shade by making use of your fingertips or cotton swabs.

A beautiful and striking eye make-up ought to comprise of different shades. There are different ways through which you can achieve this, for example, you can choose to go with the classic color scheme which basically comprises of three different colors. Then again, when applying the different shades, you should try and use light colors at the base of the eye and dark shades at the upper part of the eye.

The technical aspect of eye shadow application is the other factor that you need to take into consideration when learning how to apply eye shadows. Even distribution of the different shades is required in order to avoid the formation of spots. This can be done by making use of a makeup brush. When holding the makeup brush, the flat part should be held close to the edge. Moreover, brush movements ought to be smooth. You can also achieve an intense color by blending different shades.

Once you are through with the application, remember to screen the shadow. This can be achieved by making use of a light and soft brush.

When selecting a color scheme to apply, it is also crucial to take into consideration the colors of your eyes as well as the hues of the clothes you are wearing. If you have sagging eyelids, you can add emphasis by making use of pearlescent shadows. Then again, you can achieve the same effects by making use of Matt shadows. Don't forget to choose a safe cosmetics, it's not so easy as it may looks like on first sight, so read guidelines before shopping

You can also choose to adjust or add emphasis to the natural colors of your eyes by making use of techniques known as shading and lighting. On the other hand, if you would like to add clarifications, use simple colors like pale lilac, white, pastel pink, ivory, light gray and light beige.

Dark colors can be darkened by making use of colors such as apricot, olive green, dark brown, gold, black-purple and green.

When shopping for the right eye shadow color, it is crucial that you take into consideration the complexion of your skin. While most people tend to select eye shadow color hinging on the color of their outfits, it's best to select a color that matches your skin.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this post! It is exactly what I need. I always get myself into a mess when it comes to applying eye shadows.

  2. Good to know this tip. I'm not a make up person but I do apply some once in a while if I have to be in a meeting with the bosses. :) Aside from that, I only put lipstick and lip gloss.

    Ria C

  3. Thanks for these tips, I honestly don't how to put put make up on lol.

  4. great tips jo! im no expert when it comes to makeup. :) iusually just use pressed powder/foundation and some lip color then im good to go. :)

  5. I have always wanted to learn how to put on make up...and I sound like a broken record about it...I hope I get the time to really sit and follow the awesome tutorial you shared here...they are easy to follow and entertaining too...have a lovely week :)

  6. Thanks for sharing this tips po. No wonder when I apply eye shadows, I sometimes messed it up.

  7. I agree with you that brand matters. I love to put on some make up like eye shadows. I'll try your tips later. Thanks for sharing this.

  8. It also helps to watch video tutorials in Youtube on how to do eye make up to see how it is actually done, it has helped me alot specially on the different styles of application of eye make up.

  9. Ma-try nga. LOL Nevertheless a very nice tips.

  10. These are helpful tips :-) I have cosmetic that until now I haven't open and try yet :-) I am almost 40 years yet still do not know how to put make-up on the right way :-) I love my natural skin though :-)

  11. thanks for sharing about this, its really helpful for someone like me. i only used three kinds of make-ups: eye shadow, blush on, lipstick...and i only knew the basic of it. the rest, i am clueless on how to use it. :)


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