How To Apply Eyeshadow

Applying eyeshadow is something anyone can do with the right tips and tricks. First, if you want longer lasting eyeshadow choose those that are color-rich. Second, pick colors that are flattering. The emphasis should be on your eyes so the color is very important. You want your eyeshadow to softly contrast the color of your eyes. Don't pick a color that exactly matches your eyes. Pick colors that are close. At the same time you want to be sure that the color works with your skin tone.

Eye Color

Bright, bold colors are not trendy. Keep your colors simple and natural. If you have green eyes, choose brown shades. If you have blue eyes, choose a softer brown or tan. If you have dark brown or black eyes, choose charcoal or brown colors. Blending colors together is important so look for eyeshadows that come with two or more colors. The colors are already picked out for you so you don't have to figure out which colors work together. Of course you can keep it simple by just applying one shade to your eyes.  However, blending colors makes your eyes stand out more.

Steps to Applying Two Shadows

  1. Use either an applicator or q-tip to apply the lighter shade to your lid. Make sure your entire lid is covered.
  2. Blend the medium shade into the crease of your lid.

Steps to Applying Three Shadows

  1. Use either an applicator or q-tip to apply the second lightest shade to your lid. Make sure your entire lid is covered.
  2. Blend the medium shade into the crease of your lid.
  3. Apply the lightest shade under your brow bone, along with the inner corner of your eye.

Steps to Applying Four Shadows

  1. Use either an applicator or q-tip to apply the second lightest shade to your lid. Make sure your entire lid is covered.
  2. Blend the medium shade into the crease of your lid.
  3. Apply the lightest shade under your brow bone, along with the inner corner of your eye.
  4. Blend the darkest shade into the outer corner of your eye, continuing along the lash line.

Now you can finish all of this off with a touch of mascara and eyeliner!

 

Related Life123 Articles

These eyeshadow tips will take you from good looking to gorgeous. The eyes are the first thing most people notice about your face, so knowing how to apply your eyeshadow correctly is the key to showing them off.

All it takes to give an edgier look to your eye makeup, is take a few of these eye makeup ideas and experiment with colors outside your normal palette. Push the makeup boundaries further by playing with eyeliner color, application techniques and colored mascara

Frequently Asked Questions on Ask.com
More Related Life123 Articles

Brown eyes may be the most dominant and common eye color, but they're anything but plain and common. Experiment with these eyeshadow tips to add sparkle and shine.

When learning how to apply eyeshadow for the first time, many women choose the wrong color and style. Whichever cosmetics you choose, picking the right color and application technique is always the first step in proper application.

Why detract from a gorgeous pair of green eyes by choosing the wrong eye makeup? Learn how to apply eye makeup to enhance or electrify their hue.

© 2014 Life123, Inc. All rights reserved. An IAC Company