Eyeshadow is a big part of a complete eye look. The best way to do it is to have a proven process that will work every time. Knowing the steps to use can make it not only look much better but also last longer on the eye. As with anything, the more practice you get, then the more success you will have. Eyeshadow can be fun. It is a good way to express your mood, as well as compliment your outfit.
Whether you are looking for a natural look, or a dramatic look, eyeshadow can definitely help set the tone:
1. Apply eye primer first
When you apply eye primer first, it helps the shadow stay on your lids longer, especially in the heat or humidity. If the shadow that you are using is fairly light, then it is not as necessary, but the more colorful the eyeshadow, then the more necessary the eye primer becomes. Eye primer is especially helpful if you have oily eyelids, or the eyeshadow ends up creasing on your eyelids throughout the day. Some primers are helpful in controlling the oil from the skin and also work to create a brighter appearance of the eyeshadow. The best way to use it is to lightly apply it to the lids using your finger, a brush, or a beauty blender. Blend it all over your eyelid from your brow bone all the way to your lashes. Make sure to also apply to the inner eyelid.
2. Use highlighter in the crease
Using a highlighter in the inner corner of your eye at the edge of your crease can really add a pop to the eyes. It can also make tired eyes look more awake. Highlighter is a great way to brighten up your face overall, so using it on your eye makeup can have the same effect.
3. Layer with multiple colors
Using many colors on your eyes can really give a professional look. Usually, it is best to start with a neutral color across the eyelid. Then a medium lid can be applied to the crease. A darker shade goes on the outer corner of the eye. Finally, a lighter color can be applied to both the brow bone and the inner corner. Picking the correct color combination is key in creating the look you are wanting. Using a lighter color that is shimmery can create a bright sparkly look while using darker colors can create a more smoky look. Also, experiment with colors that compliment your eye color.
4. Eyeshadow as brow filler
Eyeshadow is a great thing to use on your brows as well. It gives the eyebrow a much more natural look and does not create those harsh colors and lines that can happen with a pencil. The best way to do it is to use an angled brush that is stiff, along with a matte eyeshadow that matches your brow color.
5. Know which brush to use
Eyeshadow can always be applied with your fingers, however, using brushes can create a more professional look. The important thing is to make sure you use the correct brush. Using a fluffy brush that is a wide dome shape is best to apply shadow all over your lid. The tapered brush is best used for applying shadow to your crease. Then the angled blending brush does a good job of blending the shadow in those areas that are hard to reach. Finally, the eyeliner brush that is both angled and stiff is a good way to put shadow around the eye like an eyeliner.
Learning how to create looks with eyeshadow can be a fun process. Taking your time, practicing, and finding out what works best for you can go a long way in creating the looks that compliment you and make you have more confidence in your looks.