Great eye makeup can make or break your look. Apply too much or use the wrong colors and you can end up attracting the wrong kind of attention to your eyes. But when applied like a pro, your can create eyes that are truly stunning. In this tutorial, I share a few eyeshadow application secrets I wished I knew 10 years ago.
Choosing Your Eyeshadow
Eyeshadows come in a variety of colors and consistencies, from powder to cream. The choice of color is really more a personal decision, but as long as you stay on trend, you can’t go wrong. Experimenting with color is actually one of the best things about eyeshadow. One day you can rock a smokey eye and the next you can choose something more natural and classic.
Not sure what color to choose, start with your eye color. Certain colors can really play up your natural eye color. Purple or berry tones work great with green eyes, while almost any color will work on brown eyes, though green is a definite favorite. For blues eyes, choose an icy blue color or gold hue. Jewel tones also work great on baby blues.
When it comes to choosing a type of eyeshadow, personal choice also plays a role. Most eyeshadows come in powder form, but some are available in cream form. The cream tends to be thicker and therefore application produces a richer color saturation.
Basic Eyeshadow Application
Now you are ready to apply your eyeshadow. The keys to the creating the perfect look are to have the right brushes and to always be blending. For eyeshadow application done right you need a flat stiff brush, which works great on the lid. A pencil brush is ideal for application under the eye or for adding intense color to the outer part of your eye or to the crease. The other two brushes you need are a soft dome and a stiff dome. They are both great for blending and helping to feather out your shadow or decreasing harsh lines.