Our eyes are our most magnetic feature, it's the first thing that people notice about us and we can really work to emphasize our most important feature, through the use of eye colors that come in a never ending selection of shades. From iridescent ant naturals to a seductively smoky evening look the options are endless when it comes to helping your eyes look their brightest and most captivating. The following article looks at some basic tips and techniques to working with eye shadow.
1. Its not always easy to know where to start with your makeup selection default, but as a general rule start by applying the lightest shade all over the entire lid to brighten the eyes and give the illusion of them appearing larger. Blend the medium shade on the middle of the lid adding contour and depth. The final shade should be applied closest to the lash line for definition. Make sure you blend all your layers together for a seamless finish.
2. Not all powder eye shadows are created equally and the cheaper loose powder can fall on to your cheek and look messy. Before purchasing eye shadow you need to ensure that they are well made test them on the back of your hand. If it is a high quality eye shadow it will glide effortlessly across the skin and create an even coat of color and it should feel smooth not grainy. Cheap rough textured formulas tend to contain more oil and will clump on your eyelids, gathering in creases.
3. To prevent stray specks of powder falling on your cheeks and ruining your makeup, tap the handle of your eye shadow brush sharply to remove any excess before you apply it on your eyes. Alternatively why not start with your eyeshadow application first; if you make any mistakes you can correct it after.
4. Choose your eye shadow to enhance the color of your eyes. This means opting for a shade that contrast with your eye color rather than choosing one that matches the true color of your iris, otherwise you tend to notice the eye shadow not the eyes. To highlight the natural beauty of blue eyes earthy warm colors work really well such as browns and taupe's. Green eyes suit cool colors such as lilac and plums. Brown eyes work really well with many colors of the spectrum and navy and grey looks good on brown eyes
5. Do you ever notice your eyeshadow starting to fade throughout the day then it's a good idea to prep your eyes first. Preparing the base with foundation or primer not only helps to diffuse the blue, red color of the veins that show through, but will also help to set your makeup for the day. Finish with a dusting of translucent powder across the eyes and lashes that will help to give your lashes thicker coverage when applying mascara.
6. Want to know how to make your eyes pop! Lining the inner rim of the eye with a white liner will make the eyes appear larger. Applying a dab of white or cream eye shadow on the center of the brow bone in a matte finish can really work to open the eyes. Finish with two coats of thickening or lengthening mascara on the top lashes to help make your eyes appear alluringly larger.
7. Your eye shadow is only ever going to be as good as the tools you use and choosing the right shadow brush will make a huge difference to your application. Shorter bristled versions give more control and accuracy so they are best for lining and defining. Longer bristled brushes are softer and less precise which makes them great for blending and applying a wash of color. Whatever the look you choose, always start with a small amount of shadow on your brush and slowly layer the color gradually.
8. Want to know how to make your lashes look more flattering, and then apply your eyeliner from underneath. Then line above the lash line, which will give the appearance of thicker lashes.
9. Your mascara can offset your look and will frame the eyes, a tip when applying mascara is to apply a coat of mascara before you begin your makeup routine and then apply a coat to finish. It helps to set the scene for your eyes so that everything else blends together effortlessly.
10. Curling your lashes will instantly make them look longer and help you achieve eye opening glamor. Always be sure to curl your lashes before you apply your mascara, working up from the base to the tips for that doe eyed youthful look.