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How To Apply Eyeshadow

Dec 18, 2007
How to apply eyeshadow is potentially a problematic area for many women as part of their daily makeup routine. Perhaps the biggest problem is the learning curve involved to understand how to apply eyeshadow to best enhance your eyes and make them a feature of your desired look. The key is applying your eyeshadow to make your eyes the focal point not the area around them. For a better understanding on what eyeshadow is best to suit the individual needs you should pop down to a makeup counter. Most of these make up counters in department stores offer a free makeup consultation on the products you're a looking for.

It is best to stick to the eyeshadow shades that compliment your skin tone and eye shade, and remember the time of day you are shopping for and the venue you will be at will greatly influence your eyeshadow color choice.

Day Time: It is best to target the lighter and neutral shades.

Evening: This is the time suited for experimenting as you can typically get away with stronger shades and bolder colors.

Time spent early on practicing how to apply eyeshadow to create your perfect results for both the day and night looks will make your application quicker for your daily routine.

Eyeshadow now comes in many styles and finishes. It is available in creams, powders, liquid and pencils. It can be frosted; matte, glitter, shimmer and some are specifically designed for drier or older skin. Many manufactures now produce eyeshadow compacts with coordinated shades of eyeshadow, typically including a light, medium and dark shade. The ever-changing trends and fashion statements have lead us to see a rise in the use of intense eyeshadow colors. Experimenting with these intense colors on your eyes can be fun. You can test eye shadow colors on the back of your hand or your inner wrist, but do keep in mind that the way a color looks in the store may not be the way it looks on your eyes or in natural light due to the shop lighting effecting colors.

Eyeshadow application will vary greatly from person to person due to eye shape, skin types and the effect you are after, although there are a few principle points on applying eyeshadow. Light shades will generally open and highlight the eyes, giving the eyes a larger look. Dark shades will add depth and dimension, while making the eyes look smaller

Learning how to apply eyeshadow is going to be down to trial and error to start, while you learn what works and does not. To start you should grab the following items of make up.

Eyeshadow (light,medium,and dark shades that suit your complexion)
Makeup Brushes
Makeup remover

It is best if you start this process as you would with your normal makeup application, by applying your usual foundation and face powder

Begin by applying a light color from lash line to brows. Shades of ivory, beige, peach or pink are common, but other light tones can work well. Then apply a medium shade from lash line to crease. Finally, accent the crease of the eyelid with the darkest shade. Blend with a soft brush to avoid removing your eye shadow or smudging. You can apply eyeliner along the lash line and use mascara to accent your eye lashes if you like. Eye makeup remover or a damp cloth can remove smudges. Some people opt to do their eye shadow and other eye makeup before applying foundation and other makeup to allow mistakes to be tidied up more easily.
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