Do you love makeup? Do you want to try all the latest trends, products, and ideas? Are you less than talented when it comes to makeup application?
If so, don’t feel bad – you aren’t alone. However, when it comes to makeup application, knowledge is power. If you want to learn how to do your eyeshadow like the pros, keep reading. Here you will find some valuable tips that will help you get amazing results.
Quality Brushes and Primer are Key
Have you tried to use the tiny, sponge applicator that comes with most eye shadows for application? If so, stop right there. The best thing you can do is invest in several higher quality brushes.
If you plan to blend eyeshadow (which is highly recommended) you need a brush that can handle the job. Ditch the sponge applicator and get a brush set now.
After you have the right brushes, it doesn’t mean you are ready to start applying your selected color. The first thing you need to apply is primer. This is going to solve the issues of creased lids, oily lids, and prevent fading and smearing.
Use White Shadow for Increased Color Vibrancy
Are you looking for a way to ensure the colors you choose for your eye shadow really “pop” and make a statement? If so, the first step is to apply a white base.
Be sure to add the white to the entire lid. Once in place, you can add the color you have chosen and see a much more vibrant shade than what you would have had otherwise.
Appear Wide Awake
White isn’t just for making colors more vibrant. If you have a white pencil you can line your lower eye. By doing this, you are going to make your eyes appear bigger, and help ensure you look alert and awake.
This is a beneficial technique for late nights that are followed by early mornings. If you believe that the white shadow you have applied seems a bit too harsh, consider using a nude shade instead.
Become Familiar with Your Eyes
The shape of your eyes plays a huge role in the eyeshadow techniques you are going to use. For example, if your eyes are hooded, it may not be possible to see the eyeshadow colors that you have applied when you open your eyes. As a result, you should focus your efforts on under your eyes and the corners.
If you have eyes that are wide set, you can create a sense of balance when you use a darker color on the inside corner. With close set eyes, move the darker color to the outer corner.
Eyeshadow Tricks and Techniques that Work
Regardless of your eye shape or your eye shadow preference, you can use the tips here to help ensure your eyes always pop. Make sure that you are using quality products to get all the benefits of beautiful, stand out eyes that demand attention when you walk in a room.