Whether you have years of makeup knowledge or you’re just now exploring the world of beauty and makeup, eyeshadow application is intimidating. The possibilities are overwhelming, especially when you’re met with an abundance of shades in a massive eyeshadow palette. But, any woman who’s even slightly serious about her makeup knows the importance of eye shadow and the emphasis it can instantly add to eyes.
From choosing the right color for your skin and eye color to using the right application techniques, eye shadow matters in your beauty routine. How often do you end up sticking with the same neutral colors from a palette containing eight or more colors? Branching out of an eyeshadow repertoire is not easy, which is why we wanted to help break down which shadows to use and where to apply them.
Brighten with Neutrals
Palettes often range from smaller quads to double-digit color offerings, but regardless of the number, they’re usually arranged according to colors and finishes. For all-around options, like our palettes, both neutral and bold shades are typically included in either matte or metallic finishes.
Neutrals are the earthy tones such as browns, beiges, and maroons. These lighter shades are applied to your brow bone and the inner corner to highlight your eyes. Depending on the palette, medium shades can also be neutral colors. Adding a medium toned shade in your crease will help add dimension and depth to every kind of eyeshadow look.
Accent with Bolds
Moving from your tried-and-true colors to a medium shade to help blend new colors together and map out the shape you want is a big step. Once you’ve conquered that quest, it’s time to move to the darkest colors to add depth. The deepest shade in an eye makeup look should be placed on your outer V — the very edge of your crease that sits parallel to the end of your brow and most hollowed out portion of your lid.
This is the sweet spot for every kind of smoky eye and will instantly glam up any shadow-heavy maximalist look. One of the only parts of your eye that works with absolutely any chroma is your lower lash line - the area that sits under your bottom lashes.
Vibrant, Pigmented Eyeshadow Pallets
At GurlMeetsMakeUp, we offer vibrant, pigmented eyeshadow pallets for all beauty gurus. With palettes such as our Cosmos, Fall Leaves, Gloomy, and Rose & Gold, you’re guaranteed to use all the beautiful colored to highlight your gorgeous eyes! Browse our collections and find the palette that best matches your style!