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How to Apply Eye shadow

Applying Eyeshadow

EYESHADOW should always glide on smoothly, and can be used to subtly change or enhance the shape of the eyes, to add simple definition or to make a strong impact, depending on your choice of color. When applying eye shadow, sweep the lightest shade across the entire area from lash line to brow. This serves as a base to the other eye shadow colors much like a foundation for the rest of the face. A medium color can be applied on the lower part of the lid. The darkest shade can be skillfully used to create depth.

A wonderful eye shadow tip for women who want to make their eyes appear closer is to emphasize the inner corners of the eyes. A light eye shadow over the entire eyelid followed by a medium color on the inner half of the eyelid can create a pleasing effect. Some women prefer to apply eye shadow with a damp brush or applicator. This helps in intensifying the color. Powder eye shadows come in singles or color coordinated sets. Cream eye shadows can be coordinated with powder eye shadows. It is also useful to disguise the blueness many of us have on the skin on our eyelids.

EYE SHADOW is a cream or a powder that comes in many colors and textures and is used to accentuate your eyes. You should prefer powder shadows because it is easier to control the application with a brush. It is a good idea to start with a neutral beige shadow, a brown one, a pink one and a dark purple. These are fairly neutral tones that will look natural and enhance any eyes.

Eyeshadow is applied to draw attention to the eye which accounts for many shades of purple, blue, green, yellow and orange color that comes in and out of fashion. Choose an eyeshadow color that matches your dress, eye color and face makeup. Eye shadow adds depth and dimension to one’s eyes, compliments the eye color, or simply draw attention to the eyes. The effect of eyeshadow usually brings out glamorous and attention bringing out the eyes. After applying your base color, apply a medium shade on the lower lid. This is the part of the eye that most women apply eyeshadow. Dust eyeshadow along the socket line and outer corners of the eyes, but do not shade the eyelid heavily. Avoid wearing eyeliner on the upper lash line and steer clear of dark eyeshadow, as this will make the eyes appear smaller than they are.


Whether you wear cream or powder formulations of eye shadow is down to personal preference. Cream-to-powder eye shadows are easy to apply, as they can be literally swept over the eyelid in one stroke, but they have the disadvantage of gliding off again within hours of application or of creasing in the eyelid. To improve the staying power of cream eye shadow, try setting It with a light dusting of translucent powder While powder eye shadows do tend to stay put, they require greater precision in application. Older skins will benefit from the use of powder eye shadows.

Applying Eye Shadow Facts and Tips
When you select colours, remember that dark ones deepen or hollow features, while light ones will make the eyes stand out. Choose bright colours carefully. They can look great but they draw attention instantly to the eyes and run the risk of looking unnatural, unless the face is balanced with other suitable make-up products. Don’t be put off by eye shadow colours before you have apply them, as most will appear more intense in the palettes than they actually are.

Experiment with bright shades, but use them as a wash over the eyelids to add a subtle hint of colour. You don’t need to wear colours that match the colour of your ins, but it’s a good idea to select shades which will accentuate your natural colouring. For those with blue eyes, try liner in brown or navy and avoid wearing blue eyeshadow. Green eyes stand out when shaded with khaki and brown shades with yellow undertones. Very dark brown eyes can wear almost any colour but look especially striking with browns, charcoal and mahogany. Finally, grey/green eyes are enhanced by charcoal and black.

Eyeshadow Application Tips
If you wear glasses, take into consideration the type of lenses you have when you are selecting make-up. If you are short-sighted, corrective lenses will magnify your eyes, so unless you have naturally small eyes wear muted or natural shades of eyeshadow. If you are longsighted, your lenses will make your eyes appear smaller, so use eyeshadow to strengthen them. Dust eyeshadow along the socket line and outer corners of the eyes, but do not shade the eyelid heavily. Avoid wearing eyeliner on the upper lash line and steer clear of dark eyeshadow, as this will make the eyes appear smaller than they are. Also, frames will cast a shadow on the face, so disguise any darkness with a concealer one shade lighter than your foundation.