Eyeshadow is the most mentioned cosmetic of creative makeup artists. Opt for good quality eye shadow brushes, flat and angled. Always work your way up from lighter shades. Go in for colors that mix easily. The color of your eyes should always be more preeminent than the color of the shadow.

Since the eyes are the most important focal point of the face, the eye makeup ways and preference of colors for eyeshadow should suit the shape and color of your eyes. The first step in applying the eyeshadow is to apply a neutral concealer that matches your skin tone on the eyelid and then sweep the lightest shade over the complete area from the lash line to the brow line to create the begrime-resistant base.

When applying eyeshadow purview the lightest shade over the entire area from lash line to brow. This shade will be your base color and is to your eye, what your foundation is to your face. It will grasp your color and prevent creasing. When you apply eye shadow, always begin with the highlighter shade.

Brush it just under the outer end of each eyebrow and swiftly blend the color inward toward the inner end of the eyebrow, above the inner corner of the eye. After that apply the eyelid shadow by starting in the center of each lid, just above the pupil of your eye. Apply the medium shade on the lower lid and blend it into your base shade. A third color can also be added along the lash line and outer corner of the eyes as a highlight to create the depth in eyes.

How to Apply Eyeshadow Correctly

  • Choose a light base shadow. Using a shadow brush, sweep it across your entire lid, from brow to lash line.
  • Prime the eyelids by dusting them with a small amount of loose powder.
  • Use a medium-toned shade to cover your lower lids.
  • Then blend eye shadow by stroking the lid gently with an eye shadow brush. Don’t use your finger you could wipe off the shadow entirely.
  • Blend the shadows well, using your fingertips or a cotton swab.
  • End with a careful application of eyeliner to the top lid in a complementary color. There are so many chimeric eyeliner colors available today, so experiment with what is out there. Plums, greens, and browns are flattering to many eye colors.

Eye Shadow Applying Tips

Before using eye shadows on the lids, always test the colors on the back of the hand to see the intensity. Don’t forget, that pale tones emphasize, while deep sooty shades define.

Choose a primary color (the color you desire to stand out the most) and use short strokes to cover your whole eyelid.

The color gets lighter as it stacks above the eyes.

Use a medium tone from your lashes to the crease of your eyelid.

When you want to apply light shades such as blue, beige, light green, and light gray then you should first draw a thin line with the help of liquid eyeliner.

Pearly shades are great for accenting the brow bone and opening up the eye area.

You should use brushes to apply eye shadow. And try to avoid those nasty foam applicators that come with it.

Blend the colors with a brush. Never use your fingers or you can wipe the color right off your lid.

Apply a lighter eye shadow color above your primary color and below your eyebrow.

If you get shadows in your eyes, flush them gently with tepid water.

Out of these, pressed powders are the easiest to apply and creams are most difficult to apply.

To give your eyes a ‘smoky’ appearance, choose a dark blue, grey, or black eye shadow brush it around the outer corners of your eyes, and blend it into your primary eyeliner. Don’t stray further than a quarter inch away from your eyes.

Different Forms of Eye Shadows

  • Pressed powders.
  • Creams.
  • Sticks.
  • Loose powder.
  • Liquids.