Tips for eye make-up: choosing and applying eye shadow
Posted Aug 17 2010 9:57am
When it comes to make-up we often have difficulties in choosing the correct eye shadow colors, and, if we are lucky enough to know what fits us best, we may have some problems in creating a flawless eye make-up. This article is meant to help us with some short make-up tips so we can get the glamorous sexy make-up we see in magazines.
Make your eye make-up last longer and look smoother:
Apply an eye primer every time. Eye shadow primer provides a smooth canvas for your eye shadow. Using a primer will help your eye shadow stay in place and not crease or appear cakey. Apply a light coat of primer from your lash line to your brow bone.
You can make your eye shadow stay still with loose transparent powder. Apply it and you will not have a creasing problem, even towards the end of the day.
Skin tone and the right eye make-up shade:
Brown skin tones look great with light pinks, tans, or even greens.
If your skin is medium to dark I recommend neutral shades, but with highlights. Exactly: use beige and white and highlight the external corner with a dark shade of brown. Also you may use powerful colors such as turquoise, fuchsia or yellow, but only in combination with an eye liner, it will emphasize your skin tone!
Light skin tone: You can wear natural but dark shades of make-up or, shades like plum, dark red, dark green, but pay attention to your eye inner corner, apply some white eye shadow to offer more luminosity.
Your eyes color and the correct eye shadow:
Blue eyes will really “pop” if you use a shadow that is much darker. Brown hues work best.
Brown eyes look fantastic with almost any color but for a dramatic effect pair a dark liner with a softer shadow and finish off with a darker shade on the crease.
For hazel eyes choose shadow colors that are the same as the color flecks that you wish to highlight such as: green, gold, brown.
Correctly apply eye shadow:
You should have three shades in the same color family. You will apply the lightest color on the brow bone, the darkest color in the crease and the medium shade on the eyelid.
Use an eye shadow brush or sponge applicator (a brush works best) and apply the lightest color from the crease up toward you eyebrow.
Apply the medium shadow over your eyelid.
Add the darkest shadow into the crease using a small, angled makeup brush.
Use your finger tip to gently blend the colors into each other so that it doesn’t look like a stark line in the crease.
Dip a cotton swab into eye makeup remover to clean up any mistakes.
For a smashing result you can apply a thin eyeliner line on the upper eyelid. A glamorous result is guaranteed.