Applying Eye shadow, How to apply eye shadow, Eyeshadow Application Tips

This section of makeup provides you useful tips on how to apply eyeshadow and latest application tips. By this point in your life you've probably encountered eyeshadow- in a pot, in a compact, in a tube, in a bottle.. it comes in many forms! And it comes in all the colors of the rainbow (and more)- from black to white, red to blue, pink to yellow, grey to well, you get the idea. If you can think of the color, with a little work you should be able to find the shade. Frankly, it can be a bit overwhelming for a beginner!

Applying Eyeshadow in simple steps - Learn how to apply eyeshadow?

The first step in applying eye shadow, in my opinion, is to choose the color you want. Anyone can wear any color they want, with varying effects. What I have found is that skin tone is the best indicator of which colors will enhance your features. The following eyeshadow colors will help add a healthy glow or a pretty "spark" of color to your face.

Warm Cool
  • Peach
  • Rosy Pink
  • Soft Brown
  • Mocha
  • Pale Green
  • Cream
  • Gold
  • White
  • Baby Blue
  • Ballet Pink
  • Grey
  • Violet
  • Jungle Green
  • Silver

Once you choose which color you want, you have to choose the formula that you're looking for.

Tips on Various forms of eyeshadow. which one to put on?

Powder Eyeshadow: Why is powder shadow so cool? Because it's portable, relatively spill-free and super easy to use! Powder shadows come in compacts with anywhere from one to eight colors, usually all designed to co-ordinate. You can apply it with a sponge for normal, semi-opaque coverage. The sponge is usually included with the shadow, but I suggest buying some more sponges, so that you have a clean side for each individual shade. This keeps the color true. You can also wet the sponge lightly, rub it across the shadow and apply it to your eyelid for a solid look. Powder shadow can be applied with a brush for a sheer effect, or with your fingertip for a smudged look.

Cream Eyeshadow: Cream eyeshadows usually come in compacts as well. They are different from powders in that they are soft and creamy to the touch. The disadvantage of cream shadow is that it tends to crease easily, which means that by the end of the day you could have a thin line of shadow in the crease of your eyelid- and none anywhere else. How do you prevent this? By properly prepping your eyelid with a thin coat of oil-free foundation/concealer and a light dusting of powder. Then, apply the shadow using either a brush or your fingertip (I prefer my finger, as cream shadows are nearly impossible to clean off the brush). If you choose a brush, look for one with shorter, stiffer bristles to control where the color goes.

Wand-Applicator Shadows with wand applicators come in tubes. Often they are sheer, shimmery colors, similar in texture to a cream shadow. You should prep your eyelid first with an oil-free foundation/concealer and a light dusting of powder. Then, take the wand and apply some the color to wherever you want it. Blend around the edges with your fingertips, and carefully remove any "clumps" of color that may have formed.

Liquid eyeshadows: Liquid shadow comes in a little bottle, usually without an applicator. You'll need to invest in an eyeliner brush, high-quality sponge or a box of Q-tips in order to apply it. Shake the bottle well , then dip the brush/sponge/Q-tip into so just the tip is covered. From here you can apply it directly to your eyelid in a careful motion, or tap the color onto your fingertip, then rub evenly over your eyelid for a sheer wash of color. Liquid shadow often comes in the most vibrant, trendy shades out there!

Final Step in how to apply eyeshadow

Once you've got the color and the formula down, there's just one minor detail left- what texture you want. Eyeshadow is generally matte or frosted, but sometimes comes with a glossy finish. Matte shadows appear flat on your skin- they don't reflect the light or shimmer at all. Frosted eye shadows have little flecks of metallic color in them to reflect the light. Glossy shadows usually come in cream or powder form, and leave a solid sheen of color on your lids. Think lip gloss, for your eyes!

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