Learn How to Get Beautiful Eyes with these Eyeshadow Tips!
Playing up your eyes with makeup can be fun and a mini adventure every time you do it! We’ll go over some tips about which eyeshadows compliment your eye color, general application tips and also secrets to getting trendy eye makeup looks that are popular right now.
EYESHADOW TIPS FOR YOUR EYE COLOR:
EYESHADOW TIPS FOR BROWN EYES
If your eyes are brown, you’ve hit the eyeshadow jackpot, as almost all eyeshadow colors work for you. Green will really accent dark brown eyes, and blue is one of my faves as a brown-eyed girl.
EYESHADOW TIPS FOR BLUE EYES
If you want to wear blue eyeshadow it has to be just the right tone and that will depend on the color of your eyes. The general rule is, don’t stray too much from your own eye color, so if you have light blue eyes don’t wear dark midnight blue eyeshadow. A softer, lighter blue will be more complimentary. Many blue-eyed girls like earth tones such as brown, taupe, and gray. Blue eyes look stunning in plums and purples.
EYESHADOW TIPS FOR GREEN AND HAZEL EYES:
Violet shades work well for green or hazel eyes. Browns, golds and pewter tones bring out green and hazel eyes in an unforgettable way. Layering several different sheer colors really works to bring out the flecks of color in hazel eyes.
TIPS FOR APPLYING EYESHADOW
APPLYING EYESHADOW: Step 1
Apply an eyeshadow base to help color last longer. Then choose a light eyeshadow color as a base shadow. Using a small shadow brush, apply it lightly across your entire lid, from brow to lash line.
APPLYING EYESHADOW: Step 2
Next use a medium-toned eyeshadow shade to cover your lids, or just use it around the edges and up into the crease in a v-shape.
APPLYING EYESHADOW: Step 3
Use the brush blend eyeshadow by stroking the lid lightly. (For large eyes, sweep a light shade over lid and darker shade on the outer corner of the lid and the crease.)
APPLYING EYESHADOW: Step 4
Outline the eyes by applying eyeliner on the outer side of your upper and lower lids while tapering a bit on the outside of the eye to elongate it.
APPLYING EYESHADOW: Step 5
Dab a white or cream shadow in the middle of the brow bone, right above your pupil, as the final step.
Expert Tip: If you find you’ve been a bit heavy handed in your shadow application, use a brush or cotton ball and a little pressed powder to tone it down. Remember to shake any excess powder off first, and then press it gently on your lid.
POPULAR EYESHADOW TRENDS
For the popular Bollywood look choose bold eyeshadows in hues such as silver, butter yellow, jade green or gold. Rim the top and bottom lash line with inky liquid eyeliner (you can apply liquid first then go over it with pencil for a lasting look) extending it upward and past the outer corner of the eye in Cleopatra-like fashion.
When you a want a natural look start by applying a light colored eyeshadow to the lid and near the brow bone. A taupe with a slightly shimmery finish is perfect here. Next, pick a slightly darker shadow and very lightly apply it to the outer crease of the eye, and gently blend. Finally, use a light or medium shade of eyeliner (a neutral gray or gold works well here) to line along the upper lash line.
Smokey eyes are still very popular and they have a ‘new’ feel when you use purple, brown or gold shadows to achieve the look instead of the standard black or dark gray shades. With this look, start by applying your eyeliner. Apply using short stroke starting from the center of the eye working towards each corner. Then use base eyeshadow so that it covers your whole eyelid. Blend it well. Apply your medium color shadow on the eyelid. Apply a dark eyeshadow in the crease; plum or dark brown both work well. Use three coats of black mascara and you are set to hit the town!
Makeup is a great way to express your personality and with eyeshadow you can be bold or you can be shy and demure, depending on your mood. Each new day is a new chance to experiment with colors and intensity so you never have to get stuck in an eyeshadow rut! Now you are armed with expert advice about how to best enhance your eye with eyeshadow, so go forth and experiment because remember: the eyes have it!
Article Written By: Laura Miller; Laura is a beauty and health/wellness/fitness writer living in Atlanta, Ga. Her many years in the salon and spa business served as a springboard for her next career move as a full-time writer. She now writes articles for DivaVillage.com and their sister-site VillageMAMA.com.