Eye shadow is an essential part of any makeup kit and can be used in many ways. It can be used for a simple everyday look or to create something more dramatic and fun. Eyeshadow is available in various forms including powder, cream, and liquid.
It’s important to learn how to properly apply eyeshadow to avoid a harsh, muddy appearance. A good eyeshadow primer can also help to ensure the color stays on all day. It’s also a great idea to learn how to blend the shadow so it looks natural and not overdone.
To get started, watch the video by Angela Bright to see how to create a warm-toned smoky eye that’s perfect for blue eyes. She uses a few different shades from the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette to create a gorgeous look that’s sure to turn heads.
If you’re a beginner, you might want to try a lighter look. A soft purple, lavender, or violet shade is a beautiful way to showcase your eye color and can look really great on everyone. KitaBeautty’s tutorial is the perfect way to get comfortable with using brighter colors.
Another great option is a neutral look. It’s easy to achieve and looks stunning on all eye colors. You can even add a touch of highlight to the tear duct and brow bone to make your eyes pop. Then, finish the look with a coat or two of mascara and a winged liner.
A dark brown or black eyeshadow can also be a great choice for any occasion. It can give you a dramatic smoky look for a night out or be used to create a more subtle smokey eye for an everyday look. The key is to use a high-quality matte shade, such as the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette’s shade Thunderbird, and be careful to only use a small amount of product.
One of the most popular eyeshadow looks is a monochromatic look. It’s a makeup trend that uses shades of the same family throughout the entire face, including the eyes. This can be done with any of the eyeshadow application techniques discussed in this article.
To do a monochromatic look, start with your lightest shade of eyeshadow on the lids. Then, take your middle shade and use a stiff flat brush to sweep it over the entire lid, concentrating on the center area. Use a blending brush to fade the middle shade into the darker shade.
Once the middle shade is blended out, use a pencil brush to create your crease. You can do this in a regular cut crease or a closed-crease banana look. To do the latter, sweep the dark color in a very slight “v” shape at the outer corner of your eyes.
You can then use a shimmer or metallic shade to finish the eyeshadow and bring out the highlight in your eyebrows, cheek bones, and nose. You can also finish the look with a wing-tip eyeliner or leave it as-is for a simpler, more casual look.