Eyeshadow is one area of makeup that many of us struggle with because it can be tricky to get right. However, if we stop concentrating on trying to perfect smokey eyes and go back to basics, we can make getting our eye shadow on trend, much easier. Want to get your eyeshadow spot on? Here are a few handy tips to take note of:
Invest in an eye brush set:
To make it as easy for yourself as possible, make sure to select a brush set that has what each brush is for, written on it. So Eco do some lovely eye brushes that are super easy to use and have what the brush is for, written on them so that you don’t forget. If you can only afford a couple of brushes, make sure to get a small eyeshadow brush and a blending brush these are the two most essential ones.
Work out which eyeshadow formula is best for you:
Eyeshadow comes in three formulas; cream, loose and pressed. Each one comes with different pros and cons and is best for different things.
Cream eyeshadow works best for single color coverage or for using as a base for powder eyeshadows. They’re super easy to use and blend MAC does some lovely ones.
Loose eyeshadows tend to be the most pigmented option, however, because the powder is loose; they’re not easy to work with.
Whereas pressed eyeshadows are super easy to work with as they’re not messy and blend easily. The only downside to pressed shadow is that the colors aren’t as pigmented as loose eyeshadow, and so, more is needed.
Always use primer:
If you want to ensure that your eyeshadow looks even and stays in place all day, it’s crucial to use a primer. While you can use regular primer, it’s best to opt for a specific eye primer. Ideally, it’s best to use a white primer, as this will help to make the eyeshadow you use, appear more like it looks in the palette.
For the primer that’s translucent, cover your eyelid in white eyeliner and use that as a base for your eyeshadow. This will ensure that the color you opt for looks bright and beautiful, and doesn’t require layer after layer of shadow to stand out.
Nude shades are your best friend:
For a beautiful nude palette, check out Loracs Unzipped one. Because it’s made up of a range of nude tones, it’s perfect for creating a beautiful natural eye look. You might like bright shades, but as an eyeshadow beginner, nudes are the best place to start. Plus, no matter what, nude eyeshadow always look chic and stylish and is perfect for almost any occasion.
Work out what eyeshadow shades are for what:
You know how eye shadow palettes have the shadow in a range of tones from light to dark? Well, there’s a reason for that, and that’s because each shade should be used for a different thing.
As a rule of thumb, the lightest color usually a pearly white, is meant to be used for highlighting. The second lightest color or few colors depending on how big the palette is, is best used on the lid. The second darkest color tends to work best in the crease of the eyelid, and the darkest on the outer corner.
Eyeshadow doesn’t have to be hard; it’s just a case of getting your head around what’s used for what. As well as the best techniques for applying your shadow, and the best type to use.