How to Apply Eye Shadow

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We often hear the adage that the eyes are the windows to a person’s soul. In a sense it is true, because we can almost always know what kind of person someone is, or what is the underlying meaning of the words he or she speaks, simply by looking at the eyes. The eyes are prominent features of the face and are used a lot in communicating through non-verbal language. A person’s eyes are the features that attract attention whenever other people look at the face, women would do well to play up their eyes to enhance the face. There is nothing more attractive than lovely, tantalizing eyes.

The trick to creating eyes that will merit more than a second glance lies in the proper application of eye makeup, particularly the eye shadow. Here are a few tips and tricks guaranteed to make the eyes look enchanting.

Blend it Well

One of the keys to perfectly made-up eyes is in how the colors of the eye shadow are blended on the lids. The colors of your eye shadow should be flowing smoothly and harmoniously from one shade to the other upon your lids. To do this, you will need to use three colors for your eye shadow: the base color, the main color, and the highlighter. Apply the base color on your eyelids first, and then put on the main color. Afterwards, highlight the crease of your eyes.

Bring out the Color of Your Eyes

The colors of your eye shadow should bring out the color of your eyes, whether to match it or to go in contrast. Experiment with colors and see how well they go with your eyes.

Leave Your Brow Bone Alone

Putting eye shadow on your brow bone is too much; simplicity goes a long, long way. Put color up to your brow bone, but leave the brow bone itself alone.

Highlight Carefully

The purpose for putting highlighting color on the eyes is to set the eyes off and to complete the effect you are trying to achieve with your eye makeup. So it is important to apply your highlighter carefully. Blend your highlighter at the outer edge of the crease to make your eyes look larger. If your highlighter is too close, you will end up with beady-looking eyes.

Use a Primer

Use a primer before applying your eye shadow. Using it makes your eye shadow look smoother and also makes it last longer on your eyes.

Tone down the Shimmer

Shimmer is great for bringing out the eyes, but be careful in laying it out – it can bring out not just the eyes, but also the lines and the wrinkles.

Limit the Smoky Hue

If you are trying your hand at a smoky eye, try to keep your color on the eyelid and don’t let it come close to the crease.

Work the Lips

If you want to have dramatic red lips, keep your eye shadow light and use a concealer to hide unsightly lines on your lids. You would not want to look like a clown with red lips and heavy eye shadow.

Brighten with White

To make your eyes seem brighter, add a few dots of white just on the inside of eyes.

Color, Color, Color

Experiment with various shades of eye shadow. If you have bought something that you find too dark or bold for you, try to mix it with other colors.

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