Eyeshadow application is one of the important parts of eye makeup. It has the ability to change the eye shape making it appear smaller, bigger, closer-set or wider-set.
You need to experiment with different eyeshadow colors and techniques until you get the best one which gives a desired look to your eyes.
While going ahead to choose eyeshadows, you need to even consider the skin tone and eye color. Dont ever try to choose a color that matches your eyes or the clothes you wear.
For daytime occasions, choose light colors and likewise for nighttime occasions, choose contrasting colors.
Light color eyeshadows give bigger and wider appearance to your eyes while dark color eyeshadows give smaller and deeper appearance.
Firstly, apply base color to the eyelids to make them look brightened and open. Then apply a medium color to provide a slight depth and then the most intensive color to give shape to your eyes.
Blend the shades well before applying as it can give a natural appearance without any harsh edges.
Always apply the foundation before applying eyeshadow as it helps in preventing the eyeshadow from creasing. It moreover gives the most natural look.
Use your fingertips to apply cream based eyeshadows.
Powder eyeshadows should be made wet for more color intensity.
For evening eye makeup, use shimmer for highlighting the eyes. But, be a bit careful in applying shimmer as it can make lines and wrinkles look more prominent.
To give a dramatic appearance to your eyes, apply eyeliner after applying eyeshadow.
To give a soft appearance, apply eyeshadow after applying eyeliner.