The easiet way to keep you from getting into an eye shadow rut is to change up your eye makeup every once in a while.
Without realizing it we can easily get in a makeup rut, so play around epecially with your eyeshadow.
Eyeshadow has a wonderful purpose and the benefits are great. It creates depth and will accentuate the eyes when used properly.
It is the most common cosmetic used on women.
There are many different textures and formulas, all of which have different advantages and benefits and are classified into two major categories; Matte and shear.
Will have no shine or shimmer, sheen or sparkle. Its a very calm, flat even toned color.
Any color with a shine, sparkle and glossy finish.
Choose your colors out of the same texture and classification family.
Natural looking colors are lovely on all women. You can buy eyeshadow combinations that blend together.
Having a nice collection of eyeshadows will give you more to work with as well as encourage you to create day and evening makeup looks as well. In playing with these you will discover new eye makeup tricks.
Here's the general rule to follow, and it all depends on what look you are trying to achive.
Dark colors bring your facial features back, creating depth where as lighter colors bring them forward
Always ask yourself what you are trying to accomplish.
What feature do you want to accentuate? What do you want to conceal? Use your colors accordingly :)
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This color will be the lightest shade you use. It goes directly below the eyebrow right above the crease of your eyelid. Its purpose is to bring attention to your eyes, by emphasizing the arch of your eyebrows.
You can also place the highlighter on the inner corner/tear duct of your eye. This will give an illusion of bigger eyes.
The shade will typically be one or two shades lighter then your natural skin tone.
This color is your mid-tone, secondary alternate color. It begins at the root of your eyelashes, where the ball of your eye protrudes and up to the crease.
Applying this color on your lid will give more shape to the eye defining and enhancing the body of the eyes.
Contouring colors will usually be the darkest color. The crease is right above the lid and under the brow bone. Your crease is what frames the lid and will make your lid more prominent.
By making your contour color dark, it will give a smoke out effect, creating a beautiful smoky eye giving more depth and drama to your eyes. To learn more about applying eyeshadow click here.
There are many different textures and formulas in eyeshadow. All have different advantages and benefits.
This is the most popular one; it is pressed into an eye shadow pan and placed into a single compact or eye shadow palette. It will either have a matte or shimmery finish.
Pressed eye shadows can be used as eyeliners as well as a brow liner.
A mineral based eye-shadow. The mineral is healthy to the skin and will not clog its pores.
Many women who have sensitive or easily irritated skin will solely use this mineral shadow. This shadow is usually in a loose powdery form that comes in a little round or square pot.
A creamy based shadow. It will come in a tube or pot and can even come in a palette form with several shades to choose from.
There are many fun ways to use this shadow. It can act as a base to prime your eyes.
It can even be used as an eyeliner but is most commonly used as a dewy, creamy, and beautifully textured shadow to compliment the eyelids.
Begin exploring eye shadows and playing with colors and textures to see which best suits you. Its also nice to change up your eye makeup once in a while. Without realizing it we can easily get in a makeup rut.
Playing with different texture and colors of eye shadow will help prevent that. Giving you fresh new classy looks. Knowing how to apply eyeshadow will give you ease and confidence.
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