Eye shadows can be applied in various ways to highlight your eyes. Depending on the occasion, eye shadow can keep the eye makeup to a minimum or can add definition when attending any event like a party or a wedding. Since a lot of detailing goes into the proper application of eye shadow, many beginners refrain from applying eye shadow due to the fear of ruining their overall makeup.
However, by following certain eye shadow application tips, even beginners can successfully apply eye shadow like a pro:
1. Refrain from using fingertips
While applying eye makeup during busy weekdays, women often do not find enough time to use a brush while applying eye shadow. As a result, they resort to using fingertips for the purpose. Experts believe that replacing powder eye shadow with cream-based formulae can save a lot of time. Due to the nature of this product, women should tap the product on their eyelids instead of rubbing them. While rubbing the eye shadow can cause the product to get accumulated at one place, tapping the product helps in even distribution.
2. Use foundation as eyeshadow
A useful eye shadow application tip is to use a foundation instead of a shadow. Beauty experts suggest that foundation shades that are at least two shades darker than your skin tone, can act as a wonderful replacement for eye shadow. This trick can create wonders on the eyelids. It is advisable to use a brush or an applicator to evenly blend the foundation over the eyelids.
3. Create a smoky-eye look by using two shades of eye shadow
There are various blogs that teach you to create a smoky-eye look; however, those steps include the application of multiple products. Whereas, this useful eye shadow application tip can help you get the desired smokey-eyed look without causing any ruckus. The first step involves the application of a neutral shade or a concealer as a base to cover the eyelids. The second step includes the application of a darker shade to the crease. It is advisable to use a round brush to spread the shadow along the crease from the corner of the eye towards the nose and a little bit on the outside corner. This will create a ‘V’ like shape on the outside corner of the eye.
4. Using a small brush to apply eye shadow on the lower lid
Another eye shadow application tip is to use a brush to apply the product on the lower lid. If done appropriately, this trick can help make the eyes look prominent and lively. Additionally, applying a darker shade of eyeliner on the waterline of the lower lashes can add a dramatic effect to your eyes.
5. Highlighting the eyelids with a metallic shade
Similar to the application of a highlighter to your face, you can add highlights to areas such as eyelids and the inner corner of the eyes to draw attention to them. As per experts, it is advisable to use a powder eye shadow for highlighting purposes.
All the above-mentioned tricks can help you to add beauty to your eyes either by highlighting certain features or by creating various looks.