Saturday, October 2, 2010

How To ... Apply Eye Makeup

how to apply eyeshadow

Eyeshadow is one of the key parts in you eye makeup and it can give your eyes a different shape and make them look better. On this article I will teach you how to apply eyeshadow in a way to highlight your eyes and make them look better. If you have deep or sunken eyes then you should note that your eyes will look even deeper. Instead of using eyeshadow you can use foundation instead. One of the most important tips on how to apply eyeshadow well is to blend! Blending is important in all makeup and especially when you are blending the different colors of eyeshadow.

You always apply two or three tones of eyeshadow and the colors should blend in a smooth way between the different shades. When you use three colors then you have the base, the main color and the highlight color. The base color is applied on the eyelids first, then the main color and then the highlight in the crease of the eyes. How you should apply the main color for each type of face will be discussed in this article also.

The first step of how to apply eyeshadow is to apply the primer. When you use a primer before applying eyeshadow it will make the end result look smother and it is the difference of makeup that lasts a few hours to a full day.

When you are picking the shimmer or the highlight color be carefull. The shimmer is used to bring out the eyes but too much of it will also bring out the wrinkles and other lines.

How to Apply Eyeshadow on Different Face Types

The main thing you have to remember when you are choosing your eyeshadow colors is that dark colors deepen the eyes and that light colors will make your eyes stand out. Choose the right colors for your face and eye type and have some q-tips near you in case you mess something up.

There are different types of faces and eyes and for each one there is a different technique that you should use to make your face look more appealing:

Wide-set eyes: on wide set eyes you use the dark tone in from the inside corner of the eyelid to the middle of the eyelid and apply the light tone from the center to the outside of the eyelids.

Close-set eyes: if you have close set eyes you have to apply the dark tone of the eyeshadow from the centre to the outside of your eyelides and go beyond the outre corner. Then apply a lighter color from the center to the inside of the eyelid.

Droopy eyes: if you have droopy eyes then you have to apply the darker tone on your eyelid and go upwards in a wing shape. Use the highlight tone under your eyebrows.

Big eyes: In this case you apply the dark eyeshadow tone going outwards and a little bit upwards on the eyelid. The highlight should be just under the eyebrows with a lighter color.

Small eyes: If you have small eyes then you apply the darker tone of eyeshadow on the socket of the eye and the upper part of the eyelid. On the lid you should use a lighter tone of eyeshadow and highlight under the eyebrows.

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