1. Always use eye primers.
Using an eye primer will make eyeshadow colors more vivid and long-wearing.
2. Be familiar with the different formulas.
Eyeshadows come in powder, cream, and crayon form. If you’re a newbie or short on time, using crayon shadows or dabbing cream ones on the lids will get your peepers pretty, stat. Powder formulas are best applied with a brush and with a certain level of proficiency.
3. Know your tools.
There are various types of eyeshadow brushes. Domed-shaped brushes are great for packing on the color across the lids, while bullet-like brushes are made for seamless blending.
4. Go from light to medium.
To enhance your eyes, sweep a light-hued eyeshadow across the lid, and enhance the depth of your eye socket by brushing on a medium-toned eyeshadow. Don't forget to place a white or cream-colored shadow on the inner corners and to curl the lashes to create a wide-eyed look.
5. Stick to satin neutrals to brighten eyes in a snap.
For makeup newbies, go for the single-hued eyeshadow application using shadows in shades of champagne, rose gold, or pearly pink.
To step up your eyeshadow game, here are some easy to follow tutorials on the basic eye makeup looks:
Makeup Masterclass: Basic Eyeshadow Application
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Makeup Masterclass: Eyeshadow Application for Chinitas
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Makeup Masterclass: How to Get Smokey Eyes
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