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The Art of Applying Eye Shadow

By on July 23, 2009

eyeshadowThe trickiest part of eye make up is applying the eye shadow, because to get the right effect you will need to do a lot of blending of colors.

And unless you’re good at blending different colors to get the right shade, you may not be able to bring out the natural beauty of your eyes.

The shade is most important

The outcome of your eye make up depends largely upon the shades that you choose. You need to be particularly selective here because every color reacts differently to the natural light, and so it becomes even more important to be selective about the eye shadow shade that you will be wearing for a daytime function. Keep your color choice to neutral and earthy colors, such as brown and beige, and you can never go wrong.

And in case you want to experiment with different eye shadow shades, leave it for the night-time affairs, because in the artificial lighting, the odd shades won’t stand out too much.

The texture is equally important

The next thing that you need to decide on is the kind of eye shadow texture that will go best with your eyes and your overall face. Thankfully, eye shadows are now available in different packaging styles like creams, liquid, compacts and pencils, which makes it easier to get the right kind of texture, be it matte, shimmer or glitter.

The eye shadow compacts have a lovely advantage over the others, because they allow you to create better blends.

Going by the occasion, matte looks best for daytime functions and the shimmer and glitter are best suited for night-time functions.

How to apply eye shadow

To get the right effect begin with the lightest shade, and apply it first along your lash line and just under the eyebrow. Next, pick up the medium shade and use it on the lash line as well as the crease of the eyelid.

The darkest shade should be used only on the crease of the eyelid. But please remember, to blend all the three shades smoothly into one another so that they do not appear as distinctive layers.

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