I believe that the best way to put on eyeshadow is with a brush, not a sponge applicator. Different kinds of brushes have different effects. I want to take a few minutes to discuss a few different tips on applying eyeshadow.
Putting on eye shadow is difficult for many people. Learning to put on eyeshadow is something most of us try as teenagers. However, many people never master eyeshadow application. I will give you a few of the steps for applying eyeshadow.
To get a feel for the shape of your eyes, close one eye as you look in the mirror. Look for the area of your eyelid that is just above your eyeball. This is where you want to concentrate the darkest part of your eyeshadow make up. This is called the crease.
The area just under your eyebrow is called your browbone. Many people make the mistake of applying the wrong color eyeshadow to this area. The browbone should be highlighted by eyeshadow makeup. Do not apply dark colors to the browbone area.
The trick to applying eyeshadow is to remember that you want to make the crease recede and the browbone stand out. This type of eye shadow application is what defines the eye without making it look like you have put on too much eye makeup.
To properly apply eyeshadow, first choose your shades. For those of you who have trouble matching shades, buy a kit that has the colors already coordinated for you. Start with neutral colors like browns that look good on most everyone. Once you get the hang of using color, you can branch out to other combinations.
There are usually three colors in the eyeshadow kit. I want you to take a standard eyeshadow brush and get a bit of the powdered eyeshadow on it. Lightly brush some of the lightest color just under the eyebrow on the brow bone. Don’t apply this eyeshadow too heavily; just a light coating. This is a highlighting process.
Next, I want you to take a similar brush and put some of the medium color on it. Don’t use the same brush you used for your highlight color because then the next time you use it your highlighter color will be too dark. Brush the medium color directly on your eyelid. Be sure to cover the entire eyelid up to the crease.
Finally, I want you to take a crease brush and swish it in the darkest color. I want you to brush this color in an arc along the full length of the crease. Be sure to blend this color well so that your eyeshadow makeup doesn’t have any definite stripes. Some people like to do this with their eyes open and others with their eyes closed. Personally, I like to apply my crease color with my eyes open so that I know where it’s going.
Eyeshadow application can be tricky for many people. Ultimately, it is important to remember that the way you put on your eyeshadow is a personal preference. I can give you several techniques for applying eyeshadow, but you will need to experiment with putting on eyeshadow to make sure that you have become comfortable with the method you use.