The best way to catch everyone’s attention when you enter a room is with your beautiful eyes. Well-applied, perfect eye makeup will definitely win you longing stares and even envious ones.
Choosing the matching tones that suit the color of your skin is the best way to go if you want a more natural look. But then there are other matters to consider when selecting an eyeshadow color. You have to take into account your skin, hair and eye color, as well as the eye’s shape and gaps in between.
If you have a big gap between your eyes, you will need to put darker colors on the inner portion of the eyes. This technique is to create the illusion that they are closer. For eyes that are closer, or with smaller gaps, the opposite technique will apply, that is, put apply the darker colors on the outer portion of the eye.
In addition to skin color, the skin tone should also be factored in. Warm-toned skin goes well with red, gold and cool-toned skin goes well with blues.
To make your eyes pop, simply choose a color that is the opposite of your eye color on the color wheel. It will show you that green eyes do well with the purples. Purple with a redder tone suits a warm-toned skin and purple with a bluer tone suits a cool-toned skin.
Just remember that for eyeshadow, and any makeup, all you have to do is explore and play around until you find a color, technique, style or method that’s right for you.
As an example is Lime Crime, a makeup line created by businesswoman Doe Deere with a collection of bright colored eyeshadows that were unusual, but they sold like hotcakes. People started to explore and try the different colors that Lime Crime eyeshadow offers. The result is a pandemonium of new eyeshadow colors and styles that were never used and mixed together before. The secret is not to be afraid to start a trend! Doe Deere created something unusual on observer and unexpected – brightly-colored makeup, and the consumers just adored it!
Just remember to apply the eyeshadow in the color progression of lighter to darker. Use light colors to highlight shallow areas, and use dark colors to minimize prominent areas. Avoid overloading your brushes with color. Apply a small amount and then add more, if needed.
It is recommended to apply the eyeshadow first before applying foundation to the rest of the face. This way, you can remove any excess eyeshadow that you have left behind. Foundation and concealer applied in your eye area and a dusting of powder will also help set your eye makeup.
To achieve a classic design, apply a lighter eyeshadow to the lid area and a darker color in the crease. The lighter color will make your lid appear larger. If you want it the other way around, apply a darker eyeshadow to the lid area and a lighter color in the crease. This is good for minimizing large eyelids or protruding eyes.
This classic design can be your everyday style. Then you can tone down or build upon it for other occasions.