Ask any makeup enthusiast about the best way to add a pop of colour to her eyes, and she will faithfully point towards her eyeshadow palettes even before the question is over. Dressing up your eyelids with an assortment of makeup eyeshadow products is the most fun way to brighten up dull days.
If you’re a sucker for vibrant eyelids but don’t how to apply eyeshadow, here’s the ultimate shadow bible. But before we dig right into our eyeshadow tutorial, let’s start with basic information about different parts of your eye. This is something that you should be thorough with before starting the crash course on eyeshadow makeup.
Types Of Eye Shapes
Next up, we’re gonna talk about different types of eyes. Not only will this section help you recognize your eye shape, but also memorize easy eyeshadow makeup tips that will take the result a notch higher.
1. Almond Eyes
Easily one of the most desired eye shapes, almond eyes are oval shaped with slightly upturned outer corners, mimicking the appearance of an almond. Super-symmetrical, this is a universal pair that complements all eye makeup looks.
Eyeshadow Makeup Tip: Since you’re one lucky woman, all styles and colors suit you. Try a classic nude smokey eye with a matte base and a darker color blended into your eye crease. This eyeshadow makeup look will further accentuate your almond eyes.
2. Hooded Eyes
When you can’t fully see the eye crease, be very sure that you’ve got hooded eyes. The skin extending from your brow bone sags a little and the upper fold of your eye drops very close to your lash line.
Eyeshadow Makeup Tip: Since most of your eyelid doesn’t show when your eyes are open (we know it’s upsetting), avoid using light colors and go for darker, matte formulas instead. Also, get creative and create an illusion of greater lid space by extending your shadow all the way up to the brow bone.
3. Round Eyes
If you can see your whole iris without any obstruction by your upper lid, say hello to big, round eyes. Since they are going to draw attention, no matter what, you might as well make the most of your large lids and larger eyeshadow palettes.
Eyeshadow Makeup Tip: Contouring your big, round peepers seems like a plan here. Use a matte formula on the inner and outer corners of your eye and then add a metallic formula in the center to make your eyes pop. Also highlight the inner corner of your eyes to use light to your advantage.
We know it sucks to not have a natural eye crease but look at the brighter side, you’re a creaseless beauty! Since you have a rather flatter plane, this is your opportunity to get creative and create the illusion of a natural crease with the help of makeup.
Eyeshadow Makeup Tip: A great way to add dimension to a monolid is to go for a gradient effect, with seamless color transitions of course. Avoid shadows with brown or red tones since they can make your lids look swollen. Use a soft, crease brush and a light-brown matte formula to fake the eye crease. Also, since eyeshadow makeup doesn’t last long on monolids, never skip the eye primer.
5. Deep-set Eyes
This pair of eyes is basically larger and set deeper into the skull, creating the illusion of a more prominent brow bone. Usually referred to as sunken eyes, such lids tend to draw shadows and have a darker appearance.
Eyeshadow Makeup Tip: To fade out the shadows, get an eye primer to the task. Set it with loose powder to help further tone down the discoloration. Steer clear of dark, smokey looks and high shimmer shadows that can make your eyes look even more sullen. Instead, stick to neutral colors in semi-matte formulas to bring light to the lid area.