How to Choose perfect eyeshadow Shade
We usually notice the eyes first when we look at someone. Whatever the colour and shape of your eyes, there are myriad ways to enhance their natural eye appeal. Eyeshadow is an important part of eyes makeup.
Choosing Perfect Eyeshadow Color Shades
Whilst some people suggest Choosing eye shadow according to the color of your eyes, many top makeup artists go by hair colour instead. The following are safe color choices for choosing eyeshadows:
Eye shadow For blondes: golden browns, taupe, lavender, apricot, light coral, black or charcoal grey (if smudged)
Eye shadow For brunettes: plum browns, burgundy, black, aubergine, burnt red, deep brick, chocolate brown
Eye shadow For redheads: corals, greens, blues, black or charcoal grey (if smudged), browns
Depending on where you put your eyeshadow, you can enhance and even slightly change the shape of your eyes. If your eyes are widely spaced, for example, use darker tones on the inner lid closest to your nose, and keep the colour light towards the outer corner of your eves. You could also draw on a little colour from a pencil inside the lower 1id at the inner corners. If your eyes are close together, simply reverse all this!
For bigger looking eyes, apply your shadow in a rounded shape, with the curved arc at the centre of your lids. Plenty of mascara on both top and bottom lashes completes the wide-eyed look. Should you wish to make very large eyes appear a little smaller, draw a dark brown pencil line inside your lash line, blink and re-apply.
Unless you are absolutely smitten with an eyeshadow duo or trio, it's often best to buy eyeshadow singly, to avoid making an expensive mistake. Another tip: matte textures tend to be more classic choices, while shimmery, frosted shades go in and out of fashion.
Choose the right eyeshadow for the effect you want
Pressed powder eyeshadows give excellent coverage and are useful for building up colour intensity; the colours also keep true during wear.
Loose eyeshadow powders tend to lie pearly and slightly finer textured than pressed and are best used as high lighters or for a soft sheen.
Cream eyeshadow is by tar the most difficult to use and it tends to sink into the crease of the socket-line after a few hours.