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Eye Shadow Makeup Tips

Eye Shadow Makeup Tips

Eye Shadow Makeup Tips

How to enhance your natural eyecolor and eye shadow makeup tips. Eyeshadows without a doubt are one of the best ways to make your beautiful eyes stand out. Giving your eyes different looks is fun. You can dress your eyes in many ways and in any color of eyeshadow you like. Make your eyes look mysterious, sexy, or bold, top it off with some eyeliner and don’t forget the mascara. Here I will give you some eye shadow makeup tips that I have picked up throughout the years. Such as how to keep your eyeshadow put all day even on oily eyelids, which eyeshadow brushes to use and what color eyeshadow enhances your natural eye color best. I’ve also included some great eyeshadow palettes with beautiful colors and have placed some links to some great youtube videos with ways to apply your eyeshadow.

Eye Shadow Makeup Tips

Enhance your natural eye color-

You wear whatever makes you feel gorgeous! But here I have put down some makeup eyeshadow tips that can be a game changer for you. I have put colors that will make your natural eye color stand out and bring out their natural tone.

Eye Shadow Makeup Tips
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Dark Brown and Black Eyes: You can use any color you want. Your eyes are like black pants, you can wear them with any color blouse.  Best color of eyeliner for your eye is any color.

Brown Eyes: Brown is a neutral color, like people with dark brown or black eyes you can wear any color eyeshadow, the only thing is it depends on your hair color and skin tone. But for the most part greens, ambers, midnight blues, browns, purples, teals, champagnes, golds, bronzes peaches and pinks even silvers will complement your natural eye color. Best color eyeliner dark brown, black, green, purple and even blue.

Hazel Eyes: Well hazel eyes have three choices- if you want the yellow in your eyes to stand out use goldens, coppers and bronzes these will make the yellow in your eyes shine showing off your honey eyes top it off with a bronze eyeliner. But if you want to bring out the green in your eyes use emerald, olives, gold, purples and reddish tone eyeshadows with a chocolate brown or brown eyeliner. And if you want to bring out the brown in your eye use browns, dark blues and purples with brown or copper eyeliner.

Green Eyes: Purples and browns with reddish undertones are best for your eyes like burgundy, indigo, violets, plum, mahogany and cranberry along with neutrals and khakis. Best eyeliners would be brown and bronze eyeliner.

Blue Eyes: Blue eyes go well with navy, goldens, greys, khakis, browns, whites, silvers, charcoal, coppers, champagnes, pinks and even purples with reddish undertones. Best eyeliners black, navy, copper and gold.

Eye Shadow Makeup Tips

How to apply the shadow on oily eyelids and make it stay put all day

I have oily skin and oily eyelids if I don’t do the following my eyeshadow will crease and fade away real quick. This is what I do to keep my eyeshadow put all day. 

  1. I use double the primer on my eyelids, first I apply MagiX Face Perfector Foundation Primer, then I apply Avon True Eyeshadow primer. That way I get double the absorption of oils.
  2. After the primers, I use a loose transparent face powder on my lid so it can absorb the moisture. I love Avon True Color Flawless Loose Powder in Universal. It gives me a smooth surface so I can start my masterpiece.
  3. I apply my eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara. Below I have included some links to a few youtube videos that give good instructions on how to apply eyeshadow (in case it’s your first time)

If you follow the steps above your eyeshadow will stay put all day and won’t fade. If you don’t have oily eyelids you don’t need to do double the primer. But I would recommened using a primer so your eyeshadow color will look viberant all day and won’t fade. 

Eye Shadow Makeup Tips

When applying your eyeshadow make sure you are using the correct brushes, below I have added some great brushes. Here are some popular eyeshadow palettes with beautiful colors. Also, some eyeliners I use that don’t fade and last all day and some great mascaras. 

Eye Shadow Makeup TipsEyeshadow Pallets- Beautiful eyeshadow palettes, shimmer, matte and vibrant colors, such gorgeous colors that will make your eyes stand out. I like to use the shimmery colors right on the lid and around the tear duct and a matte color in the crease. Let’s play dress up with our eyes! Here are links to some great youtube videos which I think are very good and show really good step by steps on How to Apply Eyeshadow for beginnersDo’s and Don’t with eyeshadow and How to use shimmer eyeshadow.

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Eye Shadow Makeup Tips

Eyeshadow Brushes- I recommend using eyeshadow brushes instead of your fingers or Q-tips. Brushes give a smooth application and the colors can be blended easily. Remember to tap the brush before you apply the shadow so any extra powder can fall off, you don’t want piles of eyeshadow powder on your lids and on your cheeks. Below I have listed the brushes I use and I have also added to the list brushes that work well and have really good reviews. Click here for a quick lesson on makeup brushes and a guide to which brush you should use and what it is for.

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Concealer and Foundation Applicators-

Using a blending sponge gives an airbrushed look and give better coverage for foundation and concealer. It can also be used for your eyelids or a concealer brush, whichever you are comfortable with. I personally use the Avon Pro Concealer Brush than I pat it with the blending sponge.

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Eye Shadow Makeup Tips

Last but not least the eyeliner and mascara. If you want your eyes to look wide awake use mascara and even if you don’t please use a mascara like I said it’s the icing on the cake. If you don’t know which mascara to use click here so you can have an idea as to which mascara suits you.

Eyeliners- Eyeliner gives drama to your eyes, use glimmer, mate, liquid, gel or pencil eyeliners to give your eyes a bold look. If you want your eyelashes to look fuller use a pencil eyeliner either dark brown or soft to jet black and apply it to your top lid water line (underneath your top lashes) and really, really close to your top lashes (on top of your lashes). Here are some great youtube videos on different ways to apply eyeliner 6 Easy Eyeliner Techniques, How to Apply Pencil Eyeliner, and Smokey Eye for Beginners. For my oily eyelids, I like to use Avon True Color Always on Point Eyeliner and Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eyeliner. They stay on all day even without having to use a setting spray. Here is a link to some really nice eyeliners that carry many colors as well.

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Eye Shadow Makeup Tips

Setting Spray- Once you have finished applying all of your makeup minus the lip gloss or lipstick you than need to set your masterpiece, setting your makeup keeps the colors from fading and stay in place all day long. 

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Step out of your comfort zone and try different looks, don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors. Just have fun! I hope these makeup eyeshadow tips help. Also, don’t forget to check out my other post:

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