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 makeup eyeshadow 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.
Makeup Eyeshadow 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.
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.
Makeup Eyeshadow Tips-
Makeup eyeshadow tips, how to apply the shadow 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. This is what I do to keep my eyeshadow put all day. Some people might not agree with the way I do it but it works for me. It doesn’t hurt to try right?
- I use concealer on my lids not primer
- After the primer, I use a loose face powder on my lid to have a smooth surface to start my masterpiece.
- 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 if it’s your first time)
- Once I have finished all of my makeup (except my lips stick or lip gloss) I then set it. Setting your makeup and eyeshadow helps keep your makeup & eyeshadow from fading or creasing. I have tried many setting sprays and none have worked for my oily skin. The only thing that has worked for me is HAIRSPRAY. Yes my dear, hairspray, it is the only “setting spray” that keeps my eyeshadow crease free and my makeup looking fresh all day. It keeps my makeup looking good for about 10 hours.
Below I will show you which hairspray I use. I know there will be people who will say its bad to put hairspray on your face because it can clog your pores or dry your skin, but you know what if you wash your face with a face cleansing soap (not a face wipe) every night before you go to bed and moisturize you won’t have a problem. I’ve been doing this for many years and so has my daughter and no problem. But it’s up to you whatever you feel comfortable using. Also, check out my other post on the Best Eye Makeup Removers & How to Make Your Own.
Makeup eyeshadow tips- when applying your eyeshadow make sure you are using correct brushes, below I have added some great brushes and what they are used for.
Here are some great eyeshadow palettes with beautiful colors I have also included brushes, eyeshadow primers, concealers and have also included some eyeliners I use that don’t fade and last all day and some great mascaras. Oh yes and the hairspray I use to set my makeup and eyeshadow “)
Makeup Eyeshadow Tips-
Eyeshadow 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 beginners, Do’s and Don’t with eyeshadow and How to use shimmer eyeshadow.
URBAN-DECAY Naked Cherry Palette Pick of the Season Makeup Eyeshadow TipsToo Faced Pretty Little Planner Collection – Makeup Eyeshadow Kit CompactToo Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection Makeup Eyeshadow TipsIt Cosmetics – IT Girl Limited Edition Palette Enhance Natural Eye ColorIt Cosmetics – IT Girl Vol. 2 Limited Edition Makeup Eyeshadow TipsMorphe Pro 35 Color Palette Matte 35N High Pigmented Eyeshadow PaletteSULTRY EYESHADOW PALETTE – Highly Pigmented Eyeshadow PaletteToo Faced Gingerbread Spice EyeShadow Palette Hottest Holiday Pick
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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. Here is a link to some great face and eyeshadow brushes as well. Great makeup brushes
LA FERRA | Professional Makeup Brush Set | Cosmetic Make Up BrushesBestidy Professional Makeup Brushes 10 Piece Soft Oval Toothbrush DesFunfunman Makeup Brushes 11PCS Make Up Foundation Eyebrow Eyel#1 PRO Makeup Brush Set With Gorgeous Designer Case – Includes 5 ProfessZOREYA(TM) Makeup Brushes 15 Piece Rose Gold Professional Makeup Brush16PCS Makeup Brush Set, MYSWEETY 2017 12PCS Foundation Colorful UnicoAnjou Makeup Brush Set, 16pcs Premium Cosmetic Brushes for Foundation BlUNIMEIX Makeup Brushes12 Pieces Professional Makeup Brush
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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 and your eyeshadow from creasing. Below is the hairspray I use to set my eyeshadow and makeup (Lamaur Vita/e Unscented Ultra Hold Hair Spray) but I have also included other great setting sprays with great reviews. If you decide to try the hairspray remember to hold your breath 😉 and lightly mist your face with your eyes closed (do not squeeze your eyelids). I really like this hairspray because it doesn’t leave my face sticky and its very lightweight. My makeup stays looking nice for about 10 hours with the hairspray.
LAMAUR Vita-e Unscented Ultra Hold Hair Spray with Vitamin E (10oz)NYX Professional Makeup Make Up Setting Spray, Matte Finish/Long Lasting, Makeup Setting Spray with Organic Green Tea, MSM and DMAE – A Must for YFinal Seal- Matte Makeup Sealer, 2 oz by Ben Nye Setting SprayUrban Decay All Nighter Make Up Setting Spray 4 Ounce Full SizeWet n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray – 301A Seal the DealSkindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray, 8 Fluid Ounce
Eye Primers, Concealers and Loose Face Powders- Like I said before I don’t use eye primers I have oily eyelids and as of yet, I have not found one that works for me. Concealers work best on my lids but my daughter uses primers and she loves them. I put a thin layer of concealer on my lids and set it with loose face powder than I apply my eyeshadow. Here are some primers and concealers that my daughter has tried and really liked. Pick a concealer or primer and a loose face powder that best matches your skin tone or a translucent one. I use Avon True Color Ideal Nude Cream Concealer and my daughter at this time is using the Mac Pro Longwear, she does not have oily eyelids.
Dermablend Smooth Liquid Concealer Makeup for Medium To Full CoveraMAC Pro Longwear Concealer ~NC20~ Medium to Full CoverageIt Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Concealer, Medium, 0.28 fl LA Girl HD Conceal High Definition Pro Concealer 13 Color Choices (Natural)
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.
Silicone Makeup Sponge [2-Pack] – Beauty Makeup Blender For Concealer, Gel EmaxDesign 3 Pieces Makeup Blender Sponge Set, Foundation Blending Eastrin Makeup Sponges, Beauty Makeup Blender Blending Cosmetic Make Pro Beauty Makeup Blender Sponge Set – For Original Liquid Foundation
Loose Face Powder-
This is a makeup eyeshadow tips, the loose face powders are used after you have applied the concealer or primer, the powder is used to set the concealer and absorb any excess moisture or oils, so your eyeshadow can stay in its place and won’t crease. I use Avon True Color Flawless Loose Powder I even use it when I don’t feel like using eyeshadow, I apply it with the Avon Pro Powder Brush.
Dermablend Loose Translucent Setting Powder for Up To 16 Hours Almay Loose Finishing Powder Light Setting PowderL’oreal Hydra Perfecte Perfecting Loose Powder Translucent (Transparent)Aesthetica Banana Loose Setting Powder – Talc Free Setting Powder / Highlight
Coty AirSpun Loose Face Powder 070-24 Translucent, 2.3 ozBen Nye Camel Luxury Face Powder .92oz Dome JarBananaBanana Luxury Powder, Ben Nye Banana, 1.5 oz./42 gMaybelline New York Shine Free Oil-Control Loose Powder, Light; Advanced
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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. I like to use Avon True Color SuperExtended Lengthening Mascara with Avon Big and False Lash Volume Mascara, Together they make your lashes long, thick and full of volume. I first apply eyeliner than I curl my lashes with an eyelash curler and apply the SuperExtended Mascara first. I start midway on the top lashes, I never get the mascara brush near the water line. I apply a few coats than move on to the other eye and do the same, I then go back to the first eye and apply the same mascara again but focusing on the tips of my lashes, I coat it a few times. Once I’m done with the second eye I apply the Big & False Volum mascara midway as well. I apply a few coats on each eye and work on the tips till my lashes are the length I want.
Mascara- These are the mascaras I use Avon True Color SuperExtended Lengthening Mascara and Avon Big and False Lash Volume. I have also listed some other great mascaras that my daughter has tried and loves. Here is a link to some more great mascaras.
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Lash Multiplying Volume MascarEstee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascaraessence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara Lengthening Mascaraessence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara Multiplying VolumBenefit Cosmetics They’re Real Beyond Mascara Black Lengthening MascaraBenefit Cosmetics They’re Real Beyond Mascara Black Big Lash Blowout Full SizeBenefit REAL Tempting Threesome (They’re Real Push-Up Liner, Mascara & Maybelline Lash Sensational Volumizing Mascara, Black Pearl 
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 the setting spray. Here is a link to some really nice eyeliners that carry many colors as well.
NYX Professional Makeup Slide On Pencil, Jet Black, 0.04 OunceCoosa Glitter Liquid Eyeliner 10PCS 10 Colors Long Lasting Waterproof Diamond Glitter & Shimmer Style 10 Piece Liquid Eyeliner Eyeshadow Aesthetica Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner Pen – Fast-drying Waterproof & Smudge ProoRimmel Exaggerate Eye Definer, Blackest Black, 0.01 Fluid OunceL’Oreal Paris Cosmetics Infallible Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner, Brown, 2 4 in 1 Gel Eyeliner and Eyebrow Powder Kit Brown Black Water-proof with EyePuya Eyeliner Stamp Set Easy to Makeup Eyeliner Wing Stamp,4 In 1 Eyeliner
Eyeliner Stamp – by Vogue Effects Black, waterproof, smudgeproof, winged long NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Crystal Liner, Crystal Champagne, 0.17 NYX Professional Makeup The Curve Liner, Jet Black, 0.014 OunceNYX Professional Makeup Gel Eyeliner and Smudger, Betty, Jet Black, 0.11 OunceDUCHESS by SHANY – Set of 3 Black Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Eyeliner Pencil, Defining Black, 0.004 oz.19pc LA Girl Gel Glide Eyeliner Pencil set of 19 color #GP351-3693 Color in 1 Gel Eyeliner Brown Black Coffee Eye Liner Kit Water-proof and
Black Waterproof Eyeliner Gel, LuckyFine Eye Liner Paste Pen Pencil LongJulep On Pointe Eyeliners With Sharpener 5 Piece Set Gel EyelinersBBIA Last Auto Gel Eyeliner Bohemian Edition (B5 Soul Brown)Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid+Line+Lash, Topaz Twinkle
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 post on Best Eye Makeup Removers. I hope you enjoyed this post. Thank you.