Eyeshadow: The Do’s and Don’ts
Master your makeup routine with these 5 tips for flawless eyeshadow.
Eyeshadow is often overlooked in our makeup routine, but it’s actually one of the most important steps. Eyes are the most beautiful aspect of our face, and makeup skills can show them off in the best way. Colorful lids is one SS21 beauty trend standing out from the crowd, but is it that easy to apply? The answer is no. Eyeshadow is tricky, and we can guarantee that following these steps, practice really does make perfect!
DO Use The Right Brushes
The truth is, every time it comes to our makeup routine we reach for the same reliable brush that’s been dipped in every color under the sun. Using a small compact brush to apply product and then a fluffy brush to blend is the best regime. For a sharp liner, use an angled brush and to smoke it out, blend upwards. Don’t forget to wash your brushes in between use - no one wants pinks to transform to browns on the lid! Try Cinema Secrets.
DON’T Use Concealer As A Base
Perhaps one of the most common misconceptions of eyeshadow is using concealer as the first step. Instead, use an eyeshadow primer (it’s in the name) before application. Concealer contains oils which can cause your eyeshadow to slip throughout the day, which we would much rather do without. An extra tip is to pat on setting powder as well as the primer for extra safety.
DO Use The Correct Colors For You
As I have mentioned, eyes are the heart and soul of our faces, and how striking they look depends on the colors of eyeshadow chosen. Not all colors look good on everyone. Normally, the best way to approach this is by using a contrasting color. Blue eyes should incorporate warmer browns and peachy tones, while green eyes should work better with plum or rusty shades.
DON’T Assume Everyone’s Eyes Are The Same
Analyze your eye shape before you start your makeup. From more almond to rounder, it’s important to study this so that we emphasize specific features. In example, hooded eyes require a lighter shade on the lid to give the illusion that they’re more open.
DO Apply By Layering The Product
Start with a base color that is the lightest before going into a transitional color, also known as the middle-man. This allows for a smoother finish between the shades. After applying, blending should be your best friend. Try to use circular movements rather than horizontal. Blend, blend, blend and blend some more!