For a basic eye makeup look, you’ll need one light shimmer shadow for your eyelid; two different matte shadows for your crease and the transition area between the crease and brow bone – one a medium shade and the other a soft peach or pink close to your skin tone; plus one matte dark shadow for the outer corners of your eyes.
Start with the light shimmery colour on your eyelid
to open up and brighten your whole eye area.
Next apply the light pink or peach shadow in the transition area
above the crease to warm up your eyes and help pull the whole eye look together.
Then put the medium matte shadow in your crease
just below the transition area. This will add a little depth to the eye.
Right at the outer edge of your eye
, apply a sideways V-shape using the darkest shadow you have – a black or a dark brown. This creates a little light and shade and adds dimension to your eye.
The next is your browbone
where you would highlight with a lighter shimmery shade than you have on your lid. This is optional and you don’t have to do it.
Then you have your inner corner of your eye
which you want to keep light and where you would also use a light shimmery shade or a highlighter.
Next is your lower lash line
where you want to create a similar effect as you have with your transition and crease shades. Use the lighter transition shade in the middle of your eye, moving into the medium crease shade at the outer corner.
Finally, you have the waterline
which is the inner lower lash line that can either be darkened or lightened with a gel pencil if you want to.
With other eye shapes, you use the exact same eyeshadows but just position them differently - to either downplay an aspect with darker shades, or highlight a positive feature of your eye with a lighter shade - to get as close as possible to a perfect eye shape. For example, if you have downturned eyes, you don’t want to do your eye makeup to make them look even more downturned; instead you want to use it to lift up the edges of your eyes.
The only thing that is the same for all eye shapes is the transition shade that is always applied just above the crease. You’ll quickly find out just how much of a difference it can make to your eyes when you know how to best apply your eyeshadow and liner for your specific eye shape.
Remember that nothing complements every eye shape like killer brows. No matter what optical illusion you’re going to apply to your eyes, it will all fall flat if they aren’t framed nicely. So before you begin make sure your eyebrows are perfectly groomed
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