Something i want to share with my readers. I was browsing for tips and i found this. VERY INTERESTING! There are no right or wrong answer but these are great pointers to take note of! :) Here goes!
I'm a beauty editor and yet it took me years to figure out how to apply eyeshadow that:
1. Wasn't crooked (mismatched eyes!)
2. Wasn't too dark or blotchily blended (yes, I know "blotchily" is not a word)
3. Didn't extend to the wrong, wrong, wrong upper reaches of my eyelids
After years of seeing makeup artists in action and learning numerous eyeshadow tips and tricks, here are my 10 favorites I wish someone had told me twenty years ago:
Secret #1: Blending is key
Ok, well I sorta knew this, but I wasn't sure HOW TO BLEND. You use three different colors: The base, usually a very light taupe, a highlighter for the crease and a main color for the lid, but how to get them to look as if they merge into each other like the colors of a rainbow? My secret: Start light then go darker. Brush the base color, apply the lid color and THEN apply the highlighter. Also, don't be too heavy-handed or you'll have to start over. Extra tip: Practice makes perfect. Play with your makeup a few days before a big event. My say: Best budget blending brush- Manicare blending brush $7.90 (mustafa @ $5.90) otherwise invest on MAC 217, never fails me.
Secret #2: Choose shadows that make the color of your eyes pop
Gone are the days when beauty experts advised against blue shadow. Matching the color of your eye with a shadow actually brings the color out (think blue shadow on blue eyes). At the same time, contrasting colors make eyes pop too (think a deep jeweled blue shadow on deep brown eyes). My say: As long as you can pull it off! Go ghetto girl!
Secret #3: Never cover your browbone with deep color -- unless you're doing a cover shoot for Vogue
You don't want the drama too much shadow brings. Apply shadow up to the browbone but don't apply shadow ON the bone unless it's a neutral color or a highlighter. My say: On streets, people might just be afraid of you if you do so...
Secret #4: Highlighter can make or break your look
When applying dark shadow to the crease of your eye, be careful to blend only on the outside edge. Get to close to the eye and you'll cause your eyes to look teeny and beady. My say: I have seen these alot. Especially when the eyeshadow is too chalky and unblendable, it looks disastrous. Apply little by little especially on the crease otherwise you might overdo it, and it will make your eye shape less flattering.
Secret #5: Set shadow with a great base
Primers are super hot right now because they help set makeup that stays for hours. I've found the secret to keeping shadow in place for hours is a shadow base. Almost everyone makes them but I swear by MAC Paints. My say: I really love TFSI. I think it depeds on individual. But it is important to prime your eyes first as our weather here in Singapore is all HOT AND HOT AND HUMID!
Secret #6: Shimmer is hot, but plays up wrinkles
Shimmer makes eyes really pop, but it also highlights heavy lids, lines and wrinkles. A great look for shimmer is to create a 'nude' lid, but apply a bit of gold shimmer to the browbone. Gorgeous! My say: Less is more.
Secret #7: Smokey is great, but keep it to the lid
Making up a smokey eye? Keep color to the lid and just under the lower lashline. Don't extend color above the crease. My say: Correct. Also, make sure you have concealers on otherwise you will look dark all around.
Secret #8: How to pair shadow with red lips
Remember the beauty rule 'Thou Shalt Not Play up the Lips AND the Mouth.' If you're going for dramatic red lips (never out of fashion), cover unsightly blue lines on lids with a concealer or shadow primer and then keep eyeshadow light. My say: I would do the same for purple lips. Less on the eyes, more drama on the lips! *POUT!
Secret #9: Make eyes brighter with white
A dot of white shadow or pencil on the inside of the eye near the tear duct will make eyes look brighter. My say: everybody should know this for survival!
Secret #10: Go for color Taupe and lavender look great on all eye colors. Also consider mixing shades if you bought a color that's just too bold for you. Mixing an electric blue with taupe can turn out the most perfect color.
My say: I always do this. Watever loud colours i use on the lids, i always use brown or taupe colours to netralise it. :)
Do you agree with these list? I would say I agree so much so that i need to point this out to my readers. Whats your say in this?