Tips for a Flawless Face Part Three
Eyeshadow is probably one of the most fun cosmetics to play with because there are just SO many colors!
Don’t be afraid to play with color! Remember that whatever eye shadow or eyeliner you apply can be removed in the blink of an eye with eye-makeup remover!
But what kind of effect can different eyeshadows create?
- Neutrals work anywhere on the eyes and are perfect for blending to create looks with dimension.
- Deep and dark shades work best as accent colors in eye creases, along lash-lines and for smoky eye effects.
- Light and shimmery shades are great for highlighting inner corners of eyes and along brow bones or blended with other colors for illuminating effects.
- Vibrant shades add a fun touch to eye color and can be worn all over eyelids or just as accents.
- Balanced shades are great for a seamless look. When in doubt, stick to one bold color and mix it with neutrals for color balance. Then, blend, blend, blend.
And what eyeshadow shades work best for which eye colors?
For Green Eyes
Light neutral browns, creams and vibrant purples.
For Brown Eyes
Neutral browns, creams and rich chocolates as well as pops of blues and purples.
For Blue Eyes
Rich, deep browns and neutral pinks and creams.
For Hazel Eyes
Grays, reddish browns, light neutrals, greens and lavenders
Easy Eyeshadow Effects
You can make your eyes look bigger by using a shimmery eye color as a base over your entire eyelids. Focus darker eye color to the outer third of the eyes and blend it a little past the outermost edges of the eyes. Then extend your eyeliner a little past the outer edges of the lash-lines, like you’re drawing one more lash.
You can make your eyes look brighter by applying a shimmery white shade to your brow bones and eyelids. Wrap the color around the inner corners of your eyes to the inner third of your lower lash-lines.
For an updated smoky eye, don’t limit yourself to charcoals and grays. Almost any color can be applied for a smoky eye look. Beautiful blues, purples and even browns can look smoldering. Like shown in this Summer Smoky Eye tutorial from Marie Claire: