With all of the different styles of makeup out there, at some point you have to learn how to put on eyeshadow. Whether your only an occasional wearer of eyeshadow or a daily addict, it’s just something that you gotta know. It’s a fact…a rule…nay, the law! You don’t need to be a professional makeup artist to do it but with the way that current makeup trends are going, eyeshadow isn’t as simple as it used to be and the basic rules of thumb should be discussed.
How To Put On Eye Shadow
When choosing the makeup for the day, your eye makeup in one way or another needs to be separated into tones of light, medium and dark. It’s fine to add more if you want a complex look, but it’s important to have at least three, anything less will leave you with a strange appearance. Your best approach for picking your pallet is to choose your medium tone/color first since it is the base that you are working off of. The lighter and darker tones will be easy to pick out from there.
How you put on eyeshadow doesn’t mean you have to use three separate colors for your three tones. One color can be used for your entire eyeshadow color scheme. To achieve your medium tone you will want to swipe the color on top of itself multiple times, followed with one swipe for your highlighter and then lastly mix a drop or two of water for the dark tone which can also make it double into your eyeliner.
Eye Shape Road Map
When you are putting on eyeshadow, your natural features are going to be your guide as to wear you put on your tones/colors. The natural contours and lines of your eyes along with your eyebrows will dictate where your tones should begin and end.