Who doesn’t love beautifully done eye makeup? But mastering it is arguably one of the hardest things to deal with. So many steps. So many products. So many techniques. The wrong colours and incorrect application can completely sabotage your look. We completely understand why many women just skip it.
But girls, don’t fret. We understand your desperate need for a 'how-to apply eyeshadow' tutorial and that's why we bring you some easy eyeshadow hacks that will help you master this feared eye makeup essential. Follow these eyeshadow tips and take your eye makeup game to the next level.
MUAs will tell you how important the eye primer is. Not only does it provide a base for the eyeshadow but also prevents creasing. If you have never used primer before, try priming the lids before putting on shadow to see the difference it makes. The primer allows the shadow to stay put where it belongs, while also boosting the intensity of its colour. The Tinted Perfection Base Primer & Pore Minimiser targets visible pores and excess oil. It creates a silky- smooth canvas for eyeshadow application and the slight tint in the primer evens out the skin tone. Make sure that the primer is completely dry before applying any eyeshadow!
Every brush has a purpose and is vital for that flawless finish. Applying and blending eyeshadow is much easier once you have the right tools. Invest in the right makeup brush especially when it comes to eye makeup. From the eyeshadow brush to shader brushes and blending brushes, all these will be required to get that eye makeup on fleek. And remember, practice makes perfect. So, practice the techniques as much as you can, and you’ll be an expert in no time.
MAKE IT POP
Use makeup products in tandem to achieve dazzling results. Applying a dab of Spotlight Multitasking Strobing Liquid, which is a subtle liquid highlighter on top of your shadow can give it a dual-toned effect. Similarly, dabbing some highlighter in the centre of the lids, over the shadow can make the shadow colour pop and stand out.
Usually, eyeshadow has a transition colour and the main colour. You can use more than just two colours, there are no set rules. Use a warmer shade on the eye crease followed by a brighter or a vibrant colour on the lids. Fuse the two shadows together with gentle blending. There you g! Professionally done eye makeup. Try the Manish Malhotra Eyeshadow Palettes which have a number of colours and shimmer, matte and foil textures. These will help you create any eye look you want.
Eyeshadows can serve more than just one purpose. If you ever run out of your brow powder, your black or brown shadow can double up as an eyebrow filler. Use an angled brush to fill into your brows and voila, you have brows on fleek. Always go with the shade closest to your natural brow hair colour so that it doesn’t look fake.
Here's your guide to using eyeshadow correctly: