The Complete Guide to Eyeshadow Makeup
What would we do without eyeshadow? Historically, at least, we have no reason to worry, as the use of eye makeup dates back almost 7,000 years to the dawn of the ancient Egyptian civilisation. But why is it so popular?
While early eye makeup was relatively simplistic and used a variety of minerals and ground powders, modern eye makeup, by contrast, is incredibly varied in both the range of tones available, and the forms in which it is sold.
Great eyeshadow can work wonders for your eyes if applied correctly, adding depth and dimension in a way that complements both your natural eye colour and your facial structure.
Eyeshadow Tips For Beginners
Applying eyeshadow doesn’t have to be as hard as many people believe – and you definitely don’t need a degree in art to get the look you desire. That being said, while it is easy to learn, it takes years to master. The best way to learn about applying eyeshadow is by familiarising yourself with the anatomical lingo used by makeup professionals – and once you know your brow bone from deep crease, you’ll be ready to go.
We always advise newbies not to go too complex too fast, start with a simple four colour layering style and steadily add more flare as your confidence increases. Learn more: Eyeshadow tips for Beginners.
How To Get That Perfect Eyeshadow Blend
Once you’ve learnt the basics, you can afford to try more adventurous alluring styles that really draw attention to your eyes. Maybe you would like to match your shadow tone to your hair? Maybe you’d like to match it with your new outfit?
There are many tips and tricks that you can use to help you to apply eyeshadow perfectly, and in this section we’re going to unleash all the secrets that will make you stand out from the crowd with your stunning look. Learn more: How to get that perfect eyshadow blend.
How To Use Different Types of Markup Brushes
The finish you achieve from eyeshadow can depend enormously on the style of brushes you use to apply the makeup. There are twelve styles of makeup brushes that are commonly used, and five of these are essential for applying eyeshadow.
From flat-angled brushes to stamp brushes to contour brushes – each brush was designed with a particular purpose in mind. In this section of our guide, we’re going to discuss the different types of brush available, and how you can use them to get that flawless eyeshadow style you’ve been looking for. Learn more: How to use different types of markup brushes.
How To Choose Eyeshadow Colour Combinations From A Palette
With so many eyeshadow palettes available, you can be forgiven for being a little overwhelmed by the sheer range of possibilities. And things get even more complicated when you pick a palette and then have to choose several of the forty or so shades that work together to perfect your look.
While the three basic rules of choosing a colour combination are to use a light, medium or dark colour mixed with a neutral colour, and to make sure they are blended correctly. In this section, however, we’ll be going into more detail about what works, and what doesn’t. Learn more: How to choose eyeshadow colour combinations from a palette.
How To Fix Those Eyeshadow Mistakes
No matter how long someone has been applying eye shadow, some bad habits always die hard. For some, it’s simply the order in which they apply their makeup while for others it can be failing to blend correctly.
Luckily, no matter what the issue is, you can guarantee that you aren’t the only one. That’s why in this section we’ll be delving into the most common mistakes people make while applying eyeshadow, and give you advice to up your game. Learn more: How to fix those eyeshadow mistakes.
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