Eyeshadow is not only used to add color to the eyes, but also as a way of enhancing the shape of the eye and accentuating them. Eyeshadow comes in many different forms and shades, and it can often be confusing as to which products might work best.
When using eyeshadow, a good technique to remember is to use three different shades. By using the lightest shade under the brow bone, you will create highlights. Then apply the medium shade to the eyelid area, and accentuate the eyelid crease with the darkest shade. This can add a lot of depth to the eyes that will really bring out their beauty.
When applying eyeshadow, it can help to use a little loose face powder applied to the eyelid area with a powder puff or brush before applying the eye color. This is because the powder will create a good base for the eyeshadow, absorbing any excess oil and creating a smooth surface that will help you blend the eyeshadow colors easily.
When selecting eyeshadow shades, most people prefer to have a good collection of neutral colors such as brown, charcoal, smoky gray and beige, in addition to some specialty colors such as green, blue and mauve, and lighter shades for highlighting. These basic shades can be combined in many different ways and can be used to create simple daytime looks as well as dramatic evening makeup looks.
When selecting the form of eyeshadow, cream eyeshadow in matte shades is often considered to be among the easiest of all eyeshadow products to apply. Additionally, powder eyeshadow is often preferred, and can be easy to apply with an eyeshadow brush or applicator. There are also other types of eyeshadow products available as well, including mineral eyeshadow and those which come in crayon or sponge-tip wand form.
Selecting colors that go well with your overall complexion is also recommended. Too many times women with very light skin will choose dark eye colors, and women with dark skin choose light frosted shades. In both cases, this will produce an unnatural type of appearance. A more beautiful effect can be achieved by choosing colors that have an intensity that is in line with the lightness or darkness of the skin.
Neutral eyeshadow shades are also considered to be more natural-looking than frosted colors. Although some women do look good in light frosted shades, most times a medium shade in a neutral color will be more complementary.