Pro Eyeshadow Tips

How to Apply Eyeshadow Beautifully

The best eyeshadow tips and eye make up ideas for a fun and fresh look year round!

If you're just starting out wearing eyeshadow, or are aiming to get an even more glam look, there are a few guidelines to follow that can vamp up your style and compliment any occasion. Understanding the best shades for your skin tone, as well as how to properly apply your makeup, can make a huge difference in your appearance.

Eyeshadow Tips

Eyeshadow Tips for Blondes, Redheads, and Brunettes

For starters, choose a color that compliments your skin tone and your hair color. Blondes and redheads should stick with peaches, corals, beiges, buff pink tones, light pastels, or gold.

Do a little experimenting and find out which ones brighten your skin and bring out the colors in your hair.

Brunettes can tolerate a bit darker shades, and will do well with bronze, gold, dark auburn, olive, sapphire and charcoal.

Of course, lighter shades should also be used as base colors. Raven haired women often get some of the best, and deepest, colors: violet, sapphire, charcoal, and emerald are appropriate for darker skin and hair tones.

A few more tips to give you a fun, fresh look year round!

  • Always use an eye primer on clean lids before applying your eyeliner or shadow. Once dried, it will keep your colors from melting off or creasing in your lids.

  • Choose a light matte eyeshadow for summer days and a pretty shimmer for evenings out.

  • If you decide to wear a dark shadow or eyeliner, keep your lips natural with a sheer gloss or balm.

  • For a beautiful day-to-day look, compliment a light eyeshadow with brown mascara. (If you have dark skin and/or black hair, stick with black mascara)

    Eyeshadow Tips

  • It is often best to avoid blue eyeshadow. There are some exceptions, but leave that to the makeup gurus!

  • For a more dramatic effect, dip a thin makeup brush in water, squeeze out the excess, and then use the wet brush to apply your eyeshadow.

  • For a tri tone look, use the lightest shimmer on your lids and brow bone, a medium color on your lids, and a slightly deeper shade at your crease.

    Use the deepest color if you want to line your eyes, and then add mascara to top off the look. (Make sure your colors are in the same family!)

  • Wash all of your makeup brushes at least once per week to keep from contaminating your makeup with oil and bacteria.

  • Aim for lighter eyeshadow shades during the day, and deeper ones after dark for a mysterious look.

  • Always avoid bright eyeshadow colors. You want to look like a beautiful and sophisticated woman, not a teeny bopper playing in her mom's purse!

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