Great news – putting your eyeshadow on correctly really isn’t difficult at all. It really is just a matter of finding the right technique and your personal style. Don’t worry if it takes a few tries to get it right. Check out these tips:

  1. Always apply a base coat on your eyes just as you do on the rest of your face. Loose power works or you can apply your foundation to the eye area. It gives a nice even palette to work with.
  2. Blend, blend and then blend some more. I can’t stress this enough. Try an experiment. Blend one eye and then just use a brush and apply the other eye. You’ll instantly know what I’m talking about and you’ll never forget to blend again.
  3. If you want dramatic eyes, take your eye shadow brush, dip it in water, and then into the shadow, then apply. It will give you a much deeper, dramatic colour.
  4. If you have blue eyes, wear purple, violet, taupe, grey, deep blue, and black. Funky colours include fuchsia, turquoise, and silver.
  5. If you have green eyes, wear purple, plum, forest green, brown, and khaki. Funky colours include light green, gold, and bright purple.
  6. If you have brown eyes, wear champagne, copper, brown, apricot, khaki, and beige. Funky colours include royal blue, tangerine, hand hot pink.
  7. Everyone can wear navy, powder blue, and charcoal. Fun colours include silver.
  8. Apply a lighter shadow in the inner corner of the eye to reflect and make your eyes look younger.
  9. If you want your eyes to appear larger, use a light colour on the inner corner, and a darker shade in the middle of the eye area.
  10. Practice until you get the application of your eye shadow down to a science. When you get good, your makeup will look more natural and more polished.
  11. Apply your dark shadow only to the eyelids from the lash line to the crease in the eyelid. Apply your medium shadow from just below the eyelid crease to the brow bone.
  12. Highlight along the brow bone. Doing it this way will make your features stand out naturally and beautifully.

So there you have it. With these top tips, you now know how to apply your eyeshadow so you will look your best.

Remember that while you’re practising all these steps, you should take notice of what works best for you. Practice by yourself, or practice with a friend.

Most importantly have fun!