Eyeshadows are certainly eye catching. It is fun to
experiment with eye shadows, eye liners, pencils, paints,and powders but
most women just want to know what is right for them. Too much added
color distracts from your eyes, even if it matches your eye color.
Choosing your eye shadows to match your lifestyle is a smart idea. There
are so many makeup tips and warnings as to how to use your eye shadows.
Be careful with your colors, although you may think blue eye shadow will
bring out the blue in your eyes, many shades of blue will actually have
the opposite effect. Using eye liner and eye pencils can highlight the
sparkle in your eyes. Neutral eye shadows are the best and by neutral I
mean soft colors found in skin, browns, vanillas, mauves, beiges or in
the subtle undertones of the skin, golds, olives, pale purples, blues,
and grays. Neutral eye shadows are easy to work with because they meld
well with one another and naturally compliment your skin tone.
A few simple techniques using paints, powders, or an eye pencil can
affect the look and shape of your eyes. To make your eyes look closer
together apply a light or medium neutral shade of eye shadow on the
inner corner of your eyelids. Use eyeliner to draw the line a bit
thicker on the inner corner of the eye and stop the line where the outer
corner of the eye stops. Applying eye shadows to make your eyes look
farther apart is a bit tricker. Tip application begins with a matte
shadow in a darker shade stroking it outward and upward on the outer
corners of the top and bottom lids. Make it slightly thicker toward the
outer edge and extend it in a slightly upward curve.
Eye shadows come in creams, powders, and pencils. Creams are the hardest
to control, they can look beautiful but tend to slip into the creases on
your lids. Powder is great because you can use it either wet or dry and
often make the eyes look softer, more natural. Take care of your
beautiful eyes, try out different shades of eye shadows and practice
some of the techniques.