We’ve all seen women with poorly applied eyeshadow. When learning how to choose the most effective colors to enhance your eyes you should know that eyeshadow should never be the first thing that people notice about you. Beautiful eyes should be the first feature to notice on your face, and not poorly applied makeup that’s in harsh colors.
Let us take the work away by providing easy tips to help you pick the right eyeshadow to enhance your eyes.
1. The Daytime Look
Eyeshadow worn during professional business hours should always be minimal, and meticulously applied. Choose a neutral color that most closely matches your eye color, avoiding primary colors. Teal, amber brown, or mossy green are good choices. This color will mostly be applied on your lid. Choose a lighter color in the palette to go above the crease, but never all the way up to the brow line. Be sure to blend it in.
2. Evening Glamour Style
There are many cream to powder eyeshadows that make application easier. These are often in bolder colors such as plum, orchid, silver, and gold. They usually have a touch of sparkle for a more glamorous look. You can apply one layer, let dry, and then go over it again for a bolder look. Find an eyeshadow stick that has a blending brush on the end to make application and blending easier.
3. Weekend Shadow
Many women don’t want to spend time in the morning getting ready on a weekend, yet they don’t want their lids to appear completely bare either. Choose a powder shadow with a bit of frost in it, but one that’s lighter than you’d wear to work. Beige, cream, and white will brighten your eyes after a rough week, while you’ll still appear made up.
4. Sort Through Eyeshadow Colors
If you’re shopping at the store or online it can be bewildering sorting through color choices. Skip the bold glaring colors—they look cool but chances are you’ll find few opportunities to wear them—and bright pink and black aren’t that flattering anyway. Eyeshadow palettes that have multiple colors will be your best choice as they take away the effort of choosing lid, contour and brow colors.
5. Test Your Colors
Even if you’re shopping online often you can find the same brands at your local drug store or department store. Test the texture of the eyeshadow to see if it’ll blend well on your skin. Many of the cheaper brands are powdery and don’t blend well. Splurge on your shadow by spending a few extra dollars as it will be more blendable around your eyes. Many brands also offer longer-lasting color before re-application is needed.
If you find an eyeshadow brand with colors that naturally enhance your eyes, purchase a few extra sets to keep on hand. Cosmetics companies are notorious for switching their colors from season to season, which doesn’t help women who’ve finally found the perfect eyeshadow color to enhance their eyes.