Do you want to update your look? The miracle of makeup makes it possible to enhance your appearance in dozens of ways. To create the perfect image, you need to use the right techniques.
Part of makeup artistry involves analyzing your facial shape, including that of your eyes. The right application of eyeshadow consists of more than mastering the cat’s eye. It means taking an honest look at your appearance and matching your design to your eye shape.
Before you determine the best eyeshadow practices for you, you need to assess the shape of your eyes:
Your eye shape also plays a role in your eyeshadow technique. For example, if you have wide-set eyes, you want to avoid looks that emphasize the distance. Playing up big, prominent eyes with too much eyeshadow, liner and mascara might work well in a dark nightclub, but it can make you look over-the-top in the office. If your eyes are tiny, you want to use practices like brightening the waterline to make them pop.
Now that you have analyzed your eye shape, how can you match your eyeshadow to it? Play with the tips below to design a new look and boost your confidence.
Eyeliner on your eyelid? Yes, please! No one said you had to run it only along the lashes, so add a few strokes of vivid color above on your upper eyelid. This look works best for upturned, almond and Asian eyes.
Do you want to recreate the look of a screen siren of yesteryear? This technique involves using shadow and black liner both below the eye and on the lid. It works beautifully for nearly any shape, particularly downturned and hooded. Exercise caution if you have droopy eyes with dark shadows, as this style can make you look sleepier.
This look is ideal for going from office to evening. It also creates glamour for round eyes without making them lose their dewy innocence. It also is a lifesaver for droopy eyes as it brightens and draws attention to your upper lids, not any bags.
Have you mastered the perfect cat’s eye on your upper lids? You can start with a classic black swoop on top and sweep a swath of bright color underneath. Keep the line small to make small or droopy eyes pop.
Who said you had to leave the glitter behind on the playground? Sweeping a line of glitter past the outer corner of your eyes can elongate round eyes and add lift to downturned ones.
If your eyes are wide-set, you might want to make them appear more narrow. You can do this by creating a tiny reverse cat’s eye, or “kitty” eye by extending a small point toward your nose from the inside corner of your eye.
If you want to create a signature look, match your eyeshadow to your eye shape. You are unique — show your inner self and enhance your natural beauty with the right cosmetic techniques.