Who would not want to sport a new look every day of this festive season, right?
But With the wrong technique, an eyeshadow can ruin your whole look.
Don’t worry though, you’ve got us. We’ll help you slay your eye looks this festive season!
These are all the eyeshadow application tips for beginners that you need to know to get started!
We’ll help you slay your eye looks this festive season! These are all the eyeshadow application tips for beginners that you need to know to get started!
Step 1: Learn the Jargon
Understanding all the basics makes decoding any eyeshadow application guide easier. Eyeshadow is applied to various parts of your eyes, so you need to know what lid, corner, crease and brow bone means.
Lid: Refers to your eyelid area. You usually place one base colour all over your eyelids.
Crease: Is the part (crease) of your eye that folds when your eyes are open. A darker colour is used to blend into your crease.
Corner: This is the outer corner of your eyes, where you would usually concentrate the eyeshadow.
Inner corner: Your inner corner is your tear duct area, the part where your eyeliner usually clumps. This is the area of your eyes you highlight with some shimmery shadow.
Brow Bone: Your brow bone is the bone under the arch of your brow. A matte, white or skin toned shadow is usually placed under your brow bone.
Step 2: Apply a base eyeshadow to the lid.
Using your eyeshadow brush, sweep your favourite base shade on your eyelid. If you have brown eyes, shimmer might be the way to go — look how Mandy Moore rocks it on the red carpet.
Depending on the look you’re going for, you can bring this base colour all the way up to your brow bone in preparation for a more dramatic smoky eye, or you can stop at the crease of your eye for a basic, everyday look.
Step 3: Keep bright colours in the centre and on the lower lash line
It can be easy to get stuck in a neutral rut with eyeshadow shades, but don't be afraid to try out some brights!
"For beginners, be sure to concentrate bright and pigmented shades towards the lashline and centre of the lid, until you become more confident with shadow placement", says Huda.
Step 4: Brighten and define with concealer
Once you've finished applying your eyeshadow colours, use your concealer with an angled eye brush or a concealer brush, to create really crisp edges.
Step 5: Shape eyes with the eyeliner
Instead of drawing on a harsh and unnatural-looking black line, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Brown to line your eyes. To keep your eyeliner natural-looking, apply it close to your upper lash line and leave your lower lash line bare.