For the perfect look, the most important aspect that one must concentrate on, is the eye makeup. After all, it is the eye that catches attention instantly. And due to the same reason, makeup needs to be perfect.
Makeup for the eyes is done in several steps and using quite a few products, eyeshadow being one of the most important. Eyeshadow is nothing but a cosmetic which is applied on the eyelid and sometimes under the eyebrows.
The reason why eyeshadow is applied is because it adds a kind of depth to the eyes, giving them a dimension and making them stand out perfectly. In plain words, eyeshadow simply makes the eyes look gorgeous!
There are some many ways that the eyes can be made to look great with some eyeshadow. Have a look at all the options given here, and take your pick. You're gonna be spoiled for choice!
If you are going in for a neutral, not-so-jazzy look, keep it simple and subtle by using only one shade of eyeshadow. This look would be apt for office or a study institute. Use an eyeshadow primer or dab on some loose powder to maintain the look till the end of your day. A single color is perfect for those who are new to eye makeup, and also for those who do not like to experiment.
If you want a more defined look, use two colors. You can choose any one color (preferably a light color) and apply that to your eyelid. The second color (can be a darker shade of the first color or a contrast color) should be applied to the crease of your eye. This gives your crease a more hollow look. You can apply this in a winged shape to make your eyes look curvy.
Using three colors can be a little tricky. Pick your shades or contrast colors, well. Also be careful of the shape you wear your eyeshadow in, as the shape completely changes the overall look of your face. The magic of being perfect at using three or more colors is, choosing your colors correctly and blending them very well. You need to use a soft dome brush for blending.
If you want to play safe or can't figure out what color would match your outfit, black and white can be your savior. Together, or individually, they are neutral colors that go with absolutely anything you wear. Black can be used for a deep look which stands out, while white would make more of a bright yet subtle and peaceful look. If you choose to use both the colors together, then you would be creating a smokey effect.
Like black and white, blue and green have their own individual importance in the eyeshadow family. Different shades of the mono-color (blue or green) can be used to match almost all the colors you wear. Both the colors can be matched with either black, white or both. Otherwise, they can be used with other contrast colors too.
Talk about color, and rainbow eyeshadow has it all. It includes all the seven colors of a rainbow (VIBGYOR). If you don't want all, you can limit them to three or four colors as well. They can be applied as slim, smudged lines or maybe patches from your eyelid till your brow line. This look would be perfect for a casual meet with friends, or for the beaches.
Nowadays, eyeshadow stickers are made available too. They work like magic to get that perfect designed look, without any manual effort. You get them in different colors and designs. For those who do not have time for blending and smudging of eyeshadows, this can be your solution. Just one stick and four seconds - and you are sorted. Neither do you need a makeup artist, nor do you have to be exceptionally skilled to use these. They are made of dry powder, give a very natural look and are very safe to use.