Eyeshadow To Keep The Mystery Going
They say the eyes are the window to the soul. Play up your eyes with enchanting eye makeup, and keep the world guessing. Eyeshadow has adorned the eyes ever since the time of Cleopatra.
Eyeshadow can make your eyes look bigger and give them more definition. Eyeshadow is applied over the eyelids up to the lower edge of the brow bone. You can get creative with your eye makeup and use eyeshadow to create a variety of looks ranging with sultry to barely there.
Brands like Maybelline, Lakme, and Makeup Revolution have made it their business to make you look good.
Types Of Eyeshadow
Eyeshadow comes in different finishes. Depending your experience level and skin type, you can pick a suitable eyeshadow.
This is a classic texture that suits most skin types, and is easy to apply. The color payoff is good and the shadow will stay on the crease for longer. Wear a matte eyeshadow in a natural for a casual, everyday look or jazz it up with a bright pop of color for a night on the town.
Matte eye makeup is easy to apply and doesn’t require any fancy handwork. Hence, this is an ideal choice for beginners.
This eye makeup has tiny shimmer particles that will make your eyes glow. Glitter eyeshadows are fun and flirty, making them good for semi-formal occasions. Since the fine particles will settle into fine lines and wrinkles, older women are better off avoiding shimmer or glitter eyeshadows.
A metallic finish can create a very dramatic look. Be careful not to go overboard, though, or you’ll end up looking overdone. Pick metallic shades when you’re trying to make a statement.
Eyeshadows also come in different kinds of packaging. The type of packing will affect the way you apply the eye makeup.
This is the oldest type of eyeshadow. It is easy to apply onto the lids, and gives good color pigmentation. Powder eyeshadows are good for women with oily eyelids, as the powder will mattify the skin. These can have a matte or shimmery finish. Powder eyeshadows are sold as duos, trios, quads, and as eyeshadow palettes. Brands such as Lakme and Maybelline make affordable eyeshadows for everyday and party wear.
Cream eye makeup will glide onto your lids and give a splash of color. These are longer lasting than powder eyeshadows. However, stay alert: they crease easily. The cream is wet on application, but dries to the desired finish.
These are shaped like pencils so you can swipe a vibrant color onto your eyelids. The colors are highly pigmented and the eyeshadow is easy to carry around.
Loose Powder Eyeshadow
Similar in texture to talc and setting powders, these eyeshadows give a slightly sheer finish. The powder is dusted onto the lids. The staying power is good. If you’re looking for a highly concentrated color, though, this is not the right type of eyeshadow for you.
Choose a color that complements your skin tone and suits the occasion. For beginners, your best bet is to buy an eyeshadow palette. An eyeshadow palette will have many complementary shades that you can use to create a variety of different looks. This saves you the trouble of repeatedly buying new eye makeup. Many reputed brands like Nyx and Colorbar (in addition to the ones we mentioned before) make eyeshadow palettes. To make your eye makeup last longer, you can apply a coating of eye primer before applying the eyeshadow. Always remember to remove all eye makeup before going to bed. This will keep your eyes healthy, and let your skin breathe.
Wear eyeshadow to define your eyes and make them stand out. A dash of color and style on your eyes is all you need to complete your look.