If you’re new to makeup or even if you don’t wear a lot of it applying eyeshadow may seem quite scary. There are many different ways to apply eyeshadows and whilst some are quite advanced it’s best to start off with a simple technique. Ideally you’ll want your eyeshadow to be able to add shape and depth to your eyes and become the first thing people notice when they see you. The best way to achieve this is by starting with two shades; a light and a dark. The best shades that will help you create this look are gold and brown as they are a fabulous contrast of light and dark and will give your eyes that highlight and smokier depths. I’ve created a simple makeup tutorial which will teach you how to apply eyeshadow. You can watch the video below and use this to recreate the look using my step by step guide.
You will need
- A eyeshadow palette or two varying shades – neutral and a darker shade. You can go for golds and browns like me or choose lighter and darker shades from different colours of the spectrum like light pink and dark pink.
- Eyeshadow brushes
Apply the lighter shade all over your lid and stop just under your crease
Press your brush into the darker shade and sweep into your eyeshadow crease starting from the outer lashes. Stick to the outer 1/3 of your eye and avoid going in too close to your inner eye
As well as adding depth to your crease, another good way of adding definition is to extend the darker shade onto the outer part of your eyelid. Apply the darker shade in a v shape starting from the top of your lid and extending out towards the corner of your eye before sweeping the darker shade back towards your lower lashes.
There you have it you have taken the first step in learning how to apply eyeshadow. If you have any questions just pop them down below and I’ll see how I can help. Don’t forget to pop along to my YouTube page and catch all the other great makeup reviews, guides and beauty tutorials. Retweet the pin below so your friends and family can learn how to apply eyeshadow with this easy tutorial.