I know many people who have used the same makeup style for a long while, not because it’s the favorite, but because it’s the only one they know how to do.
Maybe it’s just one shadow applied to whole lid, maybe two shadows mixed together from the middle of the lid, or something similar.
So I surfed up abit 🙂 and I came across this amazing article which give you some ideas of how to use you darker shadows differently!
Makeup is after all just play with lights and shadows, and to use lighter shades to bring certain
spots up more than others, and other points are made darker, so that they look like they’re deeper.
My highlight spots are in the inner corner of the eye, in the middle of the lid, and on the brow bone.
Different eyeshadow shapes:
There are countless ways how you can use your shadows, by mixing different colors, different textures, and glitters, but here’s some ideas were to apply your makeup’s darkest shade:
You can add darker shadow only to inner corner of your lid, which seems reduce the space between the eyes.
If your eyes are close to each other, this may make them look further away from each other.
I have used this often, even though I don’t think I have close-set eyes, so I think this suits for other eye
I think this one is great for everyone, it can be easily used in both dramatic looks with bold
colors, and with natural everyday looks with neutral colors. It doesn’t make
eyes look wider or smaller, and I think it suits for all eye types.
Outer corner, “catshape”:
Make eye look a bit tilted upwards, which creates a bit mysterious look. Also, if your lids
are bit droopy, this might bring them the “boost” they need.
Outer corner & crease, blended upwards:
This is my own favourite.
Darker shadow is applied to outer corner and crease, then blended up towards the brow, where it
meets the highlighter, and blends together with it.
This is also good technique if you have hooded eyes, just extend the shadows so that they show up a bit.
This technique can make your eyes appear wider, and your lid “longer”.
Whole inner part:
This one isn’t for everyone, it easily makes you look angry, or your eyebrows look too heavy.
But you might want to try it, maybe with lighter colors.
With dark color neatly on the crease you can deepen your crease a lot, make your
eyes look more deeper. If you add some light color to your lid, your lid looks bigger.
Depending on the color your using, this might be the most dramatic of these styles.
Be careful if you use bright colors, especially if you don’t want to draw too much attention to your eyes.
Please remember, that everyone has different eye shape, head shape, nose shape, and that all affects one way or the other to the makeup.
So don’t get depressed if some makeup style doesn’t fit you, just move on to the next style. Eventually y you’ll find your own!