6 Eye-Shadow Mistakes You Should Avoid
After the lipstick, eye shadow is the next favorite makeup cosmetic of women, a cosmetic that could easily transform your appearance.
You should however be aware of the right way to apply eye shadow, because instead of striking, the result could even be repulsive. Here are six of the most common mistakes regarding eye shadows and some tricks you should know in order to avoid any pitfalls you may encounter:
1. Liquid Foundation
You may use it to obtain a single color, but using a liquid foundation as a base will do more harm than good. This is because liquid shadows stuck in the creases of the eyes making the skin look aged and the eyelids tired. The best solution is to wear a soft powder as a base and then put your shadow on.
2. Kaleidoscope Eyes …
It is not bad to create a striking or daring outfit, but will not recommend you to do the same with the shadow of your eyes. There are only some specific circumstances to wear a shiny eye shadow, like Halloween. However, for a night out, keep your makeup restrained and sensual. You may want to make a tremendous appearance at a party wearing neon shades or mismatched colors, but that does not work that way. All that will accomplish is to get the attention on you for the wrong reasons.
3. Combining the shadow to eye color
All fashionistas believe that you should NOT match the color of your shadow with the color of your eyes. For example you can easily hide the beauty of your blue eyes, eclipsing their color using a blue shadow in a shade of cobalt. The navy eyeliner and a dash of bright brown may be OK for brown eyes but do not match colors. Emphasize your eyes using colors that highlight their shine, making them show fascinating, while having a contrast with your outfit.
4. Eye shadows in harsh lines
Although you want to emphasize your eyes, try to spread the eye shadow to your eyelids in a soft tone to achieve a flattering look, since the harsh eye shadow lines look good only on the catwalks. Also, the color will be visible between the crease of the eye and the area of the bone beneath the eyebrow.
5. Failing the eyeliner
Your eye shadow may be very good but you need a touch of eyeliner to add shine and structure. You might be thinking that not using eyeliner at all is the best solution if you do not know how to apply it correctly and always smudge. It is not! Buy one of the best liquid eyeliners and practice a lot in order to create stunning lines to your eyes which will give you a lively and seductive look.
6. Wrong combinations
You should choose colors and styles that will emphasize your eyes. To highlight your eyes, use darker shade from your lipstick, or if your eye makeup is too strong, keep the rest of your makeup more discreet. Also keep the tone of your skin in mind, so you do not choose colors that clash badly with a result that looks strange on your skin. The theme of your overall appearance is also important. You can wear a bold eye shadow with a simple shirt and trousers or perhaps try to create a set based on the new trend. However, you should know that eye makeup with glitter does not fit with a simple skirt and blouse or a plain casual wear.