Applying eyeshadow can be tricky because we all have different eye shapes. My eye shape is a mixture of hooded eyes and deep set eyes. On this post I will share my makeup tips on how to apply eyeshadow to them and how to balance them out and make them look brighter.
Here you can see my eye shape. My eyes are a bit hooded, which you can see when I look straight and don’t lift my eyebrow at all. With hooded eyes the skin droops over the crease causing the lid to appear smaller. They’re also deep set, which means my eyes are deeper into my skull making the brow bone more prominent.
An open contour. With my eye shape this is where I should contour. It’s definitely above the crease. A neutral matte shade balances the eye when it’s brought here.
Whenever I’m doing my makeup I always open my eyes and see how it looks this way – I even apply the shadow eyes open to get it just right.
A banana contour. This is exactly the same as above except the color is brought in the outer corner as well. This makes the eye appear wider and if you bring it even further you can do a cat eye. A very good look that compliments my eye shape.
Because I contour above the crease I always bring the lid color quite high. Here you can see my real crease and how I’ve applied the shimmery lid color on top of it. The dots show where my contour shade goes. I think of that as my “contour area”.
This photo is a good example of how I take my makeup photos so that the eyeshadow is visible. Another favourite of mine is eyes closed.
On to the tutorial!
This is a simple eye shadow tutorial using the Naked3 palette. I think these blushed nudes suit any occasion and this kind of a neutral look is beautiful without it being too fancy. This is a great look for work, upcoming valentine’s day or even to a party. This is a very simple, beginner friendly look.
1.Prime your lids and set the primer with a light matte shade. I used ‘Strange’. Apply a light shimmery shade to the lid. I used ‘Burnout’ and ‘Buzz’ together.
2. Contour the eye with a darker matte shade in the crease (or above it) and on the lower lashline. Blend it well using circular and windshield movements. I used ‘Limit’ and a bit of ‘Nooner’. Line your eyes. I used a black pencil.
3. Add mascara (and lashes). All done!
Here you can see the brushes and shades used. I forgot to take a photo of my blending brush, but it’s a bigger and fluffier version of that brush in the last picture.
I hope you liked this tutorial and learned something new! I’m currently working on a beginner’s beauty guide which contains both skincare and makeup tutorials. It’s soon available and it’s free. If you’re interested, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter in the sidebar since it will be available via email!
Here you can browse my previous tutorials.
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