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MAKEUP: Eye Shadow【30+ Fantastic Ideas】

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What are shadows, how to choose and apply them correctly, for whom are they best suited? Read our beauty cheat sheet to take it to the next level!

One of the most popular makeup tools seems to have been studied far and wide. But we have something to add!

345 Makeup Orange Yellow Golden Eye Shadow
345 Makeup Orange Yellow Golden Eye Shadow

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265 Makeup Eye Shadow color Violet tones with glitter
265 Makeup Eye Shadow color Violet tones with glitter
204 Makeup Eyeshadow color Highlighted black tones
204 Makeup Eyeshadow color Highlighted black tones
184 MakeUp Color Eyeshadow Tones Red Wine Bordo wing effect
184 MakeUp Color Eyeshadow Tones Red Wine Bordo wing effect
173 Makeup Eye Shadow color Bright Gray Tones
173 Makeup Eye Shadow color Bright Gray Tones
160 MakeUp Color Eye Shadow Bright Violet Tones
160 MakeUp Color Eye Shadow Bright Violet Tones
150 MakeUp Gold Eye Shadow above the eyelids and Celeste blue
150 MakeUp Gold Eye Shadow above the eyelids and Celeste blue
149 Rainbow Orange and Red Eyeshadow Makeup
149 Rainbow Orange and Red Eyeshadow Makeup
70 Makeup Eyeshadow Pink Color Brown Eyes
70 Makeup Eyeshadow Pink Color Brown Eyes

TYPES OF EYESHADOW

Eye shadow is the most important element of makeup. With their help, you can adjust the shape of the eyes , make them larger and more expressive. This requires proper application techniques and basic knowledge of product types and textures. Find out how different eyeshadows differ.

68 MakeUp Dark Brown Eye Shadow and light Brown eyes
68 MakeUp Dark Brown Eye Shadow and light Brown eyes

compact eye shadow

Compact shadows are the most common type of shadow. In its production, the pigments are mixed with binders and pressed together. To date, the beauty market has a huge selection of compact shadows - different colors, textures, durability. Recently, large paddles have been put out of fashion: are convenient to take on a trip and experiment with the make-up (read how to choose the right palette here).

60 MakeUp Bright brown eyeshadow brown green eyes 1
60 MakeUp Bright brown eyeshadow brown green eyes 1

shadow pencil

Pencil shadows are a salvation for those who are just beginning to master this category of makeup products. They should be applied directly with a toothpick, densely staining the eyelids. As a rule, pencil shadows are less pigmented than other types, so they can be applied without fear of exaggerating the intensity of the shadow. It is convenient to shade the color directly with your finger. Pencil shadows are especially good for those who fail the smoky ice technique: a smoky effect can be created in two minutes by sliding the pencil along the top and bottom edges of the lashes. And that's it!

58 MakeUp Color Eyeshadow Color Bright brown brownish green eyes
58 MakeUp Color Eyeshadow Color Bright brown brownish green eyes

cream eye shadow

Cream shadows are especially appreciated by fans of natural make-up, because they blend perfectly with the texture of the skin. Unfortunately, most of these soft products are not very strong and tend to roll up quickly in the creases of the eyelid. In this case, buy a good foundation - it will help to keep makeup until the evening.

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55 MakeUp Color Eye Shadow with bright mustard details Brown eyes
55 MakeUp Color Eye Shadow with bright mustard details Brown eyes

baked eyeshadow

The baked shadows are a mixture of mineral pigments, which are subsequently baked in a special way. So, the moisture evaporates, and all the minerals, pigments and shiny particles remain. In appearance, baked shadows are not much different from the classic powder ones. The difference is visible in the app. They can be applied dry and wet. In the first case, they are slightly shiny, in the second, the effect of foil on the eyelids is obtained.

50 Makeup Light Brown Eyeshadow in black eyes
50 Makeup Light Brown Eyeshadow in black eyes

mineral eye shadow

Mineral shadows are obtained in the following way: minerals such as iron oxides, talc, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide are micronized or ground into tiny particles. Mineral shadows gained their popularity in the 1970s in the United States, when naturalness was in style.

Today, the demand for mineral cosmetics does not decrease. Its difference is that it does not contain a series of ingredients: emollient oils and waxes, fragrances and preservatives that are found in conventional formulas.

47 MakeUp Eyeshadow Brown and pastel pink in brown eye color
47 MakeUp Eyeshadow Brown and pastel pink in brown eye color

Mineral shadows are always released only in a crumbly form. Its intensity can be different, depending on the brand-manufacturer.

loose eye shadow

Loose eyeshadows are similar to classic pressed eyeshadows, except they don't mix pigments with any binders. Because they have a loose and powdery texture. Loose shadows are sold in miniature bottles. These tools are especially appreciated by professional makeup artists. After all, with their help you can achieve any color intensity. It is recommended to apply them with a brush

45 MakeUp Brown Eye Shadow Brilliant brown eyes
45 MakeUp Brown Eye Shadow Brilliant brown eyes

liquid eye shadow

Liquid shadows are newcomers to the beauty market. This formula has not been around for a long time, but it is already loved by many. Outwardly, they resemble lip gloss - a similar packaging tube and applicator for application. They often contain sparkly microparticles, which create a beautiful glitter effect on the eyelids. When it comes to application, liquid shadows are one of the simplest: they don't crumble, they blend easily.

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44 MakeUp Brown Eye Shadow off brown eyes
44 MakeUp Brown Eye Shadow off brown eyes

PEARLY OR SHINY SHADES

Many today mistakenly consider mother-of-pearl shadows outdated, recalling the fashion for them in the 1990s. Modern formulas, however, are a completely different story: they no longer shine like foil, and the choice of shades is it has gotten much wider.

Pearlescent shadows are a great choice for makeup beginners as they are easy to blend and blend easily with any other texture.

Bright shadows are distinguished by the presence of small sparkles. Your foundation can be anything from glossy to matte. Both types of shadows, due to their lightness, look more appropriate at night under artificial lighting.

MATTE EYESHADOW

Among all types of shadows, matte ones look the most natural (when using nude tones) - they do not contain shimmering particles, so they look like powder on the eyelids. But they are also the most difficult to apply: their dry formula is reluctant to blend.

What are the best matte shadows?

  • When choosing matte shadows, be sure to write them on your fingertips and blend them on the back of your hand. The best ones will be those whose texture is more suitable for the description of “silky”: such shadows will blend well and look natural.
  • Unnecessarily dry shadows, reminiscent of the consistency of chalk, should be set aside.
  • Today, all beauty brands produce matte eyeshadow palettes that include four shades or more. The color combinations for them are selected by professional makeup artists, which means that each shade can be used separately and mixed with each other.

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Matte shadows in soft earth tones or pastels are ideal for daytime make-up: they look natural and understated. When creating evening make-up, pay attention to dark or saturated colors - with these, the smoky ice effect looks especially good.

GLITTER EYESHADOW.

Sequins are an indisputable trend of recent seasons. For those who don't risk immediately applying glitter to their eyelids, as runway makeup artists did at shows, there is a safer option: shimmery shadows.

An important point: the sequins should be of medium size, not too small, otherwise there is a risk that it will look like a mother-of-pearl effect, but not too large.

Bright shades can be relevant during the day and at night. One condition: in daytime make-up, shine should be the only accent on the face. Take an example from the models: a clean face, as if not painted, and glitter on the eyelids; with that makeup they look fresh and unpretentious

HOW TO APPLY SHADOWS CORRECTLY: STEP BY STEP PHOTO TUTORIALS

In makeup, there is no one correct way to apply eye shadow: depending on the shape of the eyes, the texture of the eye shadow, the occasion, your personal habits and many other factors, the eye shadow can be applied in completely different ways. But there are some of the more popular techniques that are used more often. Learn more about them in our photo instructions and videos.

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