Post # 1
I’m awful at putting on eyeshadow, I just don’t know what I’m doing! I do fine with rest of my makeup and have been using Clinique. With eyeshadow I have no idea what to use and if I should use multiple colors or what. I was thinking of getting this http://www.urbandecay.com/deluxe-shadow-box/167,default,pd.html?start=3&cgid=1_507 or some MAC products but am confused on how to use them!! Especially many of the MAC eyeshadows come individually. Do you use just one color of eyeshadow at a time? What looks best and what is most common?
I know it sounds dumb, but I just don’t really know. I’ve tried experimenting with ELF products, but the pigment is awful and haven’t had any luck.
Post # 3
I have that palette, it’s pretty. I love the Urban Decay products.
Trying going to youtube to watch some tutorials. I always start with a base shadow, a neutral colour, all over the lid and up to the brow. Then pick a darker colour for the crease and make sure to really blend. It’s all about practice!
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@LilySparks: What kind of look are you going for?
I use Avon smokey eye products, they are a set that cooridinates and seperates the shadows into 1-4 and then shows you where to apply them
Post # 5
@mchitt329: I love that! Do you like the pigment of it?
I’m really awful at putting eye shadow colors together. Something like this I think will be easiest to get the hang of to learn.
Post # 6
I use anywhere from 2 to 4 colors when doing my eyes depending on the occassions. Obvously more for going out and less for work.
Here are some diagrams I follow for application. Remember the key is to blend well and use the right brushes.
NOTE: the placement of eye shadow largely depends on your eye shape. The best way to learn is to have your makeup done by a professional at a makeup counter and have them explain as they go.
Post # 7
@LilySparks: For newbies I would recommend getting a pallete based on what is best for your skin tone and coloring. Any professional make up counter can help you with this.
I am a sucker for MAC eyeshadow, it stays on beautifully all day. They do have some quad palletes or they can do a test on you to see what looks best. The great thing about the individuals is you can mix and match once you are a bit more advanced with the eyeshadow.
Here is a helpful guide on where to apply the colors:
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@LilySparks: I’m the same way with not being able to put colors together, so now I only buy if the makeup comes in 2, 3 or 4s!
I do really like the product, I use the applicater to apply the darkest shades, then brush on the lighter shades.
Post # 9
@LilySparks: I was the SAME way. Join reddit.com/r/makeupaddiction. They have GREAT tips.
I love these. They come with little diagrams inside and a great sponge/liner tool for newbie fool proof application.
Sears has some knockoffs that are not nearly as good a color payoff-but are only $9 each.
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
When I was a teen I went to the local makeup counter and had them teach me how to apply different types of makeup. They showed me natural looks and evening looks as well as what colors complemented my skin tone and eye color. If you’re not sure where to start I would say to check out a local Ulta or Sephora for assistance. I have gone to both stores and generally they will show you how to apply different types of makeup for free so long as it’s not too busy or you make an appointment and pay one of their stylists if it’s for an occasion. I have had ladies at Ulta do my makeup for special occasions for years including my proms and first wedding.
Post # 11
@MissFireFlower: 😮 You may have just saved my life! I never knew reddit had a sub-reddit about this! Just made my night!
Post # 12
Alot of it can depend on age and the shadow of your eyes/lids.
I can wear white, and it looks good on me because I’m young! I usually wear 1 color on the lid, and then another color in the crease [usually pink]. I spend most of my time on my mascara & eyeliner.
Post # 13
Whoops, meant to add that things that look good on other girls, don’t do so great on me.
^there’s an picture of me, but it’s been messed w/ colorings, here me normally :
Post # 14
Thank you for making this post! I am terrible at applying eyeshadow!
Post # 15
@LilySparks: eyeshadow application has so many variables. it totally depends on your eye shape, eye size, eye positioning on your face, etc. just because you see great makeup on someone, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be right for your eyes or face.
typically for everyday wear, you will use a base colour, a highlighter and a contour colour. however, the application will be up to the individual’s features.
Post # 16
I usually wear 4 colors (lightest for the inner eye, base, darker for the crease, and darkest for the outer eye.)
I have very high eyebrows, and NEVER wear eyeshadow on my upper lid (the space between my acutal eyelid and my brow.) I have tried to wear some, but it actually makes that space look even larger then it already is.