Eyeshadow Makeup that Looks Good On You

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Deciding on what eyeshadow looks to do on a certain occasion or what eye makeup to wear with the clothes you chose is not an easy job — unless you’re already a makeup artist, in which case it would just be a small patootie. 

It might be overwhelming trying to figure out what cosmetics will look best on your eye shape, what color to wear, and what kind of event you’re going to. 

Of course, you want your makeup to make you look better as a whole, but if you do it wrong, it could clash with the rest of your style instead of adding beauty to it.

Good thing, you’ve found where to get help. Let’s start from the basics. 

How to Know Your Eye Shape?

Different Types of Eye Shapes

eye shape

When putting on eye makeup, it’s important to know the shape of your eyes.

Almond Eyes

Almond Eyes

Almond shaped eyes are oval in shape that is pointed in one or both corners, similar to what almond nuts are. 

Generally wider compared to other eye shapes. 

Crease is visible on the eyelids.

The top and bottom parts of the outer cornea touch the top and bottom eyelids.

Hooded Eyes

hooded eyes

Hooded eyes have natural creases that make eyelids appear shorter. Its hood is caused by an extra layer of skin that hangs down over the crease.

✔ Because of the crease, the eyes tend to look smaller also.

Downturned eyes

downturned eyes

The outer corners of eyes that are downturned look like they point down to the cheekbone.

✔ Bottom lid of the eyes appears to be rounded in shape.

Protruding Eyes

Protruding Eyes

✔ When someone has protruding eyes, their eyeballs appear like bulge outward from the eye sockets.

✔ Bottom part of the iris does not touch the bottom eyelid.

Deep Set Eyes

Deep Set Eyes

✔ Deep set eyes create an appearance in which the brow bone is more prominent and the eyes are more deep-seated. 

✔ In simpler terms, they make the brow bone stand out more and make the eyes look like they are deeper in the head.

Close Set Eyes

Close Set Eyes

✔ Close set eyes have less space between the eyes compared to other eye shapes.

✔ This eye type is more concerned with the space between rather than the shape itself. 

Monolid Eyes

Monolid Eyes

✔ Common in Asian genes, Monolid eyes generally appear like they do not have creases.

✔ The eyelids are not that obvious and the corners of the eyes seem to look sharp.

✔ Eyelashes are also short and straight.

How to Apply Eyeshadow? — The Three-step Basics

Eye shadow can give your eyes more depth and dimension, match your eye color, make your eyes look bigger, and draw attention to your eyes. Eye shadow comes in many different colors and textures.

Here’s the basic 3-key guide for doing it.

Pro Tip: Always prime your eyes before putting your eye makeup on. You should use a good primer to achieve any eye makeup you want.This improves eye skin and keeps eyeshadow go even, smooth and long-lasting.

A good primer would do the trick. Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Primer  is the go-to  eyeshadow primer for most people. Try it, and you’ll be amazed!

1.Choose two colors

eye shadows

Take your trusted  eyebrow palette. Revlon Colorstay Original Eyeshadow Palette combines five color shades with shimmer, matte, satin, and metallic finish that is all in one.

Choose a color that is not too bright. To achieve a subtle, natural eyeshadow look, you only need two colors: one that’s close to the color of your skin as a base, and one that’s a few shades darker. You can choose any color you want, but the most natural look will come from a neutral color that goes with your skin tone.

2.Apply the base color all over your eyelids


Using a brush, apply the base color to your eyelids in an even layer. Sweep the brush from your lash line to just a little below the eyebrow. Blend the color back and forth for a uniform coating. If you think its shade is a little too pale, adding a small dash from your eyeshadow palette will do the trick.

As it nears the crease, the color should look like it’s fading gradually. It’ll serve as a foundation for the remainder of your makeup.

3.Apply the darker color onto the crease


Do the “half-moon” technique on your eyelids. This is done by working your brush from the outside corner of your eye to about ¾ of the way down the crease of your eyelid. Remember to not put the dark color in the inner corner of your eye. This will make your eyes look smaller. A blended, faded transition will do the trick.

How to Apply Eyeshadow? — Based on Your Eye Shape

Almond Eye Shape

The eyelids, socket, and brow bone are all proportionate in this eye shape, making it the most balanced and versatile eye shape to put makeup on. 

The smokey makeup appearance can be easily achieved with almond-shaped eyes. Thick, long lashes also look good with this eye shape. You can wear anything and experiment with the placement of colors when you have almond eyes.

Hooded Eyes

By playing and experimenting in colors, hooded eyes can be easily put on makeup with.

The popular go-to eye makeup for this shape is smokey eyes.  

Put color all over the lid and blend it up, or make a cut crease to make it look like there is a crease.

Balance things out by putting thick eyeliner along your upper lash line and matte eyeshadow all over your eyelid.

Apply a dark eye shadow along the lash line and brow bone to make the lid look smooth.

Downturned eyes

As discussed above, downturned eyes have end edges that look like they’re pointing down to the cheek bones. 

In order to prevent the eye from appearing “droopy,” apply liner or color from the outer corner of the eye upwards. A triangle sponge can be used to achieve this effect by swiping upwards from the outer corner of the eye after the product has been applied.

Keeping the lashes curled and upright with a lash curler on downturned eyes will have a significant impact on the eye form.

Protruding Eyes

If you use light on the lid and dark in the crease, you’ll draw attention to the eyes’ natural angles. You’ll get the best effects if you apply a medium to dark shade to the lid and a lighter shade to the crease for this shape.

Deep Set Eyes

Be careful with dealing in the crease area. Remember to stay away from dark colors to prevent emphasizing your socket. Apply medium tones from the lid to the crease instead.

Close Set Eyes

Adding light colors to the inner eye and darker hues to the outer eye will create the appearance of a balanced eye shape. Your eyes will appear even closer together if you apply a dark shade to the inner corner of your eyes.

Monolid Eyes

Eye makeup for monolid eyes should not be overpowered. Keep things simple and neat. Use a light to medium color all over the eye, and only line the upper lid. Softly smudged eyeshadow is the goal.

Use eye shadows that sparkle and reflect light in the inner corner of your eyes. To give the smaller space a sense of depth.

Remember This!

Experimenting with different makeup tricks and techniques should be fun! It may be hard at first, but do not stop. You will find your way later on. 

Never be insecure about what your eyes look like. Every single one of us is different, and are beautiful in our own, unique ways. 

Spice up, quirk up, and be confident! Never stop trying. 

Let’s learn more! See you in the next article!