Saturday, March 27, 2010

How To Wear Dark Eye-Shadow


Eyeshadow, when applied properly, can enhance, or even change, the shape of the eye. By applying dark eyeshadow you can create depth and add drama for an amazing evening look. By using the following techniques, you can apply dark eyeshadow with ease and avoid looking like a serious fashion “don’t”.

Before beginning, you will need the following supplies:

~ The makeup basics: foundation, concealer, eye brightener, highlighting powder and Black Magic mascara, Magic Lash
~Your favorite brand of black eyeliner (opt for the pencil, not liquid)
~An angled eyeshadow brush
~Dark eyeshadow of your choice
~Light and shimmery eyeshadow

To begin, you will need to apply your foundation, concealer, eye brightener, highlighting powdered and your other makeup basics before applying your eyeliner and eyeshadow. Usually, eyeliner is applied after applying eyeshadow, if you want to create a smoky look, start with the black eyeliner before adding eyeshadow. Create a line that starts at the outer corner of your eyelid and work towards the end of your lashes. Make sure to work as near to the lash line as possible.

Next, you will need to use an angled eyeshadow brush to apply your dark eyeshadow, apply it directly over the eyeliner and gently work it in with the brush to smudge the eyeliner. Ensure that the edges and the entire length of the line is well blended.

After applying the eyeshadow, blend gradually up your eyelid to the crease and work the powder into your skin. After blending, apply a light white or cream shimmery eyeshadow above the crease up towards the eyebrows. By adding a light and shimmery eyeshadow, you will make your eyes pop.

Apply your eyeliner once again. This time start at the outer corner of the lid, starting just beyond and above the inner corner of the eye. Then apply eyeliner to the bottom lid as well and smudge the lower line as well.

Complete your look by adding curling your eyelashes and applying mascara. Adding Magic Lash will really bring out the true Diva in you. Dark eye shadows are not for the meek, but anyone with a little practice and pull it off! 

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