If you love rocking makeup, getting that perfect eye makeup look is super important, whether you're going shopping or having a night out on the town. But, if you're not a makeup connoisseur, applying eyeshadow perfectly can be tricky. So, to make it a little easier, we've compiled a few eyeshadow applying guides that we're obsessing over.
The first comes from Good Housekeeping Magazine. They recently created a Complete Guide to Where to Put Your Eye Makeup, which includes a detailed photo of where eyeshadow should be placed in various areas around your eye, and instructions for each section. The main areas they break down are:
- Browbone/highlight: Add a matte or shimmery pale eyeshadow here to make your eyes pop.
- Lid: This is typically where your main shade goes.
- Crease: Applying a darker eyeshadow here adds dimension.
- Outer V: The outermost corner of your eye where deeper shades are usually applied.
- Upper Lashline: Where your eyelashes begin on your upper lid. You can define your eye in various ways here.
- Waterline: The inner rim of the eye, usually where either darker eyeliner is applied for a smokey look or pale nude eyeliner is applied to make the eyes look wider.
- Lower Lashline: Just below the waterline, where liner and shadow is also applied to define the eyes.
- Tear Duct: The inner corner of your eye, where usually pale or shimmery shadow is added to open up the eye.