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7 Eyeshadow Mistakes to Avoid ...

By Christina

Next to lipstick, eyeshadow is the next beloved beauty trick - nothing is more gratifying than removing the packaging from an eyeshadow kit containing a myriad of colors and creating a own personal style. I know a lot of you Stalkers love to visit some amazing bloggers and appreciate the kind of beauty they can create with an eyeshadow brush. Though you are excited about trying the different eyeshadow tricks, you should first read about the pitfalls you might encounter . Look at my list of the top 7 eyeshadow mistakes to avoid.

1 Liquid Foundation

You might be going for a consistent color, but using liquid foundation as a base coat does more harm than good. The liquid eyeshadow sticks to the creases of and ages the skin, making your eyelids look tired. The creases darken and cake to an unflattering thick crust. The better option is loose foundation powder as a cover before adding the eyeshadow.

2 Kaleidoscope Eyes

Nothing wrong with making a statement or going bold with your attire, unfortunately, I don’t recommend you try it with your eye shadow. There are certain occasions to wear bright eye shadow like for a Mardi Gras or Festival. For a night out - keep your makeup muted and sultry. Maybe you want to flaunt neon or mismatched eye shadow for a funky party to go with your loud style. It doesn't work that way - you’ll attract attention for the wrong reasons.

3 Matching Eye Shadow with Eye Color

All fashionistas are of the opinion that you should not match your eyeshadow color with your eye color. A sure-fire way to drown the beauty of your blue eyes is by overcasting the color by wearing cobalt eye shadow. Now, navy eyeliner is fine and a hint of sparkling brown is alright for brown eyes, but don’t match the colors. Focus on jazzing up your eyes with colors that bring out their brilliancy so they look enchanting, and also, it contrasts with your clothing.

4 Harsh Eye Shadow Lines

Though you want a bold look, you should try to sweep the eye shadow on your eyelids in a soft tone. Blending is the key to achieve a flattering look that will compliment your outfit; harsh eye shadow only looks good on the runway. Also, the color should be visible between the crease and brow bone.

5 Skipping the Eye Liner

As good and brilliant as your eyshadow is – it still requires a touch of eyeliner to add flair and structure. Now, you may think that avoiding eyeliner is the best decision as you’re terrible at applying it or somehow, it always smudges. Buy a better liquid eyeliner and practice, for a lovely underline to your eyes that gives you a lively stare.

6 Failing to Know What Looks Good

Like an artist, putting on makeup requires a certain amount of discretion; you should select colors and styles that accentuate your eyes. To highlight your eyes, use darker shadow than your lipstick, or if your eye makeup is dramatic and flamboyant, keep the rest of your makeup subtle. Also consider your skin tone, refrain from picking colors that clash badly and look odd on your skin. The theme of your overall appearance matters; you can wear outlandish eye shadow with a simple shirt and pant or maybe, try to create a cohesive neon trend. However, glitzy eye makeup will not go well with a somber skirt and blouse, or if you look like you’re going a simple casual event.

7 Ignoring Advice

The Internet gives you access to thousands of beauty tips and videos, especially oriented towards those looking to understand the proper application of eye makeup. It’s a sin to ignore such helpful tips and only follow your unskilled imagination. Start following bloggers or read all the beauty tips from beauty experts who can guide you. You’ll look fabulous in no time!

I hope my tips keep you from making eye makeup faux pas, every woman deserves to look fashion-fantastic from head to toe. Which is your best source of make up tips? Share it in the comment section.

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