Eyeshadow Mistakes: The Most Common Errors In Applying
Applying the perfect eyeshadow is nothing short of an art. It requires precision, color gradation, blending, and whatnot. Although it looks simple, it most certainly isn’t. No matter how many YouTube videos we watch, in the case of eyeshadows, only practice makes perfect.
There are a couple of mistakes that we unknowingly make when we are smearing those colors across our eyelids that may leave our eyes looking bleh. Read on to know what you may be doing wrong when it comes to everything eyeshadow.
Not Investing in Quality Eyeshadow Brushes
Considering the elaborateness of applying eye makeup, there are many makeup brushes available in the market such as angled liner brush, smudging brushes, general eyeshadow brush, brow brush, etc. All these facilitate easy blending and can actually pick up pigment from your eyeshadow palette. They help to give you a flawless look without picking up too much product. It is better to opt for synthetic bristled brushes as they make the application process so much easier.
Using the Mini Sponge Applicator for Your Eyeshadow
We would advise you to skip the sponge applicators that come with your eyeshadow palette. The problem here is that the sponge can pick up too much pigment giving you harsh lines. On the other hand, brushes give you the option to build up the color gradually.
Skipping the Primer Base
Many of us skip using an eyeshadow primer before applying eye makeup. This makes our eyelids look dry and reduces the longevity of the shadow. You see, when we put primer on, we give the eyeshadow pigment a base to stick to. If you don’t want to buy an eyeshadow primer, you can use your usual eye cream as well.
Applying the Foundation before Your Eyeshadow
Applying eyeshadow can be messy. There may be fallout or smudges when you’re trying to get that perfect gradation. If you do, you can always clean it with a Q-tip and then cover it with your foundation. The same goes for concealer. All in all, concealer and foundation should come after your eyeshadow.
Not Spending Enough Time Blending your eyeshadow
The perfect eyeshadow is a well-blended one. We use different colors on different areas of our eye to create the perfect masterpiece — on our brow bone, on the eyelid, and the inner corner of the eye. However, if you don’t blend it there might be harsh lines which would look tacky instead of classy.
Using Way Too Many Different Colors at once
For eyeshadow most of the time, less is more. You do not always need to use four different types of colors to create an elaborate look. In fact, you can select a single shade and get it to work for you as well. Top it up with mascara and you are ready to take on the world!
Using Eyeshadows that are the Same Color As Your Eyes
The idea here is to choose an eyeshadow that will bring out your eyes. This will not be possible when you go for similar shades. As such, it’s better to opt for completely opposite colors. Buy eyeshadows that compliment your eyes.
Skipping the Lower Eyelash Line
I get that you don’t want to risk ruining your eye make-up in the last stages, but this will actually give you more depth. You can place a tissue under your eyes to reduce fallout and smudging.
Also, using a small tapered brow brush can give you the precision you need to apply eyeshadow underneath your eyes without making it look sloppy.
Buying Eyeshadow Palettes Containing Fillers
Fillers, such as talc, reduce the overall pigment and look of the eyeshadow. It is better to opt for products that don’t have this ingredient. If your brush has a little excess of the shadow, commonly called “kickback” after you rub it on the product, it’s indicative of the fact that it doesn’t have fillers. It's better for you to puy palettes that are filler-free as they look and feel better.
Skipping the Other Eye Makeup Products
You need to apply eyeliner as well as a mascara to seal the deal. This helps to give your eyes the much-needed contrast that it needs, brightening your eyes.