How to Apply Dark Eyeshadow

Dark eyeshadow requires careful application to ensure that it's not overwhelming or poorly defined. This article explains how to add darker colored eyeshadow in an effective way.

Steps

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    Wash your face, making sure you wipe off any dirt or old makeup. Always start with a newly clean face before putting on makeup.
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    Apply all your makeup except for your eye makeup. This includes foundation, blush, concealer, lipstick, lip gloss, etc. This also includes doing your eyebrows.
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    Apply a light tinting makeup/eye shadow to your eyelids. This eye shadow color should be neutral, not an exotic color.
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    Apply a little brown eye shadow to your eyes. This serves as a base color for the rest of the shadows.
    • Try to go for a medium colored brown. Don't choose a brown color that is too light, or else it doesn't work as good for a base color. On the other hand, don't choose a super dark brown, or else it will show through the rest of your eye shadow.
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    Use a dark brown eye shadow to divide the areas between the eyelid and under the eyebrow. This will make your eyes appear larger and clearer.
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    Apply your favorite dark shadow to the upper eyelids. For example, black, navy blue, or another darkish color. If you decide to use black, don't pack it on too heavy.
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    Redefine the dividing line with the same shade. Split your shade a little to the under the eyebrow. Then brush a little on the lower eyelid.
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    Apply a dark eyeliner, preferably in the color black. If you want, you could do a wing.
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    Apply several coats of dark mascara to the eyelashes. Several layers of mascara will produce a more intense look for your eyes, but don't over do it, or your eye lashes will be all clumpy. You can also apply fake eye lashes if you want.
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    Balance both the eyes in the same way. Once the eye shadow is done for both eyes, you are ready for the day!

Tips

  • The dividing line is very important for definition.

Things You'll Need

  • Highlighter
  • Dark brown, black, blue black or any dark eyeshadow
  • Eyeshadow that matches your skin
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner
  • Brown eyeshadow
  • Face and lip makeup
  • Makeup brushes

Article Info

Categories: Makeup