To make eyes look big and bold, the trick is to create depth with your eyeshadow. First apply a lighter-colored shadow all over your eyelid. Then, take a darker shadow and apply it in the crease of your eye above your lid. This will create an element of dimension. Don’t forget to blend the lid color with the crease color to create a seamless look.
Choose the right eyeshadow colours
Perhaps the most important step is choosing eyeshadow colours that compliment your colouring. “All you need to do is choose colours that opposite to your eye colour on the colour wheel,” beauty guru Lauren Curtis says in a YouTube video tutorial. For blue eyes that means bronze and copper colours, while for green, hazel and brown eyes it’s best to use colours in the purple and taupe range. It’s also important to pay attention to skin tone when choosing shadow colours. The darker your skin tone, the warmer your eyeshadow should be.
Don’t skip eyeliner
Apply a gel, pencil, or liquid liner on your top lash line. If you have light eyes, go with a brown eyeliner, while brown eyes will pop with black liner. Work the liner into the lash line as close to your eyelashes as you can. For a smokier look, apply a brown or black eyeshadow onto your lower lash line with a small eyeshadow brush. Just make sure the top and bottom eyeliner meet at the outer corner of your eye.
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