What is the first thing you do when you see your favorite celebrity flaunting her beauty on Instagram while wearing that quirky eyeshade? You hit the small save button with the intention of wearing that look later. Right? (At least, that's what I do.) If you ask any beauty fanatic how to add a dash of color to her eyes, she will unfailingly point to her eyeshadow palettes even before the sentence is completed. 

If you want to have lively eyelids but don't know how to apply eyeshadow, this is the ultimate eyeshadow guide for you. But, before we get started on our eyeshadow guide, let's go over some fundamental facts regarding the different areas of your eye. This is something you should go over thoroughly before beginning the crash course on eyeshadow makeup.

Different Kinds of Eye Shapes

Following that, we'll go over the various types of eyes. This part will not only help you discover your eye shape, but it will also train you with simple eyeshadow makeup tricks that will take your look to the next level.

  • Almond-shaped eyes
  • Almond eyes are oval in shape with slightly elevated outer corners that resemble the look of an almond. They are undoubtedly one of the most coveted eye types. This is a super-symmetrical pair that will go with any eye makeup look.

    Makeup Tip for Eyeshadow: Because you're a lucky lady, you can wear any style or color of eyeshadow. Try a nude smokey eye with a matte base and a deeper color blended into the crease. This eyeshadow makeup style will bring out your almond eyes even more.

  • Hooded-shaped eyes
  • Be certain that you have hooded eyes if you can't see the eye crease completely. The skin above your brow bone droops slightly, and the top fold of your eye lowers extremely close to your lash line.

    Makeup Tip for Eyeshadow: Because much of your eyelid is hidden while your eyes are open (we know, it's terrible), avoid using bright colors and instead opt for darker, matte finishes. Also, be artistic and stretch your shadow all the way up to the brow bone to create the appearance of more lid space.

  • Round-shaped eyes
  • Say welcome to huge, wide eyes if you can perceive your entire iris without being obstructed by your top lid. Because they will always grab attention, you may as well make the most of your huge lids and larger makeup palettes.

    Makeup Tip for Eyeshadow: Contouring your huge, wide eyes appears to be the aim here. To make your eyes pop, apply a matte formula to the inner and outer corners of your eyes and then a metallic formula in the middle. To make the most of the light, emphasize the inner corners of your eyes as well.

  • Monolid-shaped eyes
  • We realize it's annoying not to have a natural eye crease, but on the plus side, you're a creaseless hottie! Because you have a flatter plane, here is your chance to get artistic and use makeup to give the appearance of a natural crease.

    Makeup Tip for Eyeshadow: A gradient effect, with flawless color changes, is a terrific way to give dimension to a monolid. Avoid shadows with brown or red tones since they can make your lids appear puffy. To create an eye crease, use a delicate crease brush and a light-brown matte product. Also, because eyeshadow doesn't last long on monolids, always use an eye primer.

  • Deep-Set-shaped eyes
  • These pairs of eyes are bigger and placed deeper into the head, giving the appearance of a larger brow bone. Such lids, often known as sunken eyes, tend to cast shadows and have a darker look.

    Makeup Tip for Eyeshadow: Use an eye primer to blend out the shadows. Set it with loose powder to help tamp down the discoloration further. Avoid dark, smoky looks and high glitter shadows, which may make your eyes appear even more melancholy. To introduce light to the lid area, adhere to neutral hues in semi-matte formulations.

    Everything You Need to Know About Eyeshadow Brushes

    We understand how intimidating it may be to navigate the world of eye makeup brushes but don't worry, that's precisely why we're here. We've compiled a list of four basic eyeshadow brushes that are ideal for any novice.

  • Flat Eyeshadow Brush: Stiff, firmly packed bristles that are ideal for gathering up a large amount of product and pressing it onto your upper lid. This is the best option if you want to get a lot of color in one shot. It also fits the natural curve of your lid due to its semi-circle shape.
  • Eyeshadow Blending Brush: Call this the magic wand, the one that accomplishes the majority of the work. This is a fluffy, dome-shaped brush that helps dilute harsh pigment while the long bristles create a seamless color transition. Do you like smokey eyes? Get your hands on a copy of this!
  • Angled Brush: This brush has short, strong bristles that are densely packed at an angle to produce a winged eyeshadow appearance. The angled, flat edge aids in the fabrication of defined lines and the placement of color near the lash line.
  • Smudging Brush: The smudging brush has short, tight bristles and a broadhead that fits well on the lash line. It also works brilliantly on your eyelids and waterline. It smudges like a dream with cream formulations and powder colors alike, thanks to its softly rounded edge.

  • Different Types of Eyeshadows

  • Powder Eyeshadow: Powder eyeshadow is the most user-friendly of all makeup eyeshadow products since it is very blendable and pigmented. These eyeshadows come in two types: loose powder and pressed powder, and they're perfect for creating layered looks.
  • Cream Eyeshadows: Pencils, pots, and crayons are all examples of eyeshadow formulations. This eyeshadow assortment offers rich color payoffs thanks to its creamy texture. However, don't use them on greasy eyelids or on hot days, and don't blend them with other eyeshadows. Try Coloressence Satin Eye Shades Palette which gives flawless coverage, and the pearl pigment adds a cute zing to your eyes.
  • Liquid Eyeshadow: Liquid eyeshadows, like lip glosses, are packaged in stylish tubes. They're easy to layer and play with, but they dry quickly, so you might have to speed up the application procedure a little. If you have oily lids, we recommend avoiding liquid formulas because they might induce creasing.
  • Shimmer Eyeshadow: These shimmery pots are for gutsy ladies who don't mind going above and beyond with their makeup. Every time you raise an eyebrow at that chaotic, boozy all-nighter, mesmerize them with this massive eye makeup hit.
  • Stick Eyeshadow: Do you like to put on eyeshadow every day? But what if the application binds you? Meet your new fav.. Coloressence Pearl Effect Eyeshadow Pencil. Consider them to be a more subdued version of cream shadows - they're just more portable. Finally, you don't need a brush to apply this shadow. Blend it evenly by swiping the stick across your lids.

  • How to Wear an Eyeshadow

    Because most women still don't know how to wear eyeshadow step by step, here's an eyeshadow guide that will come in handy.

  • Because the style is all about experimenting with your eyelids, an eye primer is essential because it reduces discoloration and increases the depth of colors. It also smoothes the texture of your lids, allowing the makeup to meld seamlessly.
  • Next, select an eyeshadow palette of your preference and begin layering. Depending on the aesthetic you want, you may select from a broad range of formulas and textures, including matte, shimmer, satin, frost, and glitter. Begin the application in the center of the lid and work your way out to the inner and outer corners. Use darker tones of the palette in the crease to accentuate the eye shape and lighter shades in the center to add color pop. If you want to enhance the brow bone, use lighter colors and mix them in gently.
  • After you've finished with the eyeshadow, grab your eyeliner and start lining. You may go for a subtle look or a dramatic winged liner.
  • Now, pull your favorite kajal and accent the waterline.
  • Finally, apply mascara to your lashes, because no eye makeup look is complete without fabulous lashes.