Prom Eyeshadow - Try 4 Colors in 1 May 5, 2009
Not sure how to color your eyelids for prom? Your best bet is to pick out a quad or trio eyeshadow kit — the shades come already color-coordinated for you.
Here are two fun kits BonneBell created especially for prom season, Dance Party (left) and Prom Queen (right), that retail for $3.95.
These quads are perfect for a girl like Larissa, a fashionista in our Ultimate Prom reality series, who likes really colorful eyelids — see for yourself in Episode 6!
But for most of us, natural palettes with brown/plum shades feel most comfortable. Here are two in my makeup bag, by BonneBell and Clinique (click images if interested in buying):
These kits are easy to apply — it’s all about mastering the blend. Here are some tips to get you started:
First step, apply a primer so the pigment doesn’t crease on your lids. I swear by Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance ($17 but it’s flawless!).
Next, remember that you want to start light and go darker. Apply the lightest shade in the palette, or a neutral shade you already have, across your lid first. Then, brush a deeper shade across the lid, up to the crease, for the main color. When brushing eyeshadow on, sweep from the corner of the eye outward. To highlight, brush a light shade across your brow bone. When you’re finished, you can use a blush brush to blend the colors together more naturally.
And don’t forget this secret of all makeup artists: A dot of white shadow or pencil on the inside of the eye, near the tear duct, makes eyes look brighter.
Do you have any eyeshadow tips and tricks?Filed under: Tammy's Blog — tammy @ 10:39 am
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