Eyeshadow can affect the appearance of your eyes dramatically. The right combination of shades can "open up" your eyes and give you a fresher, more youthful appearance. The secret to obtaining eyes that look professionally made up is to use three different shades of eye shadow. By using different shades, you can create light and dark areas above your eyes that help to enhance the natural form and beauty of your face. Does this Spark an idea?
Choose three shades that complement your natural skin tone. If you have warm, reddish undertones, the colors that probably work best for you are beige, gold and brown. If you have pale, ivory undertones, you probably are best suited with pastels like soft rose, lavender and blue. If you have darker skin, you may need shades that are a little bolder and brighter. Find three shades that relate to your best colors. The shades should be a very light color, a related medium shade and a related dark shade.
Apply the medium shade to your entire lid.
Apply the light shade from the crease of your eyelid up to your brow bone.
Apply the dark shade starting at the outer corner of your eye and sweeping inward.
Blend all three shades with a soft brush or sponge applicator for a smooth look.