So often I see bad eyeshadow happen to good people. I cannot recount the number of times that I’ve been blind-sided by a collage of sparkles or streaks of frost. Then there are those that steer clear of shadow altogether. Actually, perfecting your eye shadow technique isn’t difficult. I enlisted the help of fellow beauty blogger and makeup artist Ren from Makeup By Ren Ren to share some tips and guidelines for fabulous shadow.
RDD: Frost shadow vs. matte. What’s the best way to wear them?
Ren: You should have a combination of shimmer, shine and matte. I don’t really like frost unless you’re a teenager. It can emphasize fine lines. Try to have a balance of different finishes on the lids.
RDD: How should we apply shadow for a daytime/office look?
Ren: Stick with neutral tones: browns, golds, plums and pinks are all work friendly. The simplest thing to do is actually just apply a neutral color to the lid to the crease (think subtle brown tone) and apply a highlight coor (a shade slightly lighter than your skin tone) to the brow bone. Save the dramatic colors, liners and lashes for after work.
RDD: What’s the best way to transition daytime shadow for a night out?
Ren: The easiest thing to do is to add more liner and lashes-black in particular. Any look can be turned smokey by adding a dark shadow to the outer corner of the eyes.
For more makeup tips and tutorials, visit Ren’s YouTube channel, here.