Before I cover the different techniques and skills on how to apply eyeshadow, let’s do a brief 101 on some of most common terms that you will come across.
Browbone: The bony ridge beneath the eyebrow. A shimmery color is usually used on this area for highlighting purposes.
Crease: The eye socket or the “fold” of the eyelid. To locate the crease, close your eyes and run your fingers over your eye – it is the hollow part. Darker colors are usually used in this area to create the illusion of depth.
Lashline: The area of the eyelid containing the roots of the eyelashes. It is often linked with eyeliner application.
Waterline: The inner rim of the eyelid which is right behind the lashline. It is also mostly linked with eyeliner application.
Inner/Outer V: The inner/outer corners of your eye. It is often referred to a “v” because of the shape. Lighter colors are generally placed in the inner v and darker colors on the outer.