In relation to the Q&A on the different ways to apply eyeshadow, here are some more of my favorites.
#1 Light color on the inner half of the eyelid + dark color on the outer half
A popular way to open up the eyes, this is also the most beneficial for those with close-set eyes, especially when the darkest color is applied at the very outer corner.
Start by applying a light color on the inner half of the eyelid and a darker color on the outer half. Using a fluffy brush like MAC #217, blend where the two colors meet until there is a gradation. Remember to blend in one direction to avoid a muddy look. I always blend the lighter color onto the darker one so in this case, you will be blending outwards. Finish with liner and mascara.
#2 Dark color on the inner half of the eyelid + light color on the outer half
This is the exact opposite of the above. It will draw the eyes closer together so if your eyes are relatively wide apart, this is the best method for you.
Start by applying a dark color on the inner half of the eyelid and a light color on the outer half. Using a fluffy brush like M·A·C 217 Blending Brush, blend where the two colors meet in an inward motion until there is a gradation. Finish with liner and mascara.
A couple more questions:
Question: Do I always have to do half and half?
Of course not! Depending on your eye shape and the look you are going for, you can put the lighter color only in the inner corner with the darker color all the way to the outer corner, vice versa. Just make sure the colors are well blended so there is a gradation.
Question: Can I use more than 2 colors?
Sure! It may take a bit of practice to blend everything together but feel free to use as many colors as you want! Below is a look I did with 3 colors:
Stay tuned for more!
* Please note that these are just some of the MANY ways you can apply eyeshadows. As I always say, there are no set rules when it comes to makeup. Just experiment with different methods, colors and textures to find out what works best for you.