Love the look of bold and beautiful eye shadow colors, but can’t figure out how to match them with your wedding dress?
Have no fear.
You can blend eye shadows like a professional makeup artist using a few simple tools and a basic palette of eye colors.
Whether you are prepping your lids for a night on the town, or creating a daytime look for your wedding, you can create a look that is easy to put on, flattering and doesn’t take any of the attention away from your veil or wedding gown.
Apply Eye Makeup for a Wedding -How to Choose Eye shadow Colors
Choose eye shadow shades that complement your eye color.
Carmindy Bowyer, the makeup artist from TLC’s, What Not to Wear, recommends colors that are contrasting to make eyes pop. For example: use blue, brown and cinnamon shadows with brown eyes or apply dark gray or green eye shadow to complement green eyes.
Apply Eye Makeup for a Wedding - Basic Eye shadow Application Tips
Start your eye shadow application with a well-moisturized upper eyelid. Apply concealer to lower lids and into the corners of the eye to create a smooth base for the eye shadow. Keep moisturizer off your lower lids to prevent creasing of your eye shadow. To prevent eye shadow from smearing or keep it in place for many hours, apply a primer on the entire lid to set the shadow.
Important Wedding Makeup Beauty Tip: Apply your makeup in natural daylight or use incandescent or halogen bulbs as a light source, instead of using harsh fluorescent lighting. A fluorescent light bulb will give your skin a green cast that will make your skin look sickly and washed-out.
When applying your base shadow color and a darker shadow in the crease for definition, don’t forget to blend. Cover your brow bone with light shades of color to highlight the shape of your eyes.
To transform your eye makeup from day to evening, dust your lids with shimmery shadows instead of matte formulations. To decrease the look of puffy eyelids, choose a smoky shade of eye shadow in the blue, green or gray family.
Apply Eye Makeup for a Wedding - Eye shadow Brush Application
Apply your eye shadows using a makeup brush to create a blended and professional look. The proper eye shadow brush is ideal for applying cream or powder shadows to your lids. Choose an angled eye shadow brush for expert eye shadow application.
The diagonal cut of an eye shadow brush deposits a perfect amount of makeup into the outer corners and crease of the eye.For instantly sexy eyes, apply a thin line of liquid eyeliner along your top lash line.
Apply Eye Makeup for a Wedding -Create Smoky Eyes Using Eye shadows
The smoky eye is a trendy eye shadow trick favored by celebrities and their makeup artists. To create a smoky eye you need a shimmery neutral shadow and a deep shadow. For the shimmery shadow colors, choose cream, nude or beige colors. For the deep shadow colors, choose navy, black or plum colors.
To apply the smoky look to your eyes, sweep the neutral shadow over your entire lid. Add the smoky or deep shadow into the crease and lid of the eye to create depth. Finish the eye with a stroke of the deep shadow along the lower lash line.
Complete your professional eye makeup look by swiping lashes with two coats of mascara. Layer on the mascara when it’s wet to stop clumping and spidery lashes.