Blend it well. One of the keys to perfectly made-up eyes is in how the colors of the eye shadow are blended on the lids. The colors of your eye shadow should be flowing smoothly and harmoniously from one shade to the other upon your lids. To do this, you will need to use three colors for your eye shadow: the base color, the main color, and the highlighter. Apply the base color on your eyelids first, and then put on the main color. Afterwards, highlight the crease of your eyes.
Bring out the color of your eyes. The colors of your eye shadow should bring out the color of your eyes, whether to match it or to go in contrast. Experiment with colors and see how well they go with your eyes.
Leave your browbone alone. Putting eye shadow on your browbone is too much; simplicity goes a long, long way. Put color up to your browbone, but leave the browbone itself alone.
Highlight carefully. The purpose for putting highlighting color on the eyes is to set the eyes off and to complete the effect you are trying to achieve with your eye makeup. So it is important to apply your highlighter carefully. Blend your highlighter at the outer edge of the crease to make your eyes look larger. If your highlighter is too close, you will end up with beady-looking eyes.
Use a primer. Using a primer before applying your eye shadow. Putting a primer on not only makes your eye shadow look smoother, but also makes it last longer on your eyes.
Tone down the shimmer. Shimmer is great for bringing out the eyes, but be careful in laying it out ' it can bring out not just the eyes, but also the lines and the wrinkles.
Limit the smoky hue. If you are trying your hand at a smoky eye, try to keep your color on the eyelid and don't let it come close to the crease.
Work the lips. If you want to have dramatic red lips, keep your eye shadow light and use a concealer to hide unsightly lines on your lids. You would not want to look like a clown with red lips and heavy eye shadow.
Brighten with white. To make your eyes seem brighter, add a few dots of white just on the inside of eyes.
Color, color, color. Experiment with various shades of eye shadow. If you bought something that you think is too dark or bold for you, try to mix it with other colors.