Here’s another tip for Tip Tuesday:
Today’s tip is about A Makeup Mistake When Applying Eyeshadow That Makes You Look Older :
Tip 3: Choose the correct eyeshadow finish!
The term “eyeshadow finish” describes the texture and appearance of the shadow. There are 5 basic finishes: matte, satin, frost, shimmer, and glitter. The eyeshadow finish will affect the ease of use, color, pigmentation, and overall result of the final look.
When you are in your teens and twenties you can get away with almost every type of makeup look. The older, er um, I mean more mature, you get the more limited these looks seem to get.
I LOVE glitter, sparkles, and shimmer! I’m like a magpie and everything shiny catches my eye. But when it comes to eyeshadows there is a time and place for shimmer and glitter.
My tip is to use a matte transition shade as well as in the crease to frame the eyes. We want to draw attention away from our sagging lids! 😉
You don’t have to avoid shimmers and glitters, just use them on the center of the lid and in the inner corner of the eye.
One of my favorite all matte pallets is the Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette
“This petite palette has eight matte wet/dry shades that can be used as a liner, shadow, or brow powder for any look—from understated to amped up. Featuring a step-by-step guide for six eye and five brow shapes, it’s everything you need for creating eye looks on the go.”
You can read my complete review of Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette by clicking HERE.
Don’t want to spend $25 on a mini eyeshadow palette? Try out the ELF Mad for Mattes Palette. It is only $10 and has matte shades in it.
As you can tell from the above swatches, the shadows in the ELF Mad for Mattes Palette aren’t quite as intense as the Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette, but they are still great shadows that blend well.
Let me know if you try it out this tip and what you think! If you are enjoying these tips every Tuesday you can check them all out by clicking HERE.
As I mentioned, there is nothing wrong with getting older, but there is no reason to make yourself look older than you are. Follow these few simple tips on which makeup mistakes to avoid. No one wants to purposefully make yourself look older than you actually are.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, we all make mistakes. 😉
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One thought on “Tip Tuesday #99: A Makeup Mistake That Makes You Look Older Tip 3: Eyeshadow”
I read really good stuff about Elf’s eyeshadows, I really need to check them out! Lovely post! I really love shimmers and glitters but I don’t like applying too much of it. Like in the center of the lid or inner corner is perfect in my opinion, like you said!
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