A common mistake while choosing eye shadow is to try to match the eye shadow to the color of the eyes. Check out things to keep in mind while choosing eye shadows.

Choosing Eyeshadows

Eyeshadows add a depth to the eyes of a woman and its right application can make the eyes look smaller, bigger, set closely together or set apart. All we need is to choose the right color and shade and know how to apply it perfectly. The shape of your eyes, the brow bone and shape of your eyebrows, your eyelid and the corner of your eyes all play a role in the right application of the eyeshadow. A pearly eyeshadow needs a sponge applicator to avoid flaking while a shading brush is of great help when it comes to blend in the colors of the eyeshadows. Liquid eyeshadows are sheer and double up as a highlighter for face, body and eyes. They add shimmering to the eye makeup and also serve as the base to help other eyeshadows layered on them to set and give depth to them. They feel light too.

Eyeshadow pencil are great to be kept in handbags but do not draw them across the eyelid to avoid skin stretching. It is better to apply it using your fingertip so it blends well. Eyeshadow comes in variety of colors and it is the cosmetic that you can experiment with quite boldly. Most common shades range from pink to plum, coral to copper, blue to green along with silver, gold and other frosted colors. The finish may differ too from velvety matte to shiny pearl and from sheer chiffon-like look to bold and bright hues. Good-quality eye shadows stay for longer periods of time and do not crease, flake or fade easily. The most common way to apply an eyeshadow is to sweep from the inner corner of the eye to outside and upward to brow bone. Darker shades along the crease of the lid lend the look of dramatic eyes. The most common way of choosing the right eyeshadow is to keep the color of one's eyes in mind.

Taupe, gray, violet, purple and deep blue colors go well with blue eyes while black mixed with bright blue color helps to create smoky eyes. For bold funky looks, you can choose silver, turquoise and fuchsia colors. Brown, apricot, purple, plum and forest green colors brighten up green and hazel eyes while you can add a touch of boldness to the face by experimenting with gold, lime-green, very light green and bright purple shades. Copper, bronze, champagne, beige and forest-green looks good on brown eyes while brown eyeshadow helps to create a doe-eyed look. Colors like tangerine, royal blue, hot pink and lime-green add a punch to the personality and are quite favorite with younger generation. The colors that can be used for all eyes are navy or charcoal based shades while powder-blue eyeshadow is great for achieving highlighting effects while the hottest color in the night parties is the silver-sparkle.