Learn how to create smoky eye looks for any occasion and always look great! - Basic makeup application techniques! - Tutorials on perfectly applying and blending eye shadows! - Eye shadow reviews – comparing quality and prices! - Learn how to do smoky eyes like a pro! - Smoky eye how-tos, tips and tricks! - Find out how to make blue, brown and green eyes really stand out! Eyehadow is a cosmetic that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. It is commonly used to make the wearer's eyes stand out or look more attractive. It adds depth and dimension, complements the eye color, or simply draws attention to them.
Depending on skin tone and experience, the effect usually brings out glamour and gains attention. It attempts to replicate the natural shadow that some women exhibit due to a natural contrasting pigmentation on their eyelids. Natural shade can range anywhere from a glossy shine to one's eyelids, to a pinkish tone, or even a silver look. It can be applied in a variety of ways depending upon the desired look and formulation. Typically application is done using fingers or brushes. The most important aspect of applying eyeshadow, and makeup in general, is blending well.
Shadow comes in many different colors and textures. It is usually made from a powder and mica, but can also be found in liquid, pencil, or mousse form. Civilizations across the world use it - predominantly on females, but also occasionally on males. In Western society, it's seen as a feminine cosmetic, even when used by men. On average, the distance between eyelashes and eyebrows is twice as big in women as in men. Thus pale shadow visually enlarges this area and has a feminizing effect.
Many people use shades simply to improve their appearance, but it is also commonly used in theatre and other plays, to create a memorable look, with bright and even ridiculous colors.