Unless you’re a celebrity or a beauty influencer, you’re not going to be reaching for your precious and expensive eyeshadow palette on a daily basis. So, why not make the most of it? What we’re saying is… you can use your eyeshadow palette for more than a single purpose.
From creating a new lip colour to using it as a highlighter and contouring your cheekbones, your eyeshadow palette can do wonders. And that’s not all! It can save you money as well as space, and in turn, make you look like a million bucks. Here are 5 different uses of a single eyeshadow palette.
- To fill in your brows
- To contour your cheekbones
- To highlight the high points of your face
- As a new lip shade
- As an eyeliner
To fill in your brows
Did you know that your eyeshadow palette can do the job of a brow powder too? Yes, you read that right! If you’re running out of your eyebrow powder, simply reach for an eyeshadow palette with earthy colours. Use a stiff, angled brush to fill in your arches with a matte brown shade matching the colour of your brow hair. To give a soft finishing to your brows, blend out using an eyeshadow brush and voila!
To contour your cheekbones
Contouring enhances the shadow under your cheekbones to give your face a chiselled look. However, if you don’t have a contour palette or a contour stick, guess what can be used? Yes, your eyeshadow palette can come in handy. Simply pick an eyeshadow that is two to three shades darker than your skin tone and sweep it under your cheekbones and jawbones with the help of a brush.
To highlight the high points of your face
No glamorous look is complete without a highlighter. Ask any girl and she’ll tell you how much she hates stepping out without dabbing some highlighter on the high points of her face. Well, if you haven’t invested in one yet, then we’ve got you the best alternative. Use a rose gold shade from your eyeshadow palette in shimmery texture and dab it on the apples of the cheek, bridge of the nose, under your brow bone, on the cupid’s bow and on the inner corner of your eye.
As a new lip shade
“I have enough lipsticks,” said no woman ever. If you are a lipstick hoarder, then you’d never miss a single chance to experiment with a new colour. And guess what. You can make a new lip shade with your existing eyeshadow palette.
All you need to do is start by applying concealer on your lips to create a fine canvas for the colour to go on smoothly. Next, using a lip brush, apply the eyeshadow of your choice. If you want to make it matte, dust translucent powder over the colour, and if you want to make it glossy, then apply a thin layer of clear balm over it.
As an eyeliner
If you have an eyeshadow palette with multiple shades, then you don’t really need to invest in a number of coloured eyeliner pencils. Your eyeshadow palette can do the trick for you! Just take an angled brush and sweep a little eyeshadow close to your upper lash line. You can dampen the brush a little to intensify the colours.
There, you have it! You have so many colours to experiment with now.