If you’re a makeup junkie, then you’ll know the struggle of keeping up with new makeup trends that surface almost every other day. Thanks to celebrities and beauty ninjas (influencers), there is no dearth of makeup-spiration especially when it comes to dressing up your eyes. The one trend that has picked up of late is dramatic, poppy eyeshadow! It is everywhere, in all colours and all textures.

Doesn’t matter if you’re new to the eyeshadow club, you can still ace it just by mastering a few sneaky tricks. Here’s what you need to keep in mind before reaching out for your (very first) eyeshadow palette:

Choose the formula wisely
 

Choose the formula wisely

If you’re new to the eyeshadow club, then it’s important for you to understand the different eyeshadow textures and when to use what. Pressed eyeshadows are for everyday use, especially when you want to blend two or more shades together. Cream eyeshadows are mainly used as a base for powder eyeshadow. And, loose eyeshadows or glitters add an instant pop of colour to your eye makeup and are highly pigmented.

Don’t skip primer
 

Don’t skip primer

The biggest problem with eyeshadow is the fallout that comes with pressed and powder textures. Being an eyeshadow noob, it’s best that you apply primer before going over with any product on your eyes. The primer will prevent your eyeshadow from falling off and help your makeup last longer. Seal in the primer with loose powder to give your products a better grip.

Extend your eyeshadow
 

Extend your eyeshadow

Did you know your eyeshadow can help you achieve a wide-eyed look. Simply smudge your shadow past the outer corner of your eyes, flipping it slightly up, toward the outside of your brows. This extension will instantly make your eyeshadow pop and give the illusion of bigger eyes.

Know what shade goes where
 

Know what shade goes where

If you’re an eyeshadow rookie, you probably have no clue what shades to apply where. Eyeshadow application can be a little tricky, especially if you want to work with more than a single shade. You've got to cover your entire lid, starting from the lash line up to your brow bone. So, if you want to mix shades, then remember that darker shades always go close to the lash line, medium goes in the middle of your lids and highlighting shades or highlighter is applied closer to the brow bone. If you master this shade guide, you’ll have a defined look in no time!

How to find your crease?
 

How to find your crease?

Cut-crease eye makeup is creating a storm in the beauty circuit. If you’re itching to try this trend, then start by learning how to find your crease line—the biggest task! Well, we’ve discovered a trick that will sort your life. If you want to find your crease, simply tilt your head up and look down into the mirror. There, you have it!

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