When it comes to makeup, there’s nothing more defining than eyeshadow. On a night out, our eyeshadow palette is like our BFF—from the subtle peachy eyes to the bold smokey eyes, eyeshadows elevate our look instantly. Exactly why we’ve come up with eyeshadow hacks for those of you who can’t get enough of eye makeup...
Don’t forget primer
 

Don’t forget primer

If you’ve always suffered from oily lids and your eyeshadow often creases, it is important to use a primeron your lids. Just like layering skin care is imperative, you must layer your eye makeup to ensure that it stays in place. This way, your eyeshadow will stay put almost throughout the day.

Get it with the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer

Apply a beige base first
 

Apply a beige base first

If you’re planning to use a bright eyeshadow, make sure you first use a beige base so your shadow pops perfectly once applied. This will allow the true bright shade of your eyeshadow to stand out on your lids. That perfectly done electric blue eye makeup doesn’t come so easy, ladies!

Get it with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette in Gold

Use white or silver in your inner corners
 

Use white or silver in your inner corners

It’s the rule of thumb—to look awake, apply some highlighter or white eyeshadow in the inner corners of your eyes. If you feel white eyeshadow is a bit much, you can use a silver eyeshadow or a gold eyeshadow in your inner corners. We promise, this one’s going to make your eyes pop!

Get it with Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette in Silver

Line up your eyes with eyeshadow
 

Line up your eyes with eyeshadow

Black kajal often looks stark. Instead, we suggest using a brown eyeshadow to line your eyes. Wet a liner brush and then pick product from an eyeshadow palette that contains a brown shade. Line your eyes depending on how thick or thin you want the stroke.

Get it with the Lakmé 9-to-5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow in Desert Rose

Use a visiting card for a crisp edge
 

Use a visiting card for a crisp edge

If you like the edges of your smokey eyes to be perfectly done, this hack should be useful. Just hold a visiting card on the outer edge of the eye in order to ensure that the eyeshadow edges are sharp.

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Go for the right brush
 

Go for the right brush

Using the right eyeshadow brush is crucial when it comes to eyeshadow application. We’ve all had those times when we’ve forgotten to blend eyeshadow and our eyes have ended up looking so unsightly. A blending brush is all you need to create the perfect eyeshadow application. When it comes to applying cream-based eyeshadows, it’s important that you rely on a sponge-tip applicator eyeshadow brush. With the right brushes in hand, there’s no stopping you from applying eyeshadow perfectly.