To bring the look to life, go in with a brighter, statement colour from the eyeshadow palette across the eyelid. Use a flat brush to pack this colour on to make sure that it is going to be a stay all-day look. Then, take our #121 blending brush with a small amount of this bright colour to blend the crease with the lid. Go in with some of this bright colour on the lash line to bring everything together.
Finish this look off with one of the light, shimmery colours and place it in the inner corner and on the brow bone to really brighten the eyes. There are so many different ways you can use an eyeshadow palette, but this is a classic way that will give you gorgeous results every time.
Your average eyeshadows can be applied using fluffy blending brushes, whereas a bit more care needs to go into applying pressed pigment eyeshadows! To get the most out of your pigmented eyeshadows, apply a base to begin with. This will give the pigment something to stick to and it will make the colours as vivid as possible.
When using pigmented eyeshadow palettes, you will generally require far less product. So, start with a small amount of product on a dense #126 flat fluffy smudger brush that can really pack the colour onto the lid. Keep tapping and adding a small amount of product at a time to build opacity. A little goes a long way with pigmented eyeshadow palettes, so you can keep enjoying them over and over!
Generally, you will have a combination of matte shadows and shimmer shadows in an eyeshadow palette. Matte colours are mostly used in order to add depth to the look and make up the majority of the initial blending. This is because you generally get a smoother blend with a matte eyeshadow.
Shimmer shadows are used more on the eyelid, inner corner and brow bone, bringing glam and brightness to any look. As shimmer eyeshadow palettes contain more fine particles, they need to be packed on with a dense brush, rather than with a fluffy brush.
There are so many different eyeshadow palettes on the market, so think about which colours you wear most often and go from there! A nude palette is a great place to start, as it gives a more natural look as opposed to brighter eyeshadow palettes. You will also still have freedom when it comes to experimenting with the different shades!
If you are used to working with bright colours and want to go for something bolder, try an eye-catching purple or striking blue eyeshadow palette to turn heads for all the right reasons. For a good middle ground, there are plenty of eyeshadow palettes out there with a combination of neutrals and bright colours, so you can find your feet before investing in a specific colour palette.
As a beginner, it is best to go for a nude eyeshadow palette. With nude colours, it is usually less obvious when colours are perhaps not seamlessly blended together. It also produces a more natural look to help you find your own sense of style in the makeup world!
The best tip we can give is to invest in some decent brushes. This will make every other step so much easier and you are likely to get much better results!