How To Maximize Your Eye Shadow Palettes

This is a commissioned work for a UAE-based blog Snappo ( written last August 30.

Eye shadow palettes are common to make-up users. Popular brands include LORAC PRO Palette, Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette, and Maybelline New York The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette among others. These are the cosmetic applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows to make the wearer’s eyes stand out or look more attractive. However, eye shadow palettes have evolved through the years, and to know how to maximize these beautiful palettes, we’ve talked to some make-up enthusiasts, and here’s what they have to say:

  1. Make A Plan. As in most cases, planning helps save! When using eye shadow, create a mental plan of what you will put and where you will apply these. Doing so would avoid putting eye shadow on only to be removed because you didn’t like how it looked. Imagine the wasted time, effort, and eye shadow? Now, if the issue lies on not knowing what to plan, here are a few general guidelines to consider: the lightest color usually works well as a brow bone highlighter, and the second lightest color usually looks good on your lid. On the other hand, the second darkest color usually works best in your crease while the darkest color usually works best in your outer corner. Having these in mind, what’s your plan now?
  2. Start With The Neutrals. Bold palettes, such as that of NYX Avant Pop palette, are pleasing in the eyes that when we see them, we want to use them right away. Stop. If you’re just starting out, it’s a good idea to stick to the basics. Doing so would avoid wasting these colorful palettes. Moreover, this would allow you to get comfortable with how to use palettes, which would eventually aid you in combining colors. There are plenty of brands to choose from for palettes with neutral colors, such as Urban Decay’s NAKED3 and L’Oréal Paris’ nude eye collection.
  3. One Shade, More Uses. The norm is to place the eye shadow on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. However, did you know that these could be used in the other parts of the face as well? Yes, there are eye shadow palettes that could be used more than one way. For instance, you may notice rosy or pinky colors in your palette. If you’re running out of blush on, try them on! There may also be matte, cool, or dark brown shades, and these could be used in contouring. Finally, those shimmery-light colored eye shadows? You can use them as highlighter.


Which of these tips were you not aware before? And did we miss anything? Leave them as your comments, and we’ll try them, too!



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