Choose eye-shadow colors that contrast with or enhance the color of your eyes rather than those that match it exactly.
Violet eye shadow, for example , brings out the green in hazel eyes; topaz makes brows eyes look deeper. Mauve, coral and Grey are flattering to blue eyes.
Eye shadow should also complement your skin tone and the color of your clothing.
Muted shades look best in daytime, use bright colors at night , if at all.
If your eyes are the classic oval, brush a medium shade from the eye crease to the lashes, a slightly darker shade along the eye crease, and light shadow along the brow-bone.
Blend the colors up and out. If your eyes are less than perfect ovals, you can redefine their shade with shadow.
Keep in mind that the light color will bring an eye area forward; a dark color will subdue it.
To make small or deep- set eyes seem larger, use a pale shade from the brow-bone to the eyelashes.
Extend them even more by applying a small V of a slightly darker shade just beyond the outer eye corner.
Prominent eyes will recede if you use a dark shade over the entire lid almost to the brow-bone.
To make close-set eyes seem further apart, use a pale shade on the third of the lid neat the nose, a darker shade near the temple.
Reverse this to make wide-set eyes seem closer together.
Use a liquid or pencil eyeliner to emphasis e shape.
Make a thin line near the eyelashes as possible, also on the outer third of the lower lid.
for a wide-awake look, use an eyelash curler before applying mascara.
Hold the curler near the base of the lashes and squeeze; count to three, then release .
Move the curler further out towards the tips of the lashes and squeeze again.
Apply mascara with your eye open. Holding the wand vertically, coat the tips of the upper lashes, then sweep the wand horizontally over the lashes from base to tips.
If you like, you can also apply mascara to the lower lashes. Should any lashes clump, separate them with the wand tip.
Use a cotton swab for cleaning up.