While eye shadow can seem intimidating at first, it’s actually not as complicated as you might think. The first step is finding what products you like, of course, and what look you feel your best in.
The most common type of shadow is powder, and you’ll find that most powder shadows come in palettes with two or more colors to choose from. You can also purchase single powder eye shadows if your style is more about committing to one color, but the palettes can really be fun.
Liquid eyeshadows are usually a creamy, liquid texture that will dry down to a powdery finish, so you kind of get the best of both worlds with these.
Cream eye shadows are one of the easiest products to apply, because you can do it with your fingers, no major tools required. Cream textures are softer and tend to blend better when warmed, making them easy to pop on your eyelid with your finger and get on with the rest of your day.
The Cut Crease
This is a really popular eye shadow look, because no matter what kind of shape your eyes are, when using this technique you can make any eye shape appear more open.