Vertical-Style Eyeshadow

There are as many ways to wear eyeshadow as there are stars in the sky. Some people prefer multiple colors and lots of blending. Others stick to 2 colors, layered. Some folks wear shadow vertically, others horizontally, and others using both directions. Personally, I’m a fan of all of it.

If I see a new way to wear eyeshadow, I can’t help but try it. I try it with neutrals, then with fun colors, then with both. Does it make my eyes look larger? Slanted? Closer together? Here’s a daytime vertical-style eyeshadow look, wherein multiple colors are applied vertically and blended.

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Browbown highlight, then a lighter color on the inner third of your eyelid.

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Blend the edge of that color, then apply a neutral to the middle third of your eyelid. Apply the darkest shade in a small wedge shape on the outer third.

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Blend the outer shade, so it looks more like natural shading than a wedge. Then a small line of brown eyeliner just above/on your lashline…

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..and on the outer third of your waterline. That’s the part of skin between your eyeball and your lower lashes. Putting eyeliner on the outer part of that helps open your eyes up. Lastly, add a coat of mascara (and comb it, if you like).

 

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Voila! You can’t even tell there are three distinct colors, as they blend into each other. The affect is subtle, but artistic.

 

Here’s a more dramatic example of a vertical-style eyeshadow look:

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What’s your favorite way of wearing eyeshadow?

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