Who says neutral eyeshadows have to be boring? With countless textures and finishes to choose from, you’ll be able to go from day to night and create virtually any look effortlessly.
As a rule of thumb, matte eyeshadows are considerably the hardest to blend evenly as any patchiness is the most visible, so opt for shimmery textures if you’re worried about unevenness. That said, they are great to apply all over lids as a base so that other products really pop.
If you’re looking to create smoky eyes in under a minute, try eyeshadow sticks which you can sharpen. All you have to do is apply as close to the lash line as possible and smudge out the edges for a subtle smoky effect that can take you from the office to after-work drinks.
For those on the go, always keep a shimmery champagne eyeshadow in your stash that can either be used to refresh and jazz up any makeup you already have on, as well as to add instant sparkle when dabbed onto the inner corners of your eyes.
Want to get ready fast? Use your ring finger when it comes to eyeshadow application instead of brushes. The heat of your skin warms up the product so it adheres better to your lids during application. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to dress your eyes precisely in no time at all.
This article was last updated on 21 December 2022.