The term ‘eyeshadow’ is deceiving, especially because there are multiple ways you can use this versatile product. So, before you go throwing out that shade you never use check out these 10 beauty tricks using eyeshadow.
Contour like a Kardashian.
Contour like a Kardashian by using differing shades of cool matte brown under your cheekbones, down the sides of your nose and along your jawline.
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Enhance your lippy.
Using a flat concealer brush, pick up a pretty shimmery shadow and dab onto lips to change a boring shade of lippy or add a sparkle to lip gloss for a special occasion.
Highlight your assets.
Highlight those cheekbones and browbones by using a shimmery champagne, gold or pearly nude eyeshadow. You can even use the same shadow on your collarbones for a sexy sheen.
Perk up your polish.
If you’ve got a million broken eyeshadows lying around and can’t bear to throw them out, crush them up and, while nails are wet, dip them in the loose dust for a unique manicure.
Lighten dark circles.
Once you’ve concealed and set those dark undereye circles, try lightly sweeping a bit of a satin champagne or white eyeshadow over. The light-reflecting qualities of the eyeshadow will bounce those dark circles away.
Line your eyes.
Wet a thin liner brush and pick up a generous amount of eyeshadow. Use any colour of shadow along your lashline for an easy eyeliner alternative.
Fill your eyebrows.
Run out of your favourite brow powder? No problem. A matte taupe, auburn, brown or black shadow can easily stand-in as a brow filler.
Cover up greys.
Pesky greys or roots showing? Dust a matte eyeshadow over those stand-out hairs for instant (temporary) coverage. This trick works particularly well when hair is in an updo.
Discover a new blush.
Rosy brown, peach, tawny and pink eyeshadows are great substitutes for blush in a pinch.
Darken your man’s beard.
Some dudes just can’t grow a thick scruff. Using a contouring brush or flat firm brush, fill his sparse bristles with a matching shade of eyeshadow.