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Does anyone do eyeshadow?

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Fadingfast Sun 23-Sep-12 20:34:13

I hardly ever do. I have just worked out one of mine is 15 years old. I normally just bung on a bit of eyeliner and mascara, but as it's my sister's wedding next weekend I would like to be a bit more adventurous. What's the secret to lovely eyes? Mine are blue and on the rare occasion I bother, I use boring brown powder shadow but it always ends up, well, powdery. Is cream shadow the way to go? Any particular brands? I wondered about approaching one of the makeup counters but no idea which one to choose!

germyrabbit Sun 23-Sep-12 20:35:48

i like laura mercier sequin eyeshadow for just a wash of colour, african violet is lovely, just gives a lovely sheen that stays put

KatoPotato Sun 23-Sep-12 20:37:00

I swear by benefits 'big beautiful eyes' palette. Comes with an under eye concealer and three shades of brown. Also a v good instruction leaflet.

It's perfect for everyday and can also be adapted for a nighttime smokey eye too!

7to25 Sun 23-Sep-12 20:38:09

Blue eyes and I use an Estee Lauder pinkish cream shadow. sounds horrible, but is lovely

rubyslippers Sun 23-Sep-12 20:39:40

Bourgeois do some great colours

Their individual colour pots are good and you can use wet or dry for a more intense finish

Novia Sun 23-Sep-12 20:46:04

The real trick to beautiful eyeshadow (regardless of colour) is using brushes not those horrid plastic applicators that are often included. I usually use 3 complementary colours (I favour blues!) The mid-colour I use as a base on the whole eye and the darker colour is blended around the socket. Then the paleist colour goes along the brow-bone and a dab on the inside corner or each eye. Find some colours you like, some decent brushes (I like Mac) and have a play! grin

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