Eyeshadow Dos and Don'ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Eyeshadow Dos and Don'ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Are you a makeup enthusiast, keen to explore the world of eyeshadows? If you are someone who loves cruelty-free and vegan makeup, this blog is tailored just for you. 

Eyeshadow application can be a transformative experience, but it's essential to know the dos and don'ts to achieve stunning results. In this guide, we'll delve into the world of eyeshadow, from types to application techniques, while also highlighting common mistakes to avoid.

Understanding Eyeshadow Types

Eyeshadows come in various forms, each with its unique characteristics. Understanding these types is the first step towards achieving flawless eye makeup.

Powder Eyeshadows

Powder eyeshadows are the most common type available. They offer versatility, allowing you to build colour intensity. Ensure your eyeshadow brush is of good quality for even application.

Cream Eyeshadows

Cream eyeshadows are known for their long-lasting, intense colour payoff. Ideal for creating bold looks, but require blending skills. Make sure to use an eyeshadow primer to prevent creasing.

Liquid Eyeshadows

Liquid eyeshadows provide a shimmering, wet look effect. They are best applied with a brush or your fingertip. Wait for them to dry before blinking to avoid smudging.

Eyeshadow Do's and Don'ts

Let's explore the dos and don'ts of eyeshadow application to help you achieve a professional look.


Do Use an Eyeshadow Primer

Applying a primer helps your eyeshadow adhere better and last longer. This also helps in creating a fine base for your eye shadow makeup and make sure you don't forget to apply a concealer that is a shade lighter than your skin tone.This helps in creating a fine canvas for your eye shadow and also helps in making your eye shadow colours look brighter.

Do Blend Thoroughly   

Blend eyeshadows seamlessly for a polished finish. Use a clean blending brush to soften harsh lines. If you are a beginner then make sure you use a fluffy brush for blending because this will help in the blending process extremely easy.

Do Choose Complementary Colours

Select shades that enhance your eye colour and suit your skin tone and your outfit. 

Do Use Brushes and Tools

Invest in quality eyeshadow brushes for precise application. Brushes help you control the intensity of colour. If you are a beginner then make sure you invest in a good fluffy brush for blending and a flat brush for application. These two brushes are going to help you a lot in the initial stages and will also help you in learning the process of blending easily.


Don't Skip Eyelid Prep

Avoid applying eyeshadow directly on oily eyelids; it will crease and make your eyeshadow look patchy. Use a matte eyeshadow to set the primer before adding colour. Or you could even use a loose powder or a compact powder

Don't Overapply

Excessive eyeshadow can look messy; start with a small amount. You can always build up the colour gradually for a more natural look.

Don't Neglect Blending

Failure to blend can result in harsh lines and an unflattering appearance.  Blend thoroughly, especially when using multiple shades.

Types of Eyeshadow Looks

Now, let's explore some popular eyeshadow looks to inspire your makeup journey:

Natural Everyday Look

Use neutral shades for a subtle enhancement of your eyes. Perfect for a casual or office look. Make sure you have eyeshadow palettes specially curated for nude eye makeup looks to keep you sorted. 

Smokey Eye

Create a sultry, smudged effect with darker shades. Ideal for evening events and parties. An eye shadow hack to create an easy smokey eye look is to apply your kajal roughly all over your lids and then smudge it out with your fingers. You can then finish it off with a grey powder eye shadow using a fluffy brush for a seamless finish. 

Cut Crease

The cut crease technique is a more complicated technique which only make-up artists can master. But with proper practice you can also achieve the same. You can create a sharp definition by cutting a clean line above your crease using a concealer And then blending it outwards. Let it dry off completely before you tap in your shimmer shade or your transition shade from your eyeshadow kit

Halo Eye

This eyeshadow style is comparatively easy and looks amazing. Focus on a pop of colour in the centre of your lid, surrounded by lighter shades. This style adds dimension and drama to your eyes. You can finish off this look with a waterproof eyeliner for a more dramatic finish. 

Eyeshadow Uses and Benefits

Eyeshadows are not just for adding colour; they offer several benefits. Eyeshadows can create the illusion of larger or more defined eyes. Experiment with different eyeshadow looks to match your mood and outfit. Well-applied eyeshadow can make you feel more confident and put-together. Makeup is an art form; use eyeshadow as your canvas to express yourself.

In the world of cruelty-free and vegan makeup for Indian women, mastering the art of eyeshadow application is a rewarding endeavour. By understanding the types, following the dos and don'ts, experimenting with various looks, and recognizing the benefits, you can elevate your eye makeup game to new heights. Don't forget to explore the recommended products and hacks to make your eyeshadow experience even more enjoyable. Happy eye shadowing!


Can I use any other product to create my eye shadow base?

Yes, you can always use a matte lipstick or a lip and cheek tint to create your eye shadow base for a colourful and a beautiful matte finish.

How can I make my eyeshadow last longer?

The best way to always make your eyeshadow last longer is to properly prepare eyelids before beginning your eye makeup using a primer and a concealer. Once your eye makeup is complete, finish it off with a makeup setting spray.

Can I use my shimmer eyeshadow shades as a highlighter?

Yes, you can definitely use your shimmer eye shadow shades like a highlighter for an elevated and a glowing finish.

Can I use my eye shadow shades to create my own colourful eyeliner?

Yes, you can create your own colourful eyeliner using your colourful eyeshadow shades. You will need an eyeliner brush, micellar water and your eye shadow palette. Wet your eyeliner brush in the micellar water and then dip it in your eye shadow palette, and your very own liquid eyeliner is ready.