I love eyeshadow, i really do. I dont wear it everyday, but sometimes when i feel like it i will try something different!
Because im quite fair skinned i have to be careful when it comes to black eyeshadow...it can end up looking quite harsh against my white skin...its ok as a liner or in the outer part of my eyelid as a contour or in the crease etc, but full on black smokey eye can really wash me out unless i have a nice tan :)
so my alternative is GREY.........grey eyeshadow can look fantastic, either matched with another colour or as a grey smokey eye....its not so harsh against my skin colour...
another problem i tend to have is deep-set eyes. By that i mean my eyeballs are set back quite far in my face :) lol that sounds funny....but its true, i have quite a structured face as in you can notice bones like cheekbones etc...but also my brow bone is quite strong, so its sits out futher than my eyes.....therefore you cant see a lot of my eyelid space unless i look down, my eyes are shut or you are looking side on to my face! does that make sense?? lol
Fifi Box from Sydney Australia
If you have close set eyes
1.leave darker colours to outer part of your eye and in the crease (or as liner etc)
2. dont place dark colours near the corners of your eyes (near nose) as this will make the problem worse, it will make your eyes appear like they are even closer than they are!
3. use light colours in the inner corners (near nose), it will instantly open up and 'awaken' you eyes...
If your eyes are set quite far apart
you can still do all of the above, but you have a bit more freedom because you can use dark shadows all over your eyelid etc....in fact using dark colours just on the outer part of the eye (near sides of your face) can make your eyes appear further apart....so you can go ahead and put dark colours in the inner corner of eye!!
anyways......here are a couple pics of some simple grey eyeshadow (let me just say eventually i want to get a really good quality camera, mine is just average....)
i have grey eyeshadow on my lids, plus a pale white/gold on the inner corner to brighten it up a little....my camera didnt really bring out the colours as well as i wouldve liked :(
i also blended the grey out with a skin colour eyeshadow....
a few pics just for fun....
There you have a little lesson on eyes :)
have a great day/night