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When I’m using different colours, it varies, although I do seem to always put blues on the outer edge in multicouloured looks.

In terms of different shades, I tend to wear a light shade on the lid, with a dark one in the crease, and a similarly toned highlighter above the crease. Depending on the time I have I may add other shades to that basic setup, but that’s my template.

two favorites;

1: light or medium all over lid up above the crease, darker in the crease and under the eye, and highliger if needed.

2: darkest close to lashes, then lighter and lighter shades up towards the brows.

I’m a big fan of “cutting the crease”, so I do that often- I have a ton of eyespace and I feel like a lot of applications make me look muddy. I also like splitting my lid with two different colors, and then switching the placement of the colors underneath my lower lashes.

I have deep-set eyes so I always use a shimmery highlight in the tearduct and bring my crease color slightly higher to feign a larger eye shape. Blending blending blending is key though. Other than that, I just have fun and change it up!

I pretty much always put the darkest color at my lashline and fade up. Luckily this hasn’t bored me yet! I just experiment with different colors.

I tend to use a light shade on the inner half, blended out to a darker shade, then something different in the crease. Usually what I use in the crease I will use on my lower lid, and then I use a highlight on the browbone.

I do my e/s makeup the same way as Christine! I usually use somewhat more colors though. 3-4 colors is the minimum and the most I think (including eyeliners) would have to be 12. It sounds like a lot but it’s all very subtle really and more like blended gradients of colors. I love to do smokey looks with different colors.

My foolproof way of doing eyeshadow is light/medium color all over the lid and then a darker color on the outer 1/3 of my lid. I am Asian so my crease is undefined… This way it opens up my eyes a little and bring out the almond shape even more 😀

If I’m doing something simple for work (I work in an office with very casual dress rules, i.e. none) I usually only use one shade. If its a light color, I’ll do all over on my eyelid from lashes to crease. If its a dark color, I’ll start on the outside of my lid with the 217 mac brush (my favorite) and blend it into my crease. I end up with all over color, but most of it in the crease and at the outside ends of my lid.

If I’m going out I’ll do a lighter metallic eyeshadow from inner eye to past the middle of my lid and up to the crease and then do the same dark shadow trick I use for day on top. Then I’ll take the lighter shadow and line my inner bottom lashline with it.

I ususlly use a matt bone or pale pink shadow all over my upper lid, highlight under my eyebrow arch and on the inner corner of my eyes with a shimmery or light metallic shade, cover my lower lid up to the crease with a medium shade or neutral shadow and then use a bright or dark shade on the outer crease, blending up from the lashline.
I might add a subtle shimmer just outside the crease on my browbone but I usually don’t take dark or bright shadows this far, and certainly not past the middle of my eye.

I once saw a lady with a very narrow face and deep set eyes wearing charcoal eyeshadow all over her lid, out over her brow bone with dark lined lips and pale frosted beige lipstick. She looked just like The Scream by Edvard Munch. Trippy.

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