Do Not Let Eye Shadow Application be a Mess, Make it Mesmerising Instead

Updated at: Sep 23, 2013
Do Not Let Eye Shadow Application be a Mess, Make it Mesmerising Instead

Eye shimmers are very easy to apply .  They can add  glamour to your eyes by providing colour and glitter. Scan here for steps to apply eye shimmer.

Ariba Khaliq
Fashion & BeautyWritten by: Ariba KhaliqPublished at: Feb 29, 2012

It’s time to stop envying others who look great wearing eye shimmer, for we are here to aid you to get and flaunt those glamorous eyes.

glittery eyesWearing eye shimmer is no Hercules task. You should just know how to do it properly. All you need is a great eye shimmer, a make-up brush, a make-up applicator and a little time to experiment at home before heading to the special occasion.

Powder eye shimmer works well for normal to oily skin while cream based eye shadows are best for dry skin.

Steps to apply eye shimmer

  • Wash your face properly and apply moisturiser to make the skin smooth. Distribute it evenly and work it well into the skin so that no cream residue is seen on the face.
  • Apply a foundation matching your skin tone and blend it evenly with your skin. This will remove any dark circles, red blemishes and fine lines surrounding your eyes. Use a special under eye concealer for under eye bags. You have prepared a base for your eye make-up.
  • First, apply a light layer of eye-shadow primer matching your dress on the eye-lids and beneath the eyes. Make sure the eye shadow matches the colour of shimmer you intend to wear. Line your lower eyelids with an eye pencil of the same colour for a more dramatic look.
  • Apply eye liner near the eye lids. You can use a liquid or a pencil eye liner. It can also be applied on your lower eye lid. Leave it to dry.
  • Now dip the brush in the shimmer, blow off the extra shimmer and then, gently apply it on the eye-lids. Apply the shimmer towards outer direction. Another alternative is to wet the brush a little, dip it into the shimmer powder and apply on the eyes. This will make sure that the shadow sticks to your eyelids for a longer time.
  • Mix the shimmer properly with an applicator or brush. Remove the extra shimmer with a tissue.
  • Liquid or cream eye shimmers are easy to apply compared to powder eye shimmer. Distribute the product evenly on your upper eyelid. For a little extra glamour, add a touch of powder eye shimmer and finish off with a gorgeous shimmery mascara to give your eyes maxim definition.
  • Always use a light coloured shimmer to highlight the eyebrow region. It is applied below the eyebrows to enhance their look.
  • Shimmer of a darker colour is applied on rest of the eye lid.
  • You can apply shimmer on eye lashes too. Just dip the mascara brush in the shimmer and apply it on the lashes. It will give a sense of sparkle to your eyes.


Follow this guide religiously to create fabulous shimmery eyes for the next party. We are sure your hypnotizing glance will floor everyone.


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