So I'm a real novice when it comes to eyeshadow, and I'm kind of intimidated by all the different varieties and brushes.
From watching tutorials and reading stuff online I've just about gathered that you should start with a primer, apply base, a darker colour to the crease of your eye, then use a highlight towards the browbone.
I was wondering if anyone could recommend any palettes which incorporate all these in an all-in-one kind of thing? Or just tell me where to start building up the essentials...
and the urban decay potion primer is the best primer I have ever used, and many many people agree
also invest into a good eye shadow brush, I have one from Benefit called the fluff brush, you can use it to apply and blend aswell, no need to buy 2 different brushes. Watch a few more tutorials online then try it yourself, you get better with experience, have fun
sephora is very good quality yes!
wish we had it over here
the naked palette is good but as you're novice i'd get something a little cheaper first until you're more experienced so won't be wasting expensive eyeshadow when you're only getting used to it
try MUA's heaven and earth palette or sleeks au naturale palette
bare minerals is amazing and the only makeup that is 100% natural minerals - it's great for the skin. there eyeshadows are v good, there original eyelid primer is great. primer gives u an extra bit of hold. the 'soul' eyeshadow is a really fantastic highlighter as are the shadows tho would depend on what look/eyecolour on which to choose from
I love the Rimmel Quad eyeshadows. They come in colours that compliment each other really well and they last for ages during the day Also, if you want to highlight your eyes in a subtle way, you could try the Rimmel eye definer. It's basically a soft pencil, with a smudge thing on the other end which you can use for blending. It's also really quick and easy to apply
If you decide the look you want and find what colours you need, get some from MAC. They are very highly pigmented so show up well. Expensive but worth the money. Many of the tutorials on Youtube are using MAC products and will tell you the exact names etc.
Or you could go into the store and ask, but if your like me you'll be too embarassed too