Remember when magazines and the M.A.C makeup counters were the only sources for eye shadow information? Well, thankfully, that is no longer the case. With the recent surge of social media makeup bloggers, the Internet is awash with tips and tricks about every imaginable eye shadow look.
Yes, the world wide web is filled with extreme smoky eye tutorials and eye shadow works of art. But for the makeup novice who just wants to learn how to apply a little color to their eyes, the most valuable information may simply be a breakdown of common eye shadow mistakes to avoid.
Although there are some great guides on common makeup mistakes to avoid, eye shadow faux pas deserves their own special focus. Eye makeup can really make your entire look come together, so it makes sense to review some ways to improve your eye shadow game. After all, you’re probably not trying to channel Mimi when you’re putting together a look for the office. (No shade here: Mimi rocked one of the most recognizable makeup looks in pop culture. But probably not one you want to emulate.)
So for those who don’t dream of Sephora (or maybe just want a little makeup refresher), here is a rundown of some common eye shadow mistakes to avoid – and easy ways to fix them.