Make up skills are not something you are born with. Which is why it is okay to be bad at applying eye makeup, but just like any learning curve out there. If you practice you will learn and with the correct techniques in hand you might just become a pro.

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If you’re confused about how to apply eyeshadow, then you’re at the right place. If you need help with understanding new techniques, they are here as well. Start by choosing the correct eyeshadow makeup palette for yourself and then start figuring out how to put together the various shades on your eyelids.

  • Start by putting primer on your eyelids. You can put plain primer or primer for eyeshadows. This important if you want your eyeshadow to stay on all day. Various brands have various primer potions. Applying primer is an important process in case you have greasy eyelids or if you have it when its peak summer. Using a good primer will make sure that your eyeshadow doesn’t budge a centimetre even when you’re running a marathon. You can use your finger to put on the primer but for some people q tips work well.
  • Put a neutral colour on top of your eyelids. Every eyeshadow palette out there comes with numerous shades. There are eyeshadow palettes in Singapore that have unique shades you can play around with if you’re feeling playful. For the eyelid you first want to choose a shade that’s completely neutral. Not too dark, not too light. Put this colour over the entire eyelid, right till the crease. To get a more dramatic look, dark is the name of the game or you can get Smokey eyes too. If you have light skin and light-coloured eyes, the dramatic effect won’t sit too well. Shimmer always looks good on skin but if your face is maturing then stay away from it as it can make the skin look more wrinkled than it is supposed to. Stick with light shades in the morning and a little bit of shimmer because the day light doesn’t show it.
  • It is important to have a light eyeshadow base because the neutral sweep that you get from it forms a foundation for how the rest of your look will come out. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for something basic, a neutral colour is important if you want your eyes to pop and get rid of any discolouration.
  • You need to get rid of the foam applicators that come with the palettes you can buy at the store. The best thing you can apply your eyeshadow with is a small to medium eyeshadow applicator/brush. A lot of people get by using their fingers, but it doesn’t work for everyone.
  • Always blend a darker colour to the crease of your eye. Start doing this from the inside of the eye to the line that’s growing thicker as you see it extending beyond the crease. The lids should match, and the most important step is to blend till you can’t anymore. If you have a 3-shade palette, use the darkest colour and when it’s 4, choose the third darkest. This always works wonders. This step is important if you’re looking for some eye definition.

For the best results, go for a MyGlamm eyeshadow palette from the Manish Malhotra collection, Pose collection and Lit collection and so many more. Head on to the website to look at the amazing collection.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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