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sunflower82
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Hey Ladies!! I'm quite familar with how to highlight my inner corners and brow bone, but I need some clarification when it comes to what shades to use. Does matte white colours also give u that highlighting affect or do u always have to use a shimmer or glowy color?? Also, when applying a dark color to lid, should a white color go down first??
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brookie673
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To answer your first question, NO you do not always have to use a shimmery sparkly color. Matte colors can work also, but you have to make sure you use them right.

I personally believe that you should try not to have all shimmery colors or all matte colors on your eyes, but a mix. If you are using very sparkly shimmery shades on the lid and crease, you may want to try a matte color on the highlight. However, I would not recommend matte white as it can be very harsh. Instead, try a light golden shade or a shade that is a few shades lighter than your skintone. Apply it with a soft fluffy dome brush so it goes on very lightly and doesn't look too obvious.

If you are using matte shades or shades that have only a little shimmer, you can definitely work a sparkly highlight. I actually don't recommend white for this either (it just looks unnatural and harsh to me, when a highlight is supposed to be very natural and make you look brighter and more awake.) I would recommend any very light, shimmery shade, such as the Urban Decay shadow in Sin, a gorgeous light, shimmery champagne (pictured).

 

To answer the second question, I always do my highlight last, because if you do it first the darker colors may blend with it too much. I suppose that is also personal preferance though, try both ways and see what you prefer. Good luck :smileyhappy:

melissabt
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Hi Sunflower,

 

I think its always a good idea to use a shimmery white/pink in the inner corner of your eyes. A matte white might look too harsh. I like using a matte white on the eye lid or slightly under the eye brow. When you are using a dark color,  always apply the light color last because if you put it on first it may get dark shadow on it and change the color. I also put together some great products that are good highlighters for the eye.


Sephora Collection Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof

 

05 Beige

 05 Beige

01 White

01 White

 

Anastasia Brow Duality

 

Brow Duality

 

 

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thecaramelapple
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I actually like the look of a matte white in the inner corners, but it's not going to give you that romantic/ pretty look if thats what you are looking for. It's actually more of a contemporary look that you would see on runways. So, if you are feeling edgy go ahead and try the stark white on the inner corners. It's a fun way to play around with a dramatic eye. But for basic highlighting that most of us do, a matte white will be a bit too much especially for daylight. Depending on your skintone a shimmery white can be very pretty on the inner corners and actually look quite festive. I usually stick to shimmering champagnes and creams for the inner corner highlight. You can see celebrities such as the Kardashian sisters sporting this exaggerated shimmery inner corners. It is also a great trick to use if you have eyes that are close together, a smokey eye might close them in a bit and using this technique is a great way to open up your eye area. Let me send you a list of a few shadows I use in the inner corner for highlighting. My favorite one is Mac's Retrospeck. Gorg!

 

1. MAC Naked Pigment

2. Stila's Kitten Eyeshadow

3. NYC Sparkle Dust in Champagne ( Drugstore)

4. MAC's Retrospeck Eyeshadow

5. Lancome's Stiletto Eyeshadow ( It's a shimmery cool color that looks rock and roll in the inner corners)

6. Urban Decay's SideCar

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