The Eyeshadow Quad That Helps Me Look Like I Know What I'm Doing

Posted 12/17/10 at 01:36PM by Audrey Fine

I don't know how I've gotten this far in my life without ever learning how to properly apply eyeshadow -- especially because (as you may have noticed by now) I'm something of a makeup lover. I guess it's just one of those things that never came naturally to me and that I never took the time to learn to do.

The thing is, I'd always get confused about where exactly the "crease" was and which shade would work best swept over my entire lid...and all that other stuff you always read about in magazines. Good thing there's CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Eyeshadow, $7. Not only do the color-coordinated palettes work to make your eyes stand out (even if they're dingy brown like mine) but they come with shades that complement each other and that are easy to identify as the "highlighter" or "crease" color.

The "Vibrant Browns" collection boasts a slate gray, a lighter gray, a coppery gold and a light gold that really do help add definition to my smallish eyes. (Or maybe that's because I'm finally applying it correctly. Who knows? Either way, I'll take it!)

Ooh, and here's one "secret" that I can share. If you're not too sure about which shades work best on you, consult this nifty color finder. It really helps shine some light on what's flattering. (And what's not.)
And the survey says...
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  • Posted by EricaF123 on 04/13/13 at 02:28pm

    Cool

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/20/11 at 02:23am

    It's definitely handy and a time saver to have all of your colors for a particular look in one compact. And knowing where to apply those colors is also helpful ;)

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 02/21/11 at 01:08pm

    I would love to just have one thing of eyeshadow, but I end up getting a lot so I can mix and match.

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  • Posted by Aranza on 01/11/11 at 02:04am

    I wonder if these are pigmented enough. I have not purchased drugstore eyeshadows due to the lack of pigmentation. the less pigmented, the harder it is to get a little color payoff.

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  • Posted by dawnrager on 01/09/11 at 10:06am

    Hmm... I may try the one for blue eyes! Thanks for the article!

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  • Posted by saifai on 01/07/11 at 02:43pm

    Those particular shades in the example picture up there is a set of colors I've used on my brown eyes for years (though the cream I used was more yellow toned). It always makes them pop, and I get the most compliments on them. I'm very, very excited to finally have someone put those colors in one palette. There lots of different combinations you can do with this set.

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