1. Figure out which eye shape you have, so you can learn more about different shading techniques that work best for you.
2. Learn the lingo so you know which part of your eye is what.
3. Learn what all of your brushes are meant to do.
4. Choose the eyeshadow formula that works best for what you want.
Cream eyeshadows work best as a base color for powder eye shadow, or for solid, single-color coverage.
Loose eyeshadows are often where you find the most color pigment, but can be messy and tricky to work with.
Pressed eyeshadows are the most common type of shadow, because they blend easily without being too messy.