Achieve Beautiful Bold or Subtle Eye Looks with these Perfectly Curated 10 Matte Eyeshadow Shades The Collection of Hues are Ideal for Shading, Highlighting, and Defining the Eyes. The satin matte texture can be used as a liner, on the lid, and in the crease of the eye for an expertly contoured and blended effect. Suggested Use Apply dry all over the eyelid with your favorite e.l.f. brush for a subtle wash of color or apply wet for a vibrant effect. Choose a light color to apply all over the eyelid as a base or to highlight. Next, apply a medium shade over the eyelid or in the crease to contour. Then apply the darkest shade to define and line the eye for depth and a smoky look.