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|Posted on April 13, 2016 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
How To Apply Basic Eye Shadow
by Arianne Plehandzic from www.french-blossom.com
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Eye shadow can be so fun to experiment with, however knowing the basic application is a must!
A proper eyeshadow brush is worth the investment...it will help the shadow glide on easily and ensure a finer finish.
The right tools:
1. A tiny eye shadow brush- allows you to go right up to the eyelash line for fine precision work
2. A medium eye shadow brush- will pick up a lot of colour and wash it over the lid in a couple of moves.
3. A big diffuser brush- will let you really blend. Great for applying your base colour.
4. A smudging brush- is great for creating the smokey eye look.
5. A foundation brush/sponge- to help prime your eye and apply your highlighter.
HOW TO APPLY:
1. Prime your eyelid. Eye shadow will last longer if it's not applied directly on bare skin. Sweep foundation or concealer over the top the entire eye area with a foundation sponge or foundation brush.
2. Choose a light, medium and dark shade eye shadow
3. Dust on the lightest shade across your whole eye lid and socket with your diffuser brush or large shadow brush.
4. Now take the medium shade and apply this to the eye socket and outer corner. Blend well with your blending brush.
5. Take the darkest shade and apply with your tiny eye shadow brush to the lid and around the bottom close to the lashes.
6. Using a foundation sponge or foundation brush, add a dot of highlighting cream and apply just above the crease in the eyelid and go right up to the brow bone for highlighting. Blend well.
7. Finish up by defining the eyes with eye liner, curling the lashes, applying mascara and shaping your eyebrows.
*Do not apply under eye concealer until you have completed your eye make-up. That way you can 'clean up' the mess that fell under the eye.
*Try to stick with powder shadows, the cream shadows tend to leave creases.
*Concentrate light shimmering shades around the inner corners of the eye and darker shades on the outer corners to open up the eyes and make nose appear smaller.
*If you want a hint of colour, go for a blue or green eye liner pencil.
Looks to try:
Smoky eyes- use a soft black eyeliner pencil to the upper and lower lash lines. Smudge gently with a smudge tool. Then apply a dark grey or
dark brown to the eye lids.
Shimmery eyes- use a brown eye pencil on the upper and lower lash lines. Smudge gently with a smudge tool. Then apply a cream shadow over the entire eye area. Blend outwards. Next take a shimmer ivory powder and swept over the cream shadow using a large eye shadow brush.
|Posted on April 3, 2016 at 3:25 PM||comments (1)|