As a lover of all things makeup and beauty, i enjoy learning and improving my makeup application skills and but the one thing that i always seemed to struggle with the most was eye shadow, but you know what they say: practice makes perfect (not that i’m perfect in applying eye shadow by any means, hah i wish). I have; however; been practicing and gotten so much better at it and that is why today i wanted to share with you my top 5 tips that are crucial to getting that flawless, blended eye makeup look!
- Prime your eyes
I know many people skip this step and i don’t understand how. This step is especially important if you are doing a dramatic eye look. Priming your eyes has many benefits such as making the eyeshadows look more vibrant, increasing the longevity of your eye makeup and if you have oily lids like me, girl don’t even think about skipping this step because all that hard work is going right down the drain (trust me, i’ve been there).
Good quality eye shadow brushes is crucial and a great investment. Now, there are millions of eye shadow brushes to choose from so and it can become quite overwhelming. For beginners, i would say you need at least three main eye shadow brushes which include a big blending brush (for transitional shades), tapered blending brush ( for the outer V) and a flat shader brush (lids).
- Transitional shades
No matter what eye shadow look you are going for, remember to apply a transitional shade first. A transition shade helps to merge colors together, and gives some depth to your eyeshadow.
- Go from lightest to darkest
This goes hand in hand with the previous tip meaning you don’t want to go straight in with a super dark color as this will make it harder to blend it. Start of with a lighter shade and then keep building it up to darker shades, this creates a gradient and is what will ultimately give your eyes that full blown out blended look. i’m not the best at blending eye shadows and i’ve noticed that the more shades i use, the more blended my eyeshadow looks.
When it comes to actually applying the eye shadows on your eyes, remember to use small circle and windshield wiper motion. Many people (including me) make the mistake of only using back and forth motion while applying the crease color which is a big no no. Another tip that has helped me tremendously is that the further back you hold the brush on the handle, the lighter the application of eye shadow and the closer you hold it to the metal part, the more darker the application will be so if you are going in with a dark eye shadow, hold the brush further back on the handle and lightly built up the color.
So, those are some tips that have really helped me up my eye shadow game. Honestly, the more you practice the better you will become in applying eye shadows so don’t give up!
What are some of your eyeshadow tips & tricks? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading! xx