How to Apply an Eye Shadow to Fit Perfectly
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There is no right or wrong way to do makeup as long as the final result is the look you want. Expert or a beginner, there's something in here for you.
A great technique for beginners, but also an option for a casual daytime look. Whether you prefer a creamy or powder shadow apply it close to your lash line using the applicator, a brush or even your finger tip if you are really in hurry. Then, use your finger to blend it up and out. Simply, the less you apply and the more you blend, the lighter the color will be.
Gradient of Two Shades
If you want to upgrade your makeup routine, add another shade to your eye makeup. In case you are not sure which two colors to pair, try one matte and another shimmery shade that will brighten up the eye. To make this effect first, apply your matte color using blending brush into the crease of your eye, focusing on the outer corners. Then, by using your finger tip apply the shimmery shade in the inner corners of your eyes. Finally, blend it with a brush to create the gradient effect.
A Halo Eye
First blend a matte shadow into your crease and to the outer corners of your eyes, that will keep the color concentrated at the corners. Than apply a shimmery shade in the middle of your eyelids to create the "halo" effect. Finally, use your finger tip to blend the shade over the middle of your eyelids.
"Layering products is key for creating a dimensional (not flat) eye makeup look. Your makeup might look like it's all the same shade at first glance, but as you move around, different textures and colors will shine through."
To achieve a multi-dimensional eye look, start by applying a creamy stick eye shadow on the upper eyelids. Next, blend away and up from your eye lashes by using brush. Then, layer another cream shadow in a similar shade over the top. Again blend away from the eyelashes with the brush. Layer a powder shadow, in a similar shade, over the center of your eye and blend it. Finish with a soft brown shadow, which will trace around the eye for a smoky effect.
A Smoky Eye
Smoky is not necessarily gray and black. You can smoke out basically any color. For the beginning, start by blending the transition shade. It is basically a neutral, matte color that helps to tie the dark and light shades all in when blended into the crease of your eye and up toward the brow bone. Then, apply a darker, shimmery shade into the outer, along your lower lash line as well. Blend the colors until you are satisfied with the result of a smoky eye. For the finishing touch press a highlight in your inner corners with your finger.