Beginner’s Guide to Applying Eyeshadow

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Makeup is something amazing. It can transform a person into someone totally different and at the same time it can just enhance one’s natural beauty without covering their face. It is definitely useful if one knows how to apply makeup correctly. There are so many tips about it in general, but they are not that focused on applying eyeshadows correctly.

Personally, to me this is one of the hardest types of makeup to do. It either goes well or badly but I had no idea why. Then I decided to think about it thoroughly and I have come to some conclusions which I am going to list for you. Here is a short guide which will help you become better at applying eyeshadows.

#1 Use the right brushes

There is no way you will have a flawless eye makeup if you are only using eyeshadow applicator to do it if you are not some renowned makeup artist, of course. But if you struggle with applying eyeshadow, then it is best to use the right brushes for the purpose.

You need to have a precision eyeshadow brush in order to apply eyeshadows only on the part of your eyelids which you want. You also need to have blending brushes since they are the ones which can save the day if you mess up a little.

You can also add a blending tip brush to the ones you own so that you can blend eyeshadow with precision, especially on the outer and inner corners of your eyes. Once you have got your eyeshadow applying tools, you can move on to the other part of the eyeshadow application.

#2 Know your eyes

The next thing which is extremely important if you want to have good eyeshadow makeup is to know your eyes. You need to know their shape and what looks good on them, because there may be some makeup types which can work for some and not work for you.

If you have monolid eyes, for example, it would mean that you have no defined crease. In such cases you can use some darker color to make yourself a crease. Or if you have hooded eyes, which means that your lids and crease are not visible when your eyes are open, you can focus on applying eye makeup above the crease, on your brow bone some, and on the inner and outer corner of your eyes. Luckily, there are different kinds of makeup ideas for any eye shape.

#3 Choose products carefully

Applying makeup is supposed to require using different techniques and mixing of color, but another important part of it is the kind of makeup you are going to use. There are so many brands which you can get eyeshadows from.

However, the cheap and low-quality ones will not help you have a great type of makeup. Of course, this does not mean that you need to buy high-end makeup which is very expensive for some people.

You can buy some good quality eyeshadows at reasonable prices. You can ask for different opinions from people who have already used such products.

#4 Know the different types of shadows

Another thing you need to have in mind is the different types of shadows there are. You can get cream, loose, or pressed eyeshadows, but you need to know how to apply them. You can use cream colors when you are in a hurry and need only to apply single color as a coverage. You can also use this eyeshadow type as a base color.

Loose eyeshadows, powder eyeshadows, are quite pigmented, but unfortunately can be quite messy, that is why you should avoid them at first while you are still learning. Pressed eyeshadows are the most common type of such and if you are not very comfortable with applying eye makeup, it is best to stick to them at the beginning. They can blend easily without being too messy.

#5 Never skip primer

Any makeup artist knows that a person should always prime their face before applying makeup. And you should never forget to prime your eyes before applying eyeshadow. Priming will help even your eyelid color as well as keeping eyeshadow on your eyes as long as possible without creasing or smudging. And you will definitely find this useful if you are still learning to apply eyeshadows.

#6 When in doubt – blend, blend, blend

Sometimes applying eyeshadows can be very messy and the end result cannot be what you expect. In such cases you can always blend, blend, and blend. This way you can change the color into a more suitable and neutral way which will not make you feel uncomfortable of having eyeshadow. That is why blending brushes are your friends and you need to make sure you have plenty of such ones, with different sizes.

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