How to Apply Eyeshadow Like a Pro in Minutes

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How to Apply Eyeshadow Like a Pro in Minutes

Learning how to apply eyeshadow like a pro will help you look good easily. Eyeshadow can do a lot. For instance, if your eyes are deep-set, you can actually take advantage of that feature by applying the appropriate eyeshadow and a little foundation. Moreover, there are different ways you can combine colors to create a stunning and dramatic eyeshadow that can be glossy, shiny, or silvery. The colors you choose will depend on your skin tone in order to bring out the natural beauty of your eyes. Whether you want to apply your eyeshadow with your fingers or a make-up brush, it still pays to know the following procedure so you can achieve your desired look.

  1. What you’ll need: primer base coat, eyeshadow brush, eyeshadow hues, highlighter, dark eyeliner, metal curler, quality mascara, and of course a wide mirror. Place all the materials over a table right in front of your mirror. Sit down comfortably facing the mirror. Make sure that neither the table nor the mirror is too high.

  2. Pick colors that suit you. Make-up experts say that you cannot just apply any shade of eyeshadow without taking into consideration the color of your eyes and your skin tone. If you love loud and bold but exciting hues, there are varieties like lime green, purple, or electric blue. To enhance the model-look in your eyes, you can use darker eyeliner. If your eye color is a little bit darker, colors like gray, purple, green, or blue would work best. But if your eye color is light, either bronze or brown hues are good choices. For puffy eyes, using matte eyeshadow is highly recommended. However, powder natural colors are still commonly used.

  3. Put on your primer first. Don’t worry because putting on a primer coat is the easiest part. You can use your finger to apply the primer

  4. Put on eyeshadow. Set your eyelids first by applying a see-through powder. Then proceed to your eyeshadow base, using a lighter hue like cream or pure white starting from the brow down to the lash area. Next, put on the next darker color from the lash area to the eye crease.

    To apply eyeshadow like a pro, it’s important to know what contouring is. You need either a flat or small brush to apply a darker shade to make a perfect crease lining. Moreover, you can also opt to use a highlighter on the corner of your eyes. It will give more emphasis and clearer definition to your eyes. Dark pink is a good choice. Just don’t overdo it.

  5. Blend colors. This aspect can be a little tricky and takes more patience to do it right. First, good eye makeup consists of at least two to three shades. If your target is to combine three shades, then they are your base primer coat, main eyeshadow color, and the shimmering or highlighting color. Second, when blending the three colors, move your brush in circular motions.

  6. Apply darker eyeliner to make your eye make-up pop.

  7. Add finishing touches. Use your metal curler for your lashes. Be careful not to pinch your eyelids. Then apply mascara, preferably a darker color.

What we have just talked about are the very basics of how to apply eyeshadow like a pro. On your first attempt, do not expect too much. But you can always do it over and over again until you get it perfect like a professional make-up stylist. With every day application, in time, it will just be as easy as putting on your face powder.

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