To get a perfect look, you need to do eyeshadow. It will enhance your eyes and make you look best. No makeup is complete without eyeshadow. Applying eyeshadow can be tricky but you can follow these step to do eyeshadow and perfectly achieve those mesmerizing eyes.
Steps to do Eyeshadow:
1.) Choose your Eyeshadow
Choose the right texture to eyeshadow. There are hundreds of options which will give you much flexibility in choosing the best eyeshadow for you. Shadows come in every color and can be found in compact powder, loose powder and cream forms.
- The most highly pigmented eyeshadow is loose powder, but these are also the most difficult to control due to their well loose form. You can apply cream shadow easily, but they crease faster than powder eyeshadow.
- You don’t need to have dozens of colors to be an eyeshadow artist. You can have at least three shades of eyeshadow in the same color palette. Different looks require a light, medium and dark eyeshadow.
- If you don’t want to look overdone with your eyeshadow, then choose only three shades that are neutral such as gray and brown. Or choose that color that appeals to you and your style.
2.) Select the Right Brushes to do Eyeshadow
You can also apply your eyeshadow using your fingertips, but they will be too big and coated in natural oil which will make difficult to apply eyeshadow. So buy a good makeup brush for the easiest and attractive eyeshadow application. Don’t use sponge brushes for your eyeshadow because they don’t apply the pigment well.
- Use a stiff flat brush to apply eyeshadow because this brush is best for picking up lots of pigment and good for distributing it over your entire eyelid.
- A stiff and soft dome brush is used to do eyeshadow to your crease. This brush is a must for getting a smooth and gradation of color from your lash line up to your browbone.
- Buy soft pencil brush to apply eyeshadow close to your lashline because this brush are thin and small enough to work on both lower and upper lash line. It is good to reach on the difficult area like the inner corner of your eyes.
3.) Know How to do Eyeshadow
This is one of the most important aspects of applying your eyeshadow is using the perfect brush stroke and speed. Using the wrong brush stroke or rushing through will create a messy and unattractive eyeshadow application.
- When you will first apply the pigment to your eyelid, pat the eyeshadow rather than brushing it to your eyelid. This will allow eyeshadow to stick to your eyelid better and give a solid rather than patchy appearance.
- Use short, slow brush strokes going in the same direction to blend colors instead of sweeping your eyeshadow back and forth across your eye in a fast motion. Don’t move your brush quickly while applying eyeshadow.
- You should never apply your eyeshadow all the way up to your eyebrows unless you are using a highlighter color. This will over-dramatize your eyes and make them look overdone.
4.) Apply the Face Makeup
Your eye makeup should be your last step in your makeup application process. So apply your regular makeup first. Apply your concealer, foundation, bronzer or blush and browline before applying eyeshadow.
- Apply a shadow primer to help eyeshadow to last for a day. If you will not apply this, the natural oil of your skin will seep through the eyeshadow and cause it together along with your crease several hours into wearing it.
- Don’t apply mascara before applying your eyeshadow.
5.) Apply Fanned Eyeshadow
This is typically a creamy nude eyeshadow which is normally called a highlighter shade. You need to use your stiff flat brush to put this inner corners of your eyes. Step it up and down to gather just little bit on the upper and lower lash line. Apply a very light sweep of it as well as just below your eyebrows.
- Now you need to take your color which is one step darker than your lightest color. Use your flat brush to apply this over the entirety of your eyelid. Don’t go too much above your crease or outwards from the corner of your eye to do eyeshadow.
- Use your dome brush to apply your darkest shade over your eyelid. Start from the outside corner of your eye. Sweep the brush in a half-moon motion up and around to the center of your crease. Keep the darkest shadow along the lash line, and fade it out as you move up. Draw the shadow up towards the end of your eyebrow a bit for an angled fan.
6.) Blend your Eyeshadows to do Eyeshadow
Clean your dome brush with soap and water or antibacterial brush cleaner, and dry it on a clean towel. Now use your clean brush to blend the edges of your shadow, so that they fade nicely into your skin tone. Use soft, sweeping brush strokes to blend the shadows.
7.) Do Eyeshadow in Rounded Style
Use your stiff flat brush to coat a middle color eyeshadow to your eyelid and focus on the center. This look requires only your middle and dark shade to do eyeshadow. If you like to add highlighter so you can add. You need to use your dome brush to apply your dark shade of eyeshadow to the outer and inner of your eyelid. That means your eyelid will have an application of dark middle dark across the eyelid. Avoid getting the dark shadow too far inside the corners of your eyelid, because this will create the illusion of sleepy purple circles under your eyes.
8.) Blend the Shadows to do Eyeshadow
Clean your dome brush with disinfectant brush soap and water, and dry it completely with a clean cloth. Use this brush in a soft motion to blend the two colors together on your eyelid. Don’t bring the darkest color too close to the center of your eyelid, as this will muddy the highlighted section you have created. Don’t forget to blend the outer edges of your eyeshadow as well, so there is no harsh color blocking lines or sections on your eyelid.
9.) Do Eyeshadow in Banana Style
You need to use a stiff flat brush to pat on your medium color entirety over your eyelid. You can add a tiny smudge off your highlighter shade to the inner corner of your eyes if you want. Or just below your brow to brighten up your face a bit.
- You need to use your pencil brush and your darkest color to darken your crease. Gently sweep the dark color back and forth across your entire crease to darken it and to make your eyes appear more deep set. You can choose to create a regular banana with the shadow only on the crease. Keep the shadow in a relatively thin line across your eyelid.
- Clean your pencil brush well with soap and water or antibacterial brush cleaner and dry it with a clean towel. Use this brush to slightly blur the outer edges if you want your crease to stay pretty dark. Don’t blend the color too much.
10) Smokey Eye with Eyeshadow
You need to use a flat brush and your lightest color to brush on the inside corner of your eyes and directly under your eyebrows. This method will highlight the areas of your face responsible for making your eyes look larger and brighter.
- Use your stiff flat brush to apply your middle color on your entire eyelid. You need to start from the base of your lash line and go slightly above the crease. You need to avoid brushing it up to meet your highlighter.
- Use your domed brush first to apply your darkest color on your upper lash line. Smoothly sweep the color across your entire eyelid, but only on the bottom. Then, you will use your pencil brush to apply a darker, line of color along your lash line.
- Use your pencil brush to add your darkest eye shadow color along your bottom lash line. Start from the outside corner and then go toward the inside corner, gradually make it lighter as you get closer to your inner tear duct.
- Use your dome brush to blend your shadows together. You want to create a smooth mixture of color, so take a few minutes to softly fade your darkest shadow up into the middle hue. Avoid contacting the dark shadow line near your lash line too much, if you don’t want to make that part look too faded from blending.