Putting on your favorite eyeshadow may seem easy. It is just like brushing off some eye makeup on your lids to have some colors on them. However, the proper application of eyeshadow is totally a different thing. One must learn how to correctly apply these color palettes on your lids or else it will ruin the whole look. We want to achieve an eye-popping look through different colors of eyeshadow and contours but we may end up achieving a scary bold look instead of being gorgeously bold. There is a thin line between the two so one must have caution in applying eyeshadow. According to Ree Drummonds, her favorite eyeshadow shades are the ones that are dark and shimmery. Having a balance might be difficult to attain, so we got the scoop from a famous wedding make-up artist Kristyn Rudnet on how to get a posh look that will stay all day and is fast yet affordable.
Remember that there are various ways on applying eyeshadows. It sometimes depends on the look you are trying to achieve and the tools you are using. This article though will just serve as a guide for you. However, you can enjoy your freedom as you play and go on experimenting. So these simple steps will teach you how to feel confident while shining brightly with that gorgeous eye makeup on. Whether you go on a date with your dramatic look or just be casual going to school pick-up, you will surely learn the trick of applying eye makeup quickly but correctly with this easy step guide.
Let's start with this step-by-step guide on applying eyeshadow by getting the right kind of tools you will need. First, it is essential to get yourself some good-quality brushes to make sure you will successfully be doing the right thing on this. Kristyn mentioned above said that she always recommends to her clients to have a fluffy shadow brush with them to be used on blending everything at the end of the process of applying eye makeup. With the right kind and best brush on your working hand, you can always achieve the kind of look you want to have. The next essential things you will be needing are the primer, palettes, and your final presentation. So, are you ready to apply all these materials for an ultimate make-over? Then, let's get started and be ready to get out of your shadows.
Step 1: Begin with your primer
Have you ever experienced that your eyeshadow is gone halfway through the day or it stays already in your creases? It may be because of the oil in your eyelids. But if you apply primer, this can be avoided. Applying primer first, be it liquid or powder serves as a base for your makeup as it absorbs the oil in your eyelids. it helps improve your skin texture and to help your eye makeup smoother and stays longer. Kristyn added that she finds that her eye makeup stays all day when she uses primer.
Step 2: Invest in brushes to use
Correctly applying eyeshadow can be achieved through the right kind of brush at hand. Depending on your budget, always choose the best one. You need not buy the most expensive ones to have the best brushes. There are a lot of products out there that are affordable yet powerful brushes. Just make sure you know what kind of brush to use for a certain purpose you want to attain. For example, look for the best soft fluffy brush if you like to have a soft look or you should yourself a bristled or tight brush if you want to achieve a super opaque eyeshadow.
Step 3: Choose your palette
If you are into achieving a basic look, the usual palette that has 4 colors is all you need which can be enough especially if you are just starting. But further, if you want to play around with colors, many nice products have tons of color palettes that you can use to play and experiment. However, be sure that these palettes have the four primary tones that you must have - a dark color, a highlighter, and the two colors which have distinct tones which you can use to blend together in your eyelid. Take note that if you are fair-skinned, some colors may appear raspy on your eyes so better pick those lighter hues like the nude ones. For those with dark skin, a more pigmented color will suit them as it will help the makeup pop.
Step 4: Work from light to dark
To achieve bigger eyes, apply a highlighter that is a light dusting at your brow bone. This is especially applicable for those who have Chinita eyes which have always been a challenge to put eye makeup on. Next, brush off your lid with the two middle colors you have in your palette. Use the lighter color near your eyelashes while the darker one should be applied to the folding or crease of your eye or just right above the eyeball. Kristyn commented that your eyelid looks large if you apply lighter colors while applying dark colors will create deepness in your eye folding. Then apply the medium shade in your crease and above it blending it all to achieve a softer look. Just always remember to blend, blend and blend until your eyeshadow fades softly outwards.
Step 5: Take off the excess
It is always recommended to start on the eye makeup first before doing your face makeup. This will ensure that the skin prep products applied on the face will be given enough time to be fully absorbed by the face. Also, eye makeup must be done first so that if any eyeshadow fallout unavoidably, you may just wipe it around the area. By this, you need not redo the foundation and concealer you applied to your face. After eyeshadow, you will have your final look for your eye makeup by applying eyeliner and mascara, then start cleaning the area surrounding your eyes. You are now ready to proceed with your face makeup.