Want to create standout makeup looks without having to grab for your liquid eyeliner? The key is to use eye shadow rather than eyeliner when you want your eye makeup to really pop. Eyeshadow can be so much more than just the base layer in your makeup routine. Here are the tips on how to create bold eyeliner looks with eyeshadow!
Choose your color and finish.
The first step is to choose the right eyeshadow. A color that compliments your skin tone and eye color will make all the difference. Once you've chosen your shadow, it's time to decide on a finish. Do you want a matte look or a shimmery look? Matte shadows are great for creating bold lines, while shimmery shadows can add a touch of glamour. Use an eyeliner brush dipped in water for a soft smoky liner. Try blending an ivory shadow over black eyeliner to create a softer effect. Experiment with different colors and techniques until you find the one that works best for you!
Press the shadow into the lash line.
Use a small, flat brush to press the shadow into the lash line. Begin at the inner corner of the eye and work your way out. If you want a more intense look, wet the brush before dipping it into the shadow. For a softer look, use a dry brush. To create different effects, mix colors together for an ombré effect or blend colors for a gradient effect. A single color will always be easy to apply but there are many other creative options when using two or more colors.
Flick it out for more impact.
When it comes to eyeliner, we usually think of a classic cat eye look. But there's so much more you can do with this versatile makeup product! For a bolder, more dramatic look, try using eyeshadow as eyeliner. Simply wet an angled brush and dip it into your favorite shadow. Then, flick it out at the corners for a winged look. You can also use this technique to create a smoky eye effect. Just take a small amount of light-colored shadow and apply it just under the lash line to really make your peepers pop. We recommend using a matte shade, like taupe or beige. For even more drama, add in some false lashes and lots of mascara. Finish off with bronzer on your cheekbones to contour them before draping on some blush across the apples of your cheeks.
Choose your shadow.
When it comes to choosing the right eyeshadow for your eyeliner, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind. First, consider the color. Second, think about the finish. And third, factor in the intensity. For a bold look, you'll want to go with a dark eyeshadow with a matte finish. Something like a deep brown or charcoal grey. If you want something a little more dramatic, go for a black shadow. Black is great because it will be intense no matter what you use on top of it-be that glitter, cream liner, or even just some powdery white pigment.
Make sure that your eyeshadow is well-pigmented and doesn't have any sheen to it at all. That will ensure the most intense line.
Load your brush and apply.
It's time to load your brush with eyeshadow. First, choose a color that you want to use for your eyeliner. For a more natural look, go for a matte shade. If you want a more dramatic look, go for a shimmery or metallic shade. Second, apply the shadow to your brush. Third, apply the shadow to your eyelid, starting from the inner corner and working your way out. Fourth, use a small brush to create a winged effect. Fifth, blend the edge with an eyeshadow blender. Finally, set your liner by applying a few coats of mascara. You can also set it with an eye primer before applying foundation.
Choose your brush.
When it comes to creating a bold eyeliner look with eyeshadow, the type of brush you use is key. A small, stiff brush will help you create a precise line, while a fluffier brush will give you a softer, smokier look. Experiment with different brushes until you find one that gives you the results you want. Try using an angled brush for more dramatic cat-eye wings, or a flat shader brush for a soft winged liner effect.
Dampen your brush.
When you want to use your eyeshadow as eyeliner, the first step is to dampen your brush. This will help the shadow adhere to your skin and give you a more intense color. You can either use water or setting spray for this step. Then, dip your brush into the eyeshadow. Make sure to tap off any excess before moving on to the next step. If you have sensitive skin, try using an old makeup brush instead of dipping it in new product. Once your brush is coated with the eyeshadow, use it to line your upper lash line. The best way to do this is by starting at the inner corner of your eye and following along where your lashes grow naturally until you reach the outer corner. Be careful not to pull too hard when applying because that can cause liner fallout under your eye which we don't want!
Pick up eyeshadow.
First, you'll need eyeshadow. If you don't have any eyeshadow, now is the time to buy some! There are a lot of great eyeshadows out there, so find one that speaks to you. Once you have your eyeshadow, it's time to get creative. One way to do this is by putting on two different colors of eyeshadow and smudging them together. The color combination can be anything - purple and green, brown and blue - as long as they are complimentary colors (colors opposite each other on the color wheel). Next, apply eyeliner with either black or brown eyeshadow underneath your eye or over top your lashes.
Trace your lash lines.
To start, you'll want to trace your lash lines with a dark eyeshadow. You can use a pencil brush for this. Start from the inner corner of your eye and work your way out. Once you've got the hang of it, you can go back and make the line thicker or wing it out at the end for a cat eye look. Then, take a lighter shade of eyeshadow and blend it into the crease of your eyelid. The trick is to apply the darker color before the lighter one so that you get a bolder effect. The lighter color will help tone down the intensity of the liner but still give some definition to your eyes.