Apply Eyeshadow Like A Professional Make-up Artist

By Joburg Post

Applying make-up is easy but doing it the right way is where the trick begins. Here are some easy step by step on how to apply the perfect eyeshadow look. 

1. Start with great makeup brushes.

Having the right brush is always a great start that way you can reach the correct areas of your eyelid with out colouring outside of the lines. Investing in a few good cosmetic brushes for helps for even,  precise, and hygienic makeup application. Luckily, you can get great ones without dropping much money. Synthetic brushes are almost always preferable to their natural-fiber counterparts, and they are more affordable, easier to clean, and allergy-friendly. 

2. Apply a base eyeshadow to the lid.

Using your eyeshadow brush, sweep your favorite base shade on your eyelid. If you have brown eyes, shimmer might be the way to go.

Depending on the look you’re going for, you can bring this base color all the way up to your brow bone in preparation for a more dramatic smoky eye, or you can stop at the crease of your eye for a basic, everyday look.

In the latter case, here’s a foolproof trick: place the color into the crease of your eye when your eyes are open, and work down toward the lash line. That way, you’ll never overshoot your crease or end up with messy lines.

3. Concentrate darker shadow in the eye crease.

Dark colors attract light, so placing a darker tone of shadow in the crease of the eye makes your eyes pop by adding depth and dimension in the exact right spot.

That means you will have to play with different, higher placements for crease shadow, because if you simply apply along the eye socket, the color will disappear when you open your eyes. Instead, start with your eyes open and use your brush to mark where you want that dark color to start in order to be visible. Then, close your eyes and blend across, smoothing out any hard lines and focusing pigment on the outermost corner of the eye in a "V" shape.

4. Rim your lash lines in a super-dark color.

Eyeliner that's applied correctly can make your lashes look thicker and eyes look wider. If you're not a huge fan of eyeliner, you can get a similarly impactful look (that’s easier to wash off!) with a super-dark eyeshadow. 

5. Highlight with a pretty shimmery shadow.
Make your brows pop and add lift by adding a shimmery pale eyeshadow or pencil directly under the brow.


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