|Posted by hmazur07 on March 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM|
Eyeshadow application can be an intimidating process, and not one that everybody likes to attempt.
Fortunately, it is not as daunting as it seems!
Keeping some of these tips in your back pocket will be sure to help.
Prep your base
Just like when you are painting a wall, to achieve the best results, you will need to prep your base. To do this, apply an eyeshadow primer all over your entire lid and lightly blend it out with your finger. Using an eyeshadow primer will ensure that the product you place on top will not crease, and any veins or uneven color on your lids will be canceled out. When using a tacky rimer, make sure to set it with an eyeshadow close to your skin tone, or even a face powder. That way when you apply the eyeshadow it will blend evenly, rather than stick to the primer in patches.
Start with a small amount of product
A very common mistake that I see quite often is starting off with way to much product. When picking up eyeshadow on your brush, be sure to only pick up a small amount, and then tap off any excess that is just sitting on top. This will ensure any extra product will not fall onto the rest of
your makeup, and will eliminate the chances of creating a mess on your eyelid. Remember that you can always add more, but you cannot easily take it away.
In my experience when I rush doing my makeup, especialy eyeshadow, it just takes longer in the end and doesn't look as blended. If you use fast and jerky hand motions, the eyeshadow will come out looking patchy and messy; if you use a slow and fluid motion, you have more control
and can easily see what you are doing. Work on slowly blending, and you will notice how much smoother the result is.
Practice In basically every aspect of life, practicing a new (or even old) skill is beneficial. I don't think I have met anyone who mastered eyeshadow application within 24 hours, so be sure to take your time and just have fun with it. One thing that significantly helped me along the way is practicing
whatever makeup technique I was struggling with right before washing my face at night. If my attempt didn't look right, I didn't have to worry about it because it was soon to be washed away!
It took me a while to achieve well blended eyeshadow, but with these methods, hopefully it won't take you as long!
Practice makes perfect, so don't be afraid to experiment and have fun with it. Before you know it, applying eyeshadow will become second nature!
By Bethany Yackel
About Bethany: Bethany is a beauty blogger intern for Hanna Mazur Hair and Makeup Artist sharing her opinion on all things beauty.
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