EYESHADOW TUTORIAL FOR BEGINNERS: ALL YOU SHOULD KNOW.
Applying eyeshadow can be so hard for most women especially if you are a beginner but with the right tools, techniques, products and knowledge, anyone (even a beginner) can properly apply eyeshadow.
Speaking of knowledge, you’re in the right place because I’m going to guide you and show you a step by step process in applying eyeshadow.
Even if you try and fail so many times don’t drop your shoulder and confidence because with the step by step eye makeup look I will be showing you, you will be just one step away from applying eyeshadow like a pro.
To begin with, I will be showing a sample of an eye and the parts of the eyes for eye makeup application, this is the first part of learning the techniques for applying eyeshadow as a beginner.
You need to understand and know the parts of your eyes before mastering the techniques of applying eyeshadow.
I’ll go over the terms (parts of the eyes) for eye makeup and list the types of brushes and products you can use to get started, with the parts of the eye below, you should be able to start applying eyeshadow like a pro.
Sounds great right? I know, let’s get into it.
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Eyeshadow tutorial: the terminology
When you want to start your eye makeup, it’s very important you know the terminologies (parts of the eyes in makeup) when you become familiar with the parts and names, it becomes very easy for you to learn and follow in a picture or video tutorial.
Parts of the eye for eyeshadow makeup
- Outer V/outer corner: the outer section of the eyes, close to the end of your eyebrows.
- Crease: use a finger and touch just a little above your eyelid, you get to feel a hollow in between your lid and eyebrows, that hollow area is where your crease starts and stops.
- Lid: your eyelid where you apply the main eyeshadow.
- Inner corner: inner section of the eyes close to the tear duct.
- Upper lash line: area on the upper lid where your eyelashes grow.
- Lower lash line: area under the eyes where lashes grow and also under the lashes.
- Brow bone: the area just below the end of the eyebrows.
- Waterline: inner rim just above the lower lash line.
- Tear duct: v shaped area close to the nose.
Essential Tools And Brushes For Eye Makeup
Now that you know the parts of the eye for eyeshadow application, the next thing on your plate is to be certain that you have the necessary tools and products to begin your eye makeup look.
Below are some of the tools and products you will be needing to get started:
- Translucent/setting powder: in cases where you didn’t use an eyeshadow primer before applying eyeshadow,
let’s say you apply foundation or concealer on your eyelids, you will need to apply translucent powder on the concealer or foundation before applying eyeshadow because without it, your concealer or foundation can make your eyeshadow break.
Below are some of the best translucent powder in the beauty market:
- Eyeshadow primer: this product is totally optional because you can always use concealer or foundation on your eyes but getting a primer is very good because it brings out the vibrant colors on your eyeshadow.
Below are some eyeshadow primer in the beauty market.
- Lash curler: you need this to curl your natural lashes to prepare it for the artificial eyelashes and also to curl your lashes after fixing the artificial lash.
Eyeshadow brushes: this tool is very important, a good brush = a good eye makeup, it’s important you invest in good eyeshadow brushes for eyeshadow application, blending and eyeliner application.
You will need a flat eyeshadow brush for applying shimmer eyeshadow, a fluffy brush for applying matte eyeshadow, a round fluffy brush for blending and a tiny long brush for eyeliner.
As a beginner, you may not want to splurge on brushes and makeup products but I advice you to get up to two of each type of brushes for different purposes.
- Eyeshadow palette: what’s eye makeup without an eyeshadow palette? Nothing sis, so get you a good eyeshadow palette that has shimmer and matte in it.
I always recommend this type of eyeshadow palette for beginners and for personal use because a palette of shimmer and matte eyeshadow will save you the space and stress of having different palettes for each type of eyeshadow.
So instead of having two eyeshadow palette, you only have one which can also serve the same purpose.
Shimmer eyeshadow are shiny and sort of creamy when you touch or look at it while matte eyeshadow looks more of a powder.
As a beginner, if you can’t afford one palette of each eyeshadow type, get a palette that has both type of eyeshadow in it.
- Liquid or pencil liquid eyeliner: okay, for this part, I always recommend pencil liquid eyeliner for beginners because it’s easier for a beginner to apply wing eyeliner or a straight eyeliner with a pencil liquid liner to avoid mistakes.
- Eye lashes: an eyelash is not necessary for you as a beginner, you can actually do without it but if you are looking to come all out with your eye makeup, a good pair of eyelashes will definitely be needed,
personally, I use an artificial eyelash when I don’t want my makeup to look simple, that’s if I want to look extra, but when I’m doing a minimal makeup, I do without the lashes so it’s all about choices.
Eyelash glue: you will need an eyelash glue if you decided to wear eyelash with your eye makeup.