Applying eyeshadow while doing makeup is easy but learning the basics and techniques for applying eyeshadow is where the hard work comes in. You have to think of the colors of eyeshadow that will match your skin tone, colors that will match with your outfit or colors of eyeshadow that will make your eyes become bigger or smaller. Whew! That’s a tough one right? Yes I know and don’t worry I’m here to guide you with this tutorial.
I know that it’s difficult to have an idea of colors to use or how to blend in your eyeshadow that is why I have made this tutorial especially for you, this is a step by step tutorial that if you follow carefully, you will be on your way to applying eyeshadow like a professional. So let’s get started.
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How to apply eyeshadow tutorial (yellow eyeshadow)
Start with a good makeup/eyeshadow brush
The truth is gone are the days when you use fingers to apply eyeshadow, trust me you don’t want to be looking like my grandma after your makeup, invest in makeup brushes for your makeup, luckily, there brands that sell a set of makeup brushes and you don’t have to break the bank to get one, you can get one for as low as $10, so why not add that to your to-do list.
Pro tip: synthetic brushes are better and preferable to natural-fiber brushes, synthetic brushes are easier to clean as well as allergy-friendly.
Apply eyeshadow primer to eyelids
Get ready we about to begin eyeshadow application. First, use a blending brush or damp beauty blender to apply eyeshadow base/primer on your eyelids, this is to make sure that your eyeshadow stays on the eyelids and it also ensures that the eyeshadow pigment is visible, you can equally use a concealer or foundation as an alternative to primer. Blend the primer on your crease alone if you’re creating an everyday makeup look but for a more dramatic look, blend the primer up towards the eyebrows. Make sure your primer or concealer is well blended before proceeding to eyeshadow.
Apply dark shade of eyeshadow on cut crease
Applying a darker shade in the cut crease makes your eyes pop and add dimension in the right place. For this, you can go in with brown or a dark peach color on the outer v blending it towards the inner corner of your eyes. If you have a hooded eyes, it means your upper lids covers most of your bottom lids which will in turn cover your eye makeup so applying eyeshadow from the crease won’t help because when you open your eyes, the eyeshadow disappears so for a more simpler method, start applying eyeshadow with your eyes open to give you a hint of where to start and stop applying the eyeshadow.
Cut crease and apply eyeshadow
Next, use a light concealer or eyeshadow base to cut crease stopping just close to the outer v area, next use a red eyeshadow to blend the harsh line of the crease. Apply yellow shimmer eyeshadow imitating the line you drew to get a sharp crease but if you want a less dramatic eyeshadow blend out the lines on the crease.
Apply eyeliner, mascara and false lashes
Next, use mascara on your natural eyelashes, applying mascara makes it easier to apply false lashes so always do this before going in with false lashes. After that, apply liquid eyeliner very close to your lash line, for beginners, use a pencil liquid liner, it makes the application easier, an alternative to eyeliner is black eyeshadow, use the eyeshadow to smoke out your eyelids close to your lash line. After that, apply false lashes.
Apply eyeliner on your waterline, don’t use the liquid liner because the bristles may cause irritation, so for this, use a black under eyeliner.
Highlight brow bone
Finish your eye makeup by applying bronzer or light colored shimmer eyeshadow under the brow bone, you can add the same color to your tear duct for a more popping eyeshadow look.