Eyeshadow doesn’t have to be a scary thing, well it doesn’t, if applied correctly. It can seriously make your eyes stand out amongst the herd in a social setting. (When it comes to eye makeup, we all want those bigger and brighter looking eyes that everyone just loves complimenting)
What You Need:
- An Eyeshadow Palette or singular eyeshadows
- Eye makeup brushes
- An Eyelid Primer
- Loose powder
To Prepare the eyelid for smooth application
start by applying the eyelid primer and then setting it with setting powder.
Applying eyeshadow seriously depends on the number of shades you are choosing to apply.
Because there are different techniques for a different number of shades.
Don’t worry because we’ve explained the possibilities below.
Duos mean that there are only two shades in this technique
1) Normally one shade is lighter (the shade that goes on the lid)
2) The other shade is for blending the crease which you can guess is darker.The darker shade can also be used for eye contouring such as making an outer V.
Trios mean that there are three shades involved in this technique. Keep calm, it might seem difficult, but it’s honestly not that hard.
In this technique, the three shades that are used:
1) the first is a primary shade that is used on the main eyelid
2) the second is a blending shade that is usually darker and is used to define the crease or the outer V
3) the third is a highlighter shade that is used for the brow bone or for highlighting the inner corners of your eyes, to add an illusion of having bigger eyes. (We bet you didn’t know that)
Quads mean that there are not two, not three, BUT FOUR shades involved!
(Refer to the Beauty Hooked Face Chart below for Quad Application Technique.)
1) the first shade is a light to medium shade which is used for the inner side of the eyelids.
2) the second shade is darker and is used for the outer side of the eyelid.
3) the third shade is a highlighter shade that is used to enhance the inner corner of the eyes and the brow bone area.
4) the fourth shade is a foil or a glitter shadow that is used in the middle of the lid, to give the eyelid a pop.
Eyeshadow Application Technique:
- Take the transitioning shade i.e to define the crease, and apply it in semicircular motions inside the crease of your eye, then blend it outwards if you have smaller eyes and blend it within the crease if have prominent eyes.
- Then apply the lighter shade to your eyelids using an eyeshadow shading brush and then blend it with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.
- Take the darker shade and make an outer v using a small eyeshadow brush, and then blend it at its desired place using a fluffy eyeshadow brush. MAKE SURE you remain within the area of the eye, never exceed the tip of your eyebrow, as that just looks horrible.
- Use the same transitioning shade to define your lower lashline
- Highlight the inner corners of your eye and your brow bone
- Apply a glitter or a shimmer in the middle of your eyelid.
- LASTLY, finish the eye look using eyeliner and mascara, and add faux lashes if you really want those Instagram inspired eyes.
Below is an eyeshadow application technique tutorial to help you retain all that information that we’ve taught you:
Beauty Hooked Approved Types of Eyeshadow
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