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3 rules of eyeshadow blending

3 rules of eyeshadow blending

It takes real skill to blend eyeshadow. If you don’t do it right, your eyes will look smudged and too dark, but if you practice and choose the right colors, you’ll get a pop of color that draws attention to and shows off the beauty of your natural eye color. This article will show you 3 rules of eyeshadow blending or more shades of eye shadow for a more dramatic look and choose colors that will look good with your eyes and face.

Prime Your Lid

Before you put on eyeshadow that you want to last all day, you should always use a primer. Urban Decay’s Primer Potion ($24) is our favorite primer, but many are on the market. We also like MAC’s Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base ($25). Why it’s essential to do this step: If you have oily lids or are getting ready for summer makeup, the primer will keep the eyeshadow in place. Even if it’s very humid, you won’t be able to move your shadow after a day of sightseeing.

Tools: You can use your finger to put on primer, but a Q-tip is a great, cheap tool that works just as well. If you like to put on your makeup with a brush, all you have to do is use a makeup brush to get an even look.

Cover your lids with a neutral color

Eyeshadow palettes have a variety of colors. Choose a neutral color for your lid—neither the darkest nor the lightest. Apply this color to the crease of your eyelid. You can go darker for a more dramatic look, but if your skin and eyes are light, you might look better with a lighter shade because the dark look can be harsh. You should also think twice about shimmer if you have older skin because it can show fine lines. Why it’s essential to do this step: You’ll build the rest of your look on top of the neutral sweep of shadow. A neutral color will make your eyes stand out and hide any spots on your lids, even if you want a simple look for the week or the weekend.

Tools: Get rid of some drugstore palettes’ free foam applicators. A medium eyeshadow brush is the best to use to put on eye shadow. You can get one at any drugstore, department store, or Sephora.

Use a darker color to fill in the crease.

Blend a darker color into your crease as the next step. Start with a thin line on the inside of the eye and make it thicker as you move toward the outside of the crease. Make sure the lids fit, and then mix, mix, mix.

If you have a choice of three colors, pick the darkest one. If you choose four colors, pick the third darkest one. If you’re not using a palette, use a color from the same family as your neutral color. Why it’s essential to do this step: This step gives your eyes more depth and drama.

Tools: Use a brush made for the crease and apply it to the crease.