Blending is the key to every perfect seamless eyeshadow look. If blending is done incorrectly, your eyes will look smudged and your makeup will be a mess. But practicing the right blending technique for your eyeshape and choosing the right shade for your eye color will end up giving you this adoring look. The colors of your eyeshadow will pop and highlight the beauty of your eyes.
We can agree that blending seems to be the hardest part in eyeshadow application, getting them to tone right on you can be a struggle especially for the beginners. One of the important steps we beginners and professionals tend to ignore is keeping that makeup brushes clean. I would admit, I was guilty of this, yes! But then I realized the huge mistake and mess I created, wasting my time and resources. Getting multiples of your favorite brushes so that you can use new ones for each color isn’t necessary, get those brushes clean, they’re absolutely meant to be clean at all times.
Apparently you can’t wash your brushes at the middle of doing your face, you obviously don’t have all the time to wait for it to dry. Well best option, get a wipes or light hand towel. Stroke the brush back and forth when used.
Alright, having layed emphasis on keeping a clean brush, let’s get down to the steps to take on how to Blend.
Here we will be working on one layer of shade, with a darker shade at the outer corner of the eyes.
The crease: first step to take KS finding the crease of your eyes, your crease is where the eye socket of your skull dips in and meets your eyeball. To find it, half-close your eyes, then pull lightly up on your kid.
You may have a pronounced crease and the goal is enhancing what you already got or a subtle crease and the goal is creating a crease.
Depending on your eyeshape. We have the monolids, hooded and large lids.
Transition color: we move on to choosing a right transition color.
Some persons prefer applying the base color first on the lid before the transition, either ways are good, just use what’s best for you. I work on my crease first.
Transition shade gives you the opportunity to define your crease which supports your overall eyeshadow look, the transition shade stops your eyeshadows from appearing harsh and will create a blended effect.
Get a fluffy brush, dab on a neutral shade, deeper than your skin tone. Run the brush evenly along the crease, don’t bring the color all the way down to the inner corner of your eyelid, stop about a quarter of the way across your lid.
Swipe in circular motion until you’re satisfied with what you have.
Choose a second color: work with a color darker than the first shade. Beginning at the outer corner of your eye, apply evenly in the same area and shape. Buff until the two colors have blended together.
Prime and Choose a base color: choose a base color that works well with your skin tone or eye color.
Apply your primer first, so your shadow sticks for a longer period of time. Using a flat brush, dip into your eyeshadow and dab across your whole lid. Don’t apply above the crease please . Here, any kind of eyeshadow (matte, shimmer, gel, glitter) would work, unlike the crease were we’re limited to the matte alone
Creating a depth: here, we create a depth and illusion of shadow.
Get a dark color and apply at the outer corner of the crease. Apply more dark color over the edges, using a circular motionz gently buff the darker shade outside corner towards the base color to separate the distinct line separating them.
Note: don’t go inner so you don’t cover the base you applied earlier.
Blend: Blending is the key
Get a clean brush to Blend the lines of the crease.
Bheeee! Here we go! Apply your eyeliner and Lashes!!
- make sure you have the right brushes and they’re clean
- practice! practice!! keep practicing
- Shades to work on for different colors eyes. Brown eyes; Brown is a neutral color that works with different shades of eyeshadow. Stick with tan shades. Green eyes; use pinks or purples to highlight the beauty of your eye color. Blue or Gray eyes; use warm colors to contrast against the cool color of your eyes.
- Clean up mistakes