No makeup is complete without eyeshadow. The look is expressive, the eyes – larger and smaller quirks like hooded eyes can be concealed. Although it looks pretty easy, many women make some mistakes. We’ll tell you which are the most common ones and how you can avoid them. In addition, we give you some useful tips how you can quickly blend the eyeshadow and which brush you will need. Here are the most important eyeshadow Dos and Donts!
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Eyeshadow Dos and Donts – how to apply eyeshadow?
DO: Start with the eyes. If you start with the eyes first, it will be easier to clean up any eyeshadow fallout after that.
DON’T: Apply eye makeup after you have applied makeup on the rest of the face.
Eyeshadow Dos and Donts – Using primer
DO: Prime the eyelids.
First prepare the eyelids: tea bags help with swollen eyes. Pour hot water on the teabag, cool the bag in the fridge and then leave on the eye for 10 minutes. Apply cream, massage lightly. Wait half an hour.
Always prime with concealer to achieve a smooth surface. Set with powder and tapered flat brush, so that the eyeshadow can be easily blinded later.
DON’T: Skip eye primer.
Eyeshadow Dos and Donts – choosing the right brushes
DO: Use the right brushes.Use a tapered brush for the crease. Blend the eyeshadow with a clean small fluffy brush.
Apply shimmer eyeshadow with a packing brush or use your finger for more intensity. Use a pencil brush for more precision.
DON’T: Use the wrong brushes.
Eyeshadow Dos and Donts – how to avoid mistakes?
DO: Apply eyeshadow gradually.
Apply a small amount of eyeshadow and make sure that you have used the whole product on the brush before adding more.
DON’T: Apply too much eyeshadow, because it will be harder to blend.
Blending eyeshadow shades
DO: Choose the right transition shade for your skin tone and the look you are aiming for. The transition shade is one or two shades darker than the skin tone. It gives dimension to the eye and helps the eyeshadow, applied on the lids, to transition to the skin tone. Build up from lightest to darkest.
DON’T: Use the wrong transition shade.
Emphasize the brow arch
DO: Highlight the brow bone. Apply a small amount of shimmery eyeshadow to highlight the brow bone so that it is blended smoothly into the crease.
DON’T: Highlight the brow bone too intensely.