How To Apply Eye Shadow,How To Apply Eye Shadow

Ease your makeup routine with these simple eye shadow steps.

Applying eye makeup has never been simpler thanks to makeup artist Lina Hanson. All you need is three shades: a light, medium and a dark shades.

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Step 1:

Prep your eyes by applying a light concealer to your eyelids. This will neutralize the color of your lids if they tend to have redness or discoloration. This technique is also commonly used by makeup artists because it helps the eye shadow apply evenly.

Step 2:

Apply the lighter eye shadow first, using a soft eye shadow brush to sweep the color evenly on the lid and up to the brow bone. Soft shadow brushes help you apply the color evenly and effortlessly.

Step 3:

Next, take the medium shade and apply it to the crease with a slightly angled shadow brush. An angled shadow brush is ideal when applying color to your crease and corners because it easily molds to the shape of the eye. This will allow you to apply eye shadow evenly and with less fallout. Now, go back to the soft shadow brush and blend the medium shadow with the lighter shade. To avoid any sharp lines, keep blending until you achieve a soft gradient of color.

Step 4:

Use the dark eye shadow to line your eyes. With a flat definer brush, begin applying the dark shadow from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. A flat definer brush is a great precision lining tool that can create wide and thin lines. Stay as close to the upper lash as possible. Smudge the dark shadow lightly using a Q-tip or your fingertip.
Finish by lining the lower lash line using the same dark shadow and a thin eye shadow brush. Continue lining from the inner corner to the outer corner and then smudge. You don't want any sharp lines in the lower lash line and this simple technique will make your eyes smooth and gorgeous.

Step 5:

Make your eyes pop by applying a highlighter or a light shimmer shadow to the inside corner of the eye using a thin shadow brush. This trick will instantly begin to brighten up the eyes.

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