A blend of eyeshadow.
Blending eyeshadow is an art.If done wrong, your eyes will look smudged and overly dark, but if you practice your technique and choose the right colors, the result will be a pop of color that draws attention to and highlights the natural beauty of your eye color.This article will show you how to blend two shades of eye shadow together or more shades together for a more dramatic look, as well as what colors complement your face and eyes.
Step 1: The crease in your eye is where you can find it.
Everyone has a crease in their eyelid, even if they don't have a pronounced one.Pull lightly on your lid to find it.
Step 2: The lid should be covered in your base color.
Pick a base color that works well for your eye color and skin tone.Following the crease you found in the previous step for your upper boundary, wipe the brush across the whole lid.It will look strange if you apply color above the crease.
Step 3: You can choose your second color.
It is best to have a color that is slightly darker than your base shade.The illusion of shadow and depth will be created by applying this color to the crease.Rub your brush on a towel or paper towel to keep the first color out of the second color.
Step 4: The second color should be applied.
Begin by running the brush along the crease at the outer corner of your eye.Don't bring the color all the way down to the inner corner of your eyelid, but apply it evenly along the crease.It should look a little strange at this point if there is a stark contrast between the two colors.
Step 5: Pick a new brush or clean one.
To remove makeup from the bristles of the brush, rub it against a clean cloth or paper towel.Paper towels don't need to be washed, but a towel works a little better because of its rough texture.
Step 6: The center of the lid should be blended.
Once more at the outer corner of the eyelid, use your brush to make small circles, moving inward until you reach the center of your eyelid.From the inner corner of the eye, repeat this process.If you want to mix the two colors gently, you should not drag your base color up into the crease color.
Step 7: The crease color can be blend.
If you want to blend the color horizontally, move your brush back and forth across the crease of your eye.The brush should be moved downward toward the base color in a back-and-forth motion.You should blend the crease color into your base color by gently drawing it down.
Step 8: Continue until you're satisfied.
When you can't see a difference between the two colors, blend the base color up with small, circular motions and the crease color down with sweeping back-and-forth motions.You will end up with overly dark, smudgy eyes if you over-blend.
Step 9: Look at your makeup.
You might end up looking a little clownish if you apply too much makeup.If you apply too much eye shadow, use a piece of Kleenex or a cotton swab.If you want to start over if you are unhappy, remove your makeup with makeup wipes, eye makeup remover and a cotton swab, and begin again with a clean canvas.
Step 10: Make sure that your brushes are clean.
This is the most important step in creating eye shadow.Clean brushes will give you a flawless blend of eye shadow.It's a good idea to mist your brush with a daily cleanser.It's a good idea to spray it onto the brush and let it dry.It's a good idea to give your brushes a deep cleaning once a week.Run the brushes under water.Place a bowl of water and a cleanser in it.If you want to separate the bristles from the water, you have to swirl the brush around.If there is makeup-colored water running off the brush, rinse it under running water.Rub the bristles dry with a cloth or towel.
Step 11: Pick your colors.
Four colors that are blended together will draw attention to your eyes.You need at least one dark shadow, a medium brown, and a highlight color that is close to your skin tone to get the look you want.You need a fifth color to serve as the base color for your lid.Choose products that blend smoothly rather than shimmery products.Adding more color to eyeshadow will make it look more dramatic.
Step 12: There is a dark brown eye shadow.
A diagonal line can be created using a thin, stiff dome brush that is good for buffing and Blending.It should be short.The shadow should not be more than a quarter of the way across the lid.As the color moves inward, it should be darker at the outside edges of your eyelid.If you want to create a C shape on the outside corner of your eyelid, you should sweep a little bit in the crease and at the lash-line.
Step 13: The eye shadow is medium brown.
The medium brown shadow should be put in a sideways, windshield-wiper motion just above the crease of your eyelid.You should be able to see the bone in your eyebrow.
Step 14: The highlight color should be applied and blended.
The highlight color is used to complement the heavier colors beneath it by providing a contrast.Don't put it on your face.Use the same brush to apply it to the eyebrow area.To blend it into the medium color below it, use small circular motions.You shouldn't be able to see a line between the two colors.
Step 15: Apply and blend the shadows.
You should use a smaller brush for this color because you need more precision.The dark brown shadow should be applied to the same area as the black shadow.You should be able to see the dark brown color around the edges of the black shadow because you are using a smaller brush.To blend the colors, switch back to the larger brush.If you need help with the disparity between the colors, apply more dark brown over the edges of the black.Keep buffing the outer corner of your eye until the two colors blend together in a natural way.
Step 16: The base color needs to be applied.
A flat brush is better for packing the powder onto your skin than a stiff dome brush, and you can use any color you want on the center of your eyelid.The brush has a flat side.To apply the powder, press the flat side onto the eyelid.The outer edges of your eyes should not be covered.
Step 17: One last time, blend the colors.
The darker corner of the eye should be buff with a dome brush to blend the base color.The eyelid seems to have sudden changes in color rather than gradual transitions.
Step 18: Match your eye shadow to the color of your eyes.
It is possible to draw out the beautiful tones in your eyes by choosing the right shadow color.Warm colors contrast against the cool color of your eyes.Heavy, saturated colors might overwhelm your natural coloring.Brown is a neutral color that works well with a variety of shades.You can use tan shades to draw out the color of your eyes, or use dark or bright shades for a striking contrast.Green eyes are highlighted by purples, pinks and rusty reds.
Step 19: You should match your shadow to your skin tone.
Your skin is the canvas for your eye shadow, so make sure you choose shades that work well with the color of your skin.White and ashy shades tend to go on invisible over dark skin.If the shade of your skin does not bring out the best in your shadow, it will look dull and lifeless on your eyes.Go for deep and vibrant shades.It's possible to make a bold statement with dark skin.If you have light skin, avoid grays and silvers as they can make your complexion look sallow.If you have deep, saturated colors, avoid them as well.Pick colors that go on light and highlight your eyes.
Step 20: Take the time of day into consideration.
If you wear dark, heavy colors, you might look like you have overdressed yourself.During the day, either keep your colors close to your natural skin tone or use very light applications of colors that draw out your eye color.If you are going to a big party or a club, go big!Dramatic shades draw attention to your face.
Step 21: Don't try to match your eye shadow with your outfit.
The makeup on your eyes should be used instead of your outfit.Matching your eye shadow to your outfit will draw attention away from your face.You want your eyes to shine through, not your outfit.
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