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How to apply eye shadow?

The following steps are followed in the application of eye shadow shades:

Step 1 - First decide if you want to use one, two or three different eye shadow colours at once. There is no problem in using 3-4 colours, provided, they are blended well.

Step 3 - Using a fine, blunt-ended brush, gently apply the base colour eye shadow to the entire lid from the inside to the outside corner and from the base of the lashes to the eyelid crease.

Step 3 - If the eyes need extra definition, a deeper shade is blended into the crease line. This gives depth to the eyes.

Step 4 - The brow bone is highlighted with a light shade eye shadow. This gives the eyes a wide, open look.

Step 5 - The eye shadow is applied to the most prominent area and blended up towards the brow and down to where the contour curves down, toward the eyelid creases.

Eye Shadow Applying Tips

Eye Shadow Applying Tip 1: Before using eye shadows on the lids, always test the colours on the back of the hand to see the intensity. Remember, pale tones emphasize, while deep sooty shades define.

Eye Shadow Applying Tip 2: Choose a primary colour (the colour you want to stand out the most) and use short strokes to cover your whole eyelid.

Eye Shadow Applying Tip 3: The colours should get progressively lighter as they are stacked above your eyes.

Eye Shadow Applying Tip 4: Apply just enough pressure to lay the colour down without caking it onto your lids. Be especially careful not get too close to the crease or your eyebrows.

Eye Shadow Applying Tip 5: Sparingly apply a lighter eye shadow colour above your primary colour and below your eyebrow. You should be able to cover the entire area in one sweep.

Eye Shadow Applying Tip 6: To give your eyes a 'smoky' look, choose a dark blue, grey or black eye shadow and brush it around the outer corners of your eyes and blend it into your primary eyeliner. Don't stray further than a quarter inch away from your eyes.

Different Forms of Eye Shadows

  • Pressed Powders
  • Loose Powder
  • Creams
  • Sticks
  • Liquids.

Out of the above forms of eye shadows, pressed powders are the easiest to apply and Creams are most difficult to apply.

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