If you’re a makeup newbie, we totally understand why you’d want to skip applying eyeshadow on a daily basis. Eyeshadow application requires skills. Period. Apart from blending the colours seamlessly, you also need to make sure they complement your eyes and what not! *rolls eyes in frustration*
If this is a familiar horror story for you, then fret not, we’ve got your back! While there is no replacement for practice to perfect your eye makeup, there are certain tips and hacks that prove to be super handy if you want to level up eye makeup game. Read on for all the dope!
- Always prep your eyes
- Always start with eye makeup
- Keep your eye shape in mind
- Use the right tool
- Always extend the eyeshadow to your lower lash line too
Always prep your eyes
It is best if you learn about this tip while you’re still a beginner because it is THE most important tip to achieve perfect eye makeup. Dabbing a little bit of primer on your eyelid will not only make it last until forever but also ensure that the eyeshadow pops and applies to an even finish. But for girls with oily lids, apply a little foundation and go over it with a setting powder to prevent the colour from shifting or settling into the creases.
Always start with eye makeup
No matter what eyeshadow you use, there will always be a little fallout. Therefore, you need to tap off any excess product from the brush before you go ahead and apply it. But that’s not all; we highly recommend that you do your eye makeup first, before going ahead with your base makeup. This will ensure that in case there are is any fallout, you can easily cover it up with your foundation and concealer.
Keep your eye shape in mind
In order to elevate your eyeshadow game, it is really important to identify your eye shape and work around it. Knowing your eye shape will ensure that your eyeshadow enhances your eyes and makes them look bright and awake. This is an especially amazing tip for people with hooded eyes. Since you have lesser lid space, always apply and blend your eyeshadow in an outward direction. This will help open up your eyes and make you look more awake.
Use the right tool
We know, as a beginner, you are extremely sceptical of investing in a set of makeup brushes, but trust us, this is one investment you will not regret. Blending your eyeshadow using the right kind of brushes will really make your eyeshadow application look flawless and provide just the right amount of colour payoff.
Always extend the eyeshadow to your lower lash line too
Applying a tiny bit of eyeshadow to the outer corner of your lower lash line will tie your entire eye makeup together. This will also help to truly open up your eyes and give them a uniform look.