How To Apply Matte Eyeshadow And Blend It Like An Absolute Pro

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
How to apply matte eyeshadow and blend it like an absolute pro

If you’re a makeup noob, chances are you skip applying eyeshadow altogether. Reason being that you can’t get yourself to blend your eyeshadow out to perfection. While shimmery shadows are easier to blend given their creamy formula, matte shadows on the other hand are difficult to work with (especially if you’re a beginner).

But worry not, ladies, we’re going to help you ace the matte eyeshadow application in a few easy steps.


Step 01: Prime your lids

Step 05: Add finishing touches

Priming your lids provide the perfect canvas for your eyeshadow to glide on and make the pigments pop. After applying a pea-sized amount of eye cream (this will keep the area hydrated and prevent creasing), apply a tiny amount of primer all over your eyelid, up to your brow bone.


Step 02: Add a neutral colour

Step 05: Add finishing touches

After applying your primer, pick a nude colour from the eyeshadow palette and apply it evenly all over your lids. This will form the base of the look you’re planning to create and enhance the appearance of the eyeshadows to follow. Additionally, it will also help in covering up discolouration on the lid, if any.


Step 03: Start with defining your crease

Step 05: Add finishing touches

Defining the creases helps in adding more depth to your eyes. Therefore should be the first step of applying eyeshadows. Start with taking a slightly darker shade from the palette you’re using, and applying it all over your crease with a very light hand using a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Remember to start with very little colour and build it up according to the intensity you desire.


Step 04: It’s time to colour your lids

Step 05: Add finishing touches

After the crease, start with your lid. Take a lighter shade of your choice and blend it in using the same brush as you used for your crease. While blending the colour remember to work it up to the crease as well to erase harsh lines, if any.

Pro tip: While working with matte textures, it is important to be quick with application and blending to prevent the product from settling on to your skin. This will help you to blend everything a lot more easily.


Step 05: Add finishing touches

Step 05: Add finishing touches

This is an extremely important step to ensure that your eye makeup looks complete. Apply a bit of the same colour as on your lid to your lower lashline as well, using a stiff angled brush. Next, add two to three coats of a volumizing mascara to your lashes to open up your eyes and add a bit of drama.

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Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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