If you are someone who has binge watched innumerable eye makeup tutorials, then you’ve definitely come across the term ‘transition shade’ in at least 80 percent of those videos. Even though it is an essential part of creating a bold eye makeup look, there is a lot of confusion surrounding it.
Questions like - what should this shade be, should it be matte or shimmery, where exactly do I apply it - are fairly common. If you too have similar questions, then you’re in luck ‘cause we have answered all these questions and more regarding eyeshadow transition shades, so that you can apply it correctly and ensure that your eye makeup looks totally on-point!
- How to choose the right transition shade?
- Where is the transition shade applied?
- Should I choose a matte or shimmery shade?
- How to apply a transition shade?
How to choose the right transition shade?
The answer to this actually depends. In most cases, the transition shade should match your skin tone as this is what creates a seamless finish between your eyes and the rest of your makeup. But if you are planning to create a bold eye makeup look, then the shade should complement the colours from the look. If you are unsure of what to choose, go in for a neutral shade from the Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Soft Nudes to achieve amazing results.
Where is the transition shade applied?
The transition shade is always applied to the crease area and the area below your brow bone, where two shadows generally meet. This helps to blend your eyeshadow colours from your lid into your brow bone without looking it too stark or unnatural.
Should I choose a matte or shimmery shade?
Typically, transition shades are matte, and are just a tad bit darker than your natural skin tone. This helps blend in the colours from your eye makeup easily into your skin tone and make all the shades from the eye makeup look pop. Applying a matte transition shade doesn’t reflect light, which gives your eyes more depth and definition.
How to apply a transition shade?
The best way to apply a transition shade is by using a soft fluffy brush. Take a little bit of eyeshadow onto the brush, dust of the excess, and apply it onto your crease and blend it upwards towards the brow bone. Apply it in a small circular motion in such a way that you cannot see any harsh lines and the transition shade is beautifully blended with your eyeshadow colours.
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