An Easy Way to Apply Eye Shadow

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I’ve worked as a beauty consultant for a couple of companies in the past, and I’ve learned a few things about makeup application. Putting on your makeup can be as simple or as complex as you’d like it to be. And, despite what anyone tells you,  there really is no absolute right and wrong way to do it.

There are, however, some tips and techniques that can enhance your appearance depending on the shape of your face or eyes and your skin tone. I’d like to take you through the easiest eye shadow application technique I know. Not only is it easy, I think it really looks good on everyone.

With this technique, you’ll use three colors – a light, medium, and dark. Choose colors that compliment each other. You can do this in three easy steps.

Step One

Take your lightest color and apply it to the upper part of your eye lid, from the brow bone to the crease. You’ll want to use a large eye shadow brush or applicator because this step is not as precise as the others. Be sure your application is even and covers the entire area.

Step Two

Next comes your second color, the midtone. Use a smaller brush to apply this color in the crease of your eye lid, from the outer corner in, and blend well. This is probably opposite of what you’re used to doing. Applying from the outside in deposits the larger amount of color to the outer part of your eye.

Step Three

In the final step, you’ll apply the darkest color, your accent tone. Using the same small brush from the last step, apply your accent color to the lower part of your lid, along the lash line. Again, you’ll go from the outside in. Now blend. Be sure there are no harsh lines and that everything is well blended for the best look.

I like this technique because it’s simple, quick, and looks very polished. You can use it for everyday or dress it up for special occasions or a night on the town. Just play with different colors to change the look!

For a more in depth look at this application technique, take a look at the video I made on my personal blog, Everyday Baby Steps. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions about this process or would like to see any other makeup tips. I’d be happy to share what I know.


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