Eye makeup can be really tricky and time consuming. Where many girls feel that it is really difficult to master the eye art, some do it like a pro. So if you also feel the difficulty level rising, here we are to help you.
In this article we will provide you with everything you need to know about eyeshadows. From basics to high end, from shades to brushes and from natural everyday look to those gorgeous smoky eyes. So if you are a self- proclaimed beginner this article is just for you. Well if you have already mastered the art you can just sit back and relax and read this just to see whether we are right or not.
If you are one of those people who find applying eyeliner difficult, here we come with its sinister twin sister. First it is very important to understand your eye shape. Confused right?? Never thought your eyes could have different shapes. But yes, there are different eye shapes like- monoloid, hooded eyes, big eyes, etc. And every eye makeup looks different on every eyes.
Let’s get into detailed discussion of applying eyeshadow. Here are the following steps you need to keep in mind while applying eyeshadow.
Things You’ll Need
Before we move into the detailed description of the various steps let us first understand the usage of the brushes. The type of brushes you need:
A Flat Stiff Brush:
Find a flat brush with stiff bristles. This type of brush is helpful in packing the pigment onto your lids. You can use this brush to apply your eyeshadow on your eyelid and lower lash line.
A Pencil Brush:
This type of brush is important in smoking out your pigment. You can also use this brush if you are opting for a more natural and soft look. It also evens out any harsh line created from the brushes.
Stiff Dome Brush:
This type of brush is used to create transition. When you use more than one colour, this brush helps in creating that smooth transition removing the shade differences.
Fluffy Dome Brush:
This brush is used for blending. It blends in all the shades perfectly giving you that flawless eye look. It also dissolves any harsh line that occurs while transition.
Now let us see the step wise procedure of getting that perfect eye look.
Step By Step Tutorial For Applying Eyeshadow
Step 1: Prepping your eyes
It is very important to prep your eyes. The foundation should be neat and clean.
To do this first cleanse your eyes and follow up with a moisturizer.
Then use an eye primer or concealer to correct any uneven skin tone. This also helps in bringing out the true pigment of your eyeshadow.
Finish off by setting your makeup with a translucent powder. This gives you a clean finish and sets your makeup for long.
Step 2: Choosing the texture
You should a analyse your eye shape and accordingly choose what makeup to opt for.
Divide your eye into 3 sections the crease, the eyelids and the brow bone.
Use shimmery and shiny pigments on the eyelid and brow bone. This accentuates your features.
Choose a more matte pigments on your crease.
Step 3:- Choosing the shades
You should know which shade to choose and when to use.
Choose a neutral shade close to your skin tone to apply on the eyelid. This will also help layering easy.
Take a flat stiff brush and apply the shade onto your eyelids. This will make your eyes pop.
Take the stiff dome brush and pick a transition shade a little darker this time. Now apply this in a sweeping motion on your crease. This will give your eye look some depth.
Always start with a light colour to create the transition.
Use a fluffy dome brush to blend out everything well to avoid any harsh lines.
Take a pencil brush and choose another dark shade and apply it just on the outer corners of your eyes.
Take the flat stiff brush and apply it on the inner corners of your eyes. Blend everything well and your look is complete.
Finish off your eye look with some eyeliner and kohl and you are good to go.
Still confused?? If you still find it difficult and hard to understand. Don’t worry here we have some video tutorials for your better understanding.
Gold smoky Eyeshadow tutorial
In this tutorial we will show you how to achieve a gold smoky eye. But you can create any eye look following these steps.
Apply a tape at the end of your eyes. This will give you an edgy finish.
Prep your eyes with a concealer or eyeshadow primer. Apply it with a flat brush.
Set your concealer with a translucent powder using the same brush. This will help you with layering your pigments easily.
Pick a light brown shade from your Focallure eyeshadow palette( you can use any palette of your choice).
Take a fluffy dome brush and start by defining your crease. Darken the intensity slowly to make your eyes pop.
Pick a dark brown shade with the stiff dome brush and layer it on top of your previous pigment. This will give you a gradient look.
Apply the shade in a sweeping motion and this time apply it a little bit onto the outer corner of your eyes.
Take the darkest brown pigment and place it on top of your previous shades. Make sure to blend everything properly.
Take a shimmery neutral shade with a pencil brush and highlight your brow bone.
Mix the reddish brown and muddy brown shade together and with the help of a stiff dome brush and place the pigment on your outer corner. Darken the intensity as much as you would like.
Blend everything out with the help of a blending brush.
Now take the golden yellow shimmery eyeshadow and apply it with the help of a flat brush. You can also use your fingers.
Blend it well to remove any harsh line.
Now apply a thick winged eyeliner and apply a kohl on your lower waterline and remove the tape.
Take the same peachy shimmery eyeshadow to highlight your inner corners as well.
Take the reddish brown pigment and with the help of a pencil brush smudge it on your lower lash line.
Curl your lashes coat with some mascara and apply some falsies. Your eye look it complete.
See, it was that easy! Let’s go through another video to make it more easier for you.
Copper Smoky Eyeshadow tutorial
Prep your eyes with a eyeshadow primer or concealer. Set it with a setting powder. Use a flat brush.
Apply a tape at the end of your eyes.
Take the focallure eyeshadow palette and pick the salmon shade as a transition colour. You can use any palette as per your choice.
Tap the excess product and start applying it on your crease with the help of a fluffy dome brush.
Take a small eyeshadow brush and pick the moonlight shade to highlight your brow bone.
Pick the copper rose shade with the help of a pencil brush and apply it on your crease for transition.
Pick the carbon shade with the help of a flat brush and apply in on your outer corners. Gradually build up the colour.
Blend it well to make the transition smooth.
Take the salmon eyeshadow and apply it on your eyelids with the help of a flat brush or your fingers. Blend it well.
Apply a winged eyeliner and remove the tape.
Take the moonlight shade again and highlight the inner corners of your eyes.
Take the copper rose shade and apply it on your lower lash line. Smudge it well to give a smoky effect.
Practice makes it perfect. So here is one more video to help you do it like a pro!
Pink Smoky Eye Tutorial
Prep your eyes with a eye primer or a concealer. Set it with a setting powder. Use a flat brush.
Take the Maybelline eyeshadow palette( you can use any palette of your choice), pick the first shade of the second row(the lightest shade) and with the help of a blending brush apply it on your crease.
Take the dark brown shade and apply it on your crease with the help of a tapered brush. This will give a transition effect.
Now take the 2nd colour of the 2nd row a d with the help of a pencil brush apply it on the inner corners of your eyes. This will give a highlight effect.
Take the golden pink eyeshadow and apply it on your crease. Take the dark brown shade and apply it on tour outer corners with the help of a flat brush.
Blend everything well to remove any harsh line.
Take the dark brown eyeshadow and smudge it along your lower lash line to give the smoky effect.
Take a small fan brush and pock a lighter shade to highlight your brow bone.
Apply some glitter pigment on the crease just halfway through.
Create a wing liner, curl your lashes, coat it with mascara and apply falsies.
Your eye makeup is complete.
Now that you have seen all the tips and tricks, practice it at home to do it like a pro. Eyeshadows really can up your makeup game so it is very important to do it precisely. Keeping doing these and stay beautiful.