What Does It Mean to Set the Line With Eye Shadow?

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"Setting the line" has a very specific definition when it comes to makeup. Find out what "set the line" means with eye shadow with help from a professional makeup artist in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Kristen Packard, and today I'm going to explain to you what it means to set your line with eye shadow. So when you set the line with eye shadow it means that you apply either a pencil, a gel liner or a liquid liner first to the lid. So I'm just going to take a simple black eyeliner pencil and apply it to the lid. And you'll just want to get as close to the lash line as possible. Just a really thin line. Once you've applied the eyeliner onto the lid, you're going to go in with an angle brush and load your brush with an eyeshadow color and pack that color on top of the line that you've just applied on your lid. What that does is either it increases the vibrancy of the color that you've applied on top of the liner or it can soften the liner look. Just make your eyes look a little more subtle. So today I've taught you how to line your eye. We used a simple black pencil and then used a soft eye shadow to just smudge out the liner, make it a little more subtle. I'm Kristen Packard and thanks for watching today.


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