When it comes to applying eyeliner and eye shadow, you should always apply one before the other. Learn whether you apply eye shadow or eyeliner first with help from an experienced fashion and makeup professional in this free video clip. - Sponsor Content from L'Oreal
Hi, I'm Stevi Christine, professional makeup artist. Today I'm going to teach you if you should apply eyeliner or eyeshadow first. So as a professional makeup artist I personally go back and forth. I use sometimes eyeliner first. I sometimes do eyeshadow first, but I would actually recommend you to start with an eyeliner. Why? Because eyeliner kind of gives you the direction as far as how intense or how little eyeshadow you're going to use. Today on Chelsea I'll be using L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Bright Eyeshadow in Showy. As you can see on Chelsea we've already prepped her eyeliner. It helps elongate the eye and it helps with placement of the eyeshadow as far as how much and how little you want to apply. We're going to use Showy, which is gorgeous blues, on her. What you want to do is, with a flat brush, pick the product up, tap any excess off and start on the lid of the eye. And as you can see, I'm literally placing this product. I'm not swiping, because if you swipe it goes really light. Really want the bluish teal to stand out. Then take the darker blue and follow the eyeliner that we already applied. So we finished both eyes now as you can see. Now what you want to do is take the dark blue. Place it underneath the lashes, bottom lash. Follow the eye shape. Bring it all the way. Stop right around here and take the lighter color. Pop it right in the inner corner and to finish this look, I like to add a couple coats of mascara. Even maybe a black eyeliner right inside the eye line. This eye is amazing if you're just wearing a basic classic black dress or white would be gorgeous. It's great for evening. So you can see to finish this look I wanted to add a little light gloss on her lip to give it a complete look. It's a very bold eye. It's, definitely it makes a statement. So you want to just keep everything clean on the skin and all the attention and focus is on the eye. It's a great evening look. And there you have it. That's what product you should apply first, eyeliner or eyeshadow. I'm Stevi Christine. Thanks for watchin'.