How to Put on Eye Shadow

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Putting on eye shadow takes practice, since it involves blending shades and a basic understanding of your own facial structure. Master the basics of eye shadow technique with the help of a licensed aesthetician in this free video.

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Video Transcript

I'm Sarah, professional makeup artist and licensed aesthetician, and I'm going to show you how to put on eyeshadow. The first thing that you want to do is start with your lightest color that you're going to use, and you want to get it on a nice, round flat-tipped brush, and you want to go ahead and put it all over. This will act as a nice base for blending more colors on, and it will also act as a highlighter on the brow bone. So, after that, you want to move on to your second color which is going to be a little bit darker than this and you want to apply this with an angled brush and you want to start on the inside and get it all over the lid. Then, you want to come in with the darkest shade that you're going to use and I'm just going to use a nice matte brown applied with my angled brush and I'm just going to put it in the crease. That's what you want to do with your darkest color, just put it in the crease, nice and evenly. So, now I can come in with my blending brush and make this even and make it flow together, just by blending, making nice circular motions with this brush. It really evens everything out and makes it look nice. And that is how to put on eyeshadow. For more, you can check out


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