Do You Apply Eye Shadow or Eyeliner First?

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Applying your eyeliner and eye shadow in the right order helps your makeup to stay in place longer. Create lasting looks using the tips in this free video by a professional makeup artist.

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I'm Sarah, Professional Makeup Artist and Licensed Aesthetician, and I'm going to tell you the difference on putting eyeliner on first or eyeshadow. I like to put eyeshadow on first because when you go back over with the eyeliner, it stays on better, lasts longer and you still see it. We have applied eyeshadow for our model here. "Go ahead and close." And to go over it, you know, you just stay very close to the lash line. I'm using a soft coal pencil and you just go right over it; right over the eyeshadow. It looks great, it stays on longer and after you do that, you want, you want to come back over with a thin angled brush and that's just going to smudge it and kind of blend it with the eyeshadow. So that way, it doesn't look too hard or not right right. So, this will make it look good. So, if you were wondering what she do first, now you know that you apply eyeshadow first and eyeliner on to of it. For more, you can check me out at


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