Eyeshadow Tutorial for Beginners
Eyeshadow can be a bit intimidating, right?? There are so many color choices, so many techniques, so many tools! But beauty doesn’t have to be overwhelming and intimidating. When you focus on the basics, you can totally master it! So, let’s conquer eyeshadow together with this eyeshadow tutorial for beginners!
In order to get a great eyeshadow look, it really does matter what tools you have! But that doesn’t mean you have to have a lot of them! Just have a few in your collection that will work hard for you and that will give you the look you want. My absolute favorite eyeshadow brushes are the I Shadow Everything Brush and the Blend and Tap Brush. Both are so great and so easy to use.
Along with good tools, you will also need quality eyeshadow. Not the cheap dollar store eyeshadow that doesn’t have any pigment. I’m talking high quality color that will last forever and that will give your eyelids the pop they need! Maskcara eyeshadow is the best, in my opinion, because it is highly pigmented, a creamy powder, and it will last FOREVER! Plus, each tin is magnetic so you can mix and match your favorite eyeshadows in your custom compact to have exactly what you want in there. No more wasting expensive eyeshadow palettes that you only use a few colors from.
If you have a little bit of time or if you’re a simple gal or if you only have one eyeshadow shade you love or you just don’t like a lot of fuss, then the wash method will be your friend! With this method, you only need one eyeshadow color and an eyeshadow brush. That’s it.
Take your eyeshadow color and your brush and apply the color on most of your eyelid. Start at your lash line and go until your eyeball ends into its socket. Just wash that color over the lid to give it some nice color. And that’s it. Seriously. Simply swipe some color on and be done. This will give your eyelids some nice color without any fuss. Boom.
Windshield Wiper Method
If you have a little more time or if you want a little more dimension or if you have 2 colors you want to use, then grab a second darker eyeshadow color. After you do the wash method, take the larger end of your brush and apply the darker eyeshadow color right where your eyeball ends and your bone begins. Right in that socket. Simply take the brush and use a windshield wiping motion back and forth to add dimension.
The more your swipe, the more blended it will be. Keep doing it and adding color until you’ve achieved the look you want.
For this method, take a very little color (a light shimmer is always my fave), and apply right under your brow and on the inner corner of your eye. This will give you a brightening affect that you will love.
See?? Eyeshadow really isn’t that hard! When you have the right tools, eyeshadow, and techniques, it’s really easy to do!
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