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As a CBA (certified beauty addict), I have to admit my favorite makeup is eye makeup. It’s no secret that I love eyeshadow and sincerely enjoy the process of blending colors, mixing and matching, and creating artwork on my eye. I’ve been asked to share my techniques so today I’m going to share with you the tricks and tips I’ve learned from being a makeup lover and makeup artist of many years.
For this post, which I’ve titled How To Apply Eyeshadow Like A Pro Makeup Artist, I chose a colorful reverse smoky eye technique. First, take a look at at this video I created just for this very occasion.
First, choose your brushes wisely.
There are three I use in every single eyeshadow application, which are the Bdellium Tools 773 brush to lay color on my lid, the Coastal Scents Pro Fluff Brush to apply shadow to the outer corner and to blend, and the MAC 213 brush which I use to apply color to my brow bone and inner corner. I have multiples of these brushes, and use a clean blending brush throughout the application process to blend out the edges of the colors.
Second, when I’m placing color on my lids, I pat the eyeshadow down with the flat brush. In my eyeshadow reviews I’m always talking about blendable eyeshadows, and that’s part of the process as well. It’s important to use eyeshadows that are highly pigmented that lay on the lid nicely while you’re patting it down on your skin.
When I apply eyeshadow on my outer crease and when I’m blending my eyeshadows, I always take my brush and apply the shadow in small circles. I don’t like using a windshield wiper technique because things can get messy! With small circles and swirling motions its so much easier to get a controlled blend. I often tell people to watch Bob Ross paint, because he uses similar techniques!
Finally, take your time! As you’ll notice in the video I layer my colors and always take a step back to blend edges. Blend, layer, pat and swirl. Repeat as needed!
Let me know how you like the video and please give it a thumbs up! I’ll be sharing details of the products I used for this video in an upcoming post.