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How to apply eye shadow? - Eye Makeup

Use 3 colors of eye shadow. You can use more but it is not going to make any big improvement.

Dark: This is applied only to the eyelids from the lashline to the crease in the eyelid.

Medium: This is applied from just below the eyelid crease to the browbone. You can, and some techniques do, shade the entire lid with this medium shade first.

Highlight: This is the lightest of the three and is applied to the browbone and extends a little past the outer end of the eyebrow. This usually gives a pearly finish.

3 Steps for eye shadow application

Step-1. Apply the medium shadow first. Refer to medium described above. Note: When applying any makeup, make sure all edges are feathered so the colors just fade away gradually. You do not want any distinct lines showing where a color starts or stops. Blend, Blend, Blend...This is real important! We also recommend using brushes for all the powdery makeup applications. Those little foam things that come with most make up just don't seem to give the feel and control that a good brush does.

Step-2. Apply the dark shade to the eye lid area. It is best to start in the middle of the eye lid and work out towards the outside, cover the entire lid. Blend the crease area in well. If you have a thin eye shadow brush you might want to try darkening the crease area with a little more dark shadow, just along the crease though......gives a different type of effect.

Step-3. Apply first coat of highlighter to brow bone. There are many other techniques of applying eyeshadow. You may want to research other techniques, as some techniques are better suited for certain facial characteristics.

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How to apply makeup? - Step by step guide
Step 1 - Wash face with warm water using a facial cleanser mixed with a little facial scrub. Rinse and pat dry.
Step 2 - Applying Foundation
Step 3 - Applying Concealer
Step 4 - Applying Eye Shadow - You are here
Step 5 - Applying Eyeliner
Step 6 - Applying Mascara
Step 7 - Applying Blush
Step 8 - Applying Powder
Step 9 - Applying Lipstick
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