Simple steps to wow-worthy shadow
Think of your eyelid as a canvas—and you’re the artist. Seize the opportunity, and don’t be afraid to get creative with your palette. For a more natural vibe, use colors closer to your skin tone. To go glam, work up to those bold colors. Finally, don’t forget to step back every once in a while to look at the big picture (aka your beautiful face).
Start light, work to darker shades Start with an eyeshadow that’s a little lighter than your skin tone. Holding a large eyeshadow brush far from the bristles, gently move in a circular motion. Repeat, transitioning to darker and darker shades until you’re feeling it. Dab & tap: Each time you dab your brush into the eyeshadow, tap it gently against the counter to ditch the excess.
Darken the outer edge of your eyelid crease Dark creases create a smoky statement. Using a small eyeshadow brush or smudge brush with precision, add a dark color to outer edge and crease of lid. The method? gently rock your hand back & forth in the crease area until you’re satisfied with the intensity.
Blend the transitions Don’t go crazy mixing all the colors together once you’ve got them set. The key to blending is easing the transition between colors (between the highlights and the dark crease, for instance). A smudge brush works to smudge eye shadow, softening any harsh lines, while a blending brush makes for a smoother transition between shades.