Thursday, June 3, 2010

Back to Basics: Eye Shadow Application

Hello My Beautiful Girls!

I decided to start a new section entitled "Back to Basics" in which I will teach you the techniques of the trade! I think one of the most important is eye shadow application. I've used some crazy colors so that it's easier for you to see where you are supposed to put the color and what shapes you should create for the best looking eye. You're going to need at least three shades: one light, one medium, and one dark.

Step one: Take the medium shade of your desired color and apply it from the lashes, into the crease, and up to the brow bone.
Step Two: Using a color a couple of shades darker than the one you just applied to your lid, make a "C-shape" starting about a quarter of the way out from the corner of the eye. Extend it to the outer corner--this will be the apex of the shape-- then bring it back in to the middle of the eye just above the lashes.

Step Three: Take the lightest color and apply it just under the brow, starting beginning of the arch and ending at the corner.
Step Four (optional): Take another light color such as a white or cream and apply it from the inner corner to the center of the eye for some extra highlighting.

Make sure you blend after the application of each color and then once again at the end and that's all there is to it!

Have a lovely day!

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