Before you can create any look for your eyes once again you will need the proper tools. Investing in good brushes is a necessity. For the delicate skin around your eyes and for blending colors and having it stay on all day good brushes are the key here. Blending with a Q-tip will smudge and streak. Blending with your finger will put oils on your lid and make the shadow wear off faster. And blending and applying makeup with the small sponge applicators will not allow you to place the shadow wear it should be. Good brushes will hold onto the shadows and allow you to work with color having more on the eye area and less falling off the brush under the eye area or on the cheek.
Sultry sexy eyes are it this fall…The colors this fall are muted and soft with a hint of smoke on the lids. The look is clean, seductive, youthful, and modern.
An easy trick is to first start with a shadow primer. This will protect the lid and keep the colors from darkening as the day goes on. This will also keep shadow looking fresher and lasting longer.
To get started use a soft pale pink, off white, or a tan color as a base color. Apply this over the entire eye area using a fluff brush. We recommend using 2 to 3 different brushes depending on your shadow color choices.
On the eye lid apply a deeper matte grey or a brown color. Sweep the color lightly over the lid. Do not over do it, you want just a wash of color.The trick to softness around the eye when creating a darker lid is to not apply the dark color to heavy.
Crease color is optional. If you opt for a crease color place it directly on the bone of the eye and make sure the color is not much deeper then the overall paler color. Just one shade darker should do. The goal here is to keep the softness of the eye while still creating definition between the lid and the brow.
TIPS: When dipping your brush in shadow, just sweep it across once and brush off excess onto a tissue. A good brush will hold onto enough color. Having another fluff brush for the darker shade is recommended. Something to remember a smaller short hair brush will deposit more color in an area. A larger fluff brush will spread the color and blend better.
Have fun playing! Any questions feel free to contact us.
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