Sydney-based Australian professional makeup artist Stephanie Lange is a sight for sore eyes. In this particular video, she is teaching us the dos and the do not’s of eyeshadow.
Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and thought:” Ok, this eyeshadow makes me look like I haven’t slept in 3 days” or “Why does she look better than me?”
That’s usually because you are overdoing it with your makeup or just don’t do some of the steps correctly. Eyeshadow is certainly one of the trickiest parts of your makeup routine after contouring since it tries to achieve exactly the same. The eye shadow is the contouring of the eye.
Stephanie says: “Eye shadow can either make or break your makeup look!” And she is absolutely right.
1. Apply Base
Use concealer, eye shadow primer or foundation. Make sure you set your base with powder since the powder serves to dry your base and stop the eyeshadow creasing. It will also make blending the eyeshadow much easier. On the contrary, not using a base will enable the blending. The natural oils on your eyelid will break up your eyeshadow.
2. Use highlighter responsibly and strategically
Just as in face makeup, highlighting is used to highlight or to bring forth certain aspects of your eye and promote depth and definition. That means that you don’t go about highlighting every single feature on the part that you are trying to define. The inner corners of the eyes and the underneath of the arch of the brow are two of the best places to highlight.
3. Signature crease
When it comes to creating the crease or finally applying the eyeshadow on the eyelid, make sure to do it in a way that compliments the shape of your eyelid. Depending on the shape of your eyelid, the hood of it may or may not cover the actual crease. If it does, you will want to take the crease higher up to the point when you actually see it when you open your eye and look straight forward. Use a flat blending brush.
Proceed with blending the eyeshadow with a fluffy blending brush to avoid that straight-cut line between the eyelid and the lower part of your brow. Whether you have Asian, hooded, small or puffy eyes, blending will make sure that your eye shadow looks on point!
4. Rise and Shine
The color that you’ll use on your lower lash line must never be darker than the color you are using on your eyelid. This is to avoid your eyes looking droopy or tired.
You want to balance your top and bottom eyelids to make your eye look bigger. To do so, use a lighter shade for your bottom eye lid. This will also make your eyes seem rested, wide awake and avoid that old look that you might get with darker shades.
To add that last stroke of brilliance to the masterpiece that will be your eyes, go ahead and line out your waterlines. Using black eyeliner for your waterline will make your eyes stand out and hypnotize whoever meets your gaze!
Stephanie used her right eye to exemplify the don’ts and her left eye to show you what a well done eye looks like. See it for yourself in the video below!