How To Apply Eyeshadow Using Shades

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You know how it goes: you’re sitting there, staring at your eyeshadow palette, trying to figure out where to start. Do you go with a light color on the inner corners of your eyes and then work your way outward? Or do you apply an all-over base layer of color first?

Applying eyeshadow is a lot easier than you might think! Here’s how to do it:

1. Prime Your Lids

Before you apply any eyeshadow, it’s important to prime your lids. This will make the colors pop and help them last longer throughout the day.

2. Pick Your Eyeshadow Palette

Next, pick an eyeshadow palette that has at least three different shades that work well together. You’ll want to pick colors that are complementary (meaning they complement each other) so that they look like one cohesive shade on your lid rather than three separate colors.

3. Add The Lightest Color To Your Entire Lid

Start by applying the lightest shade from your palette all over your lid with a fluffy brush like a blending brush or a fluffy angled brush. Make sure it’s not too dark for your skin tone!

4. Apply The Medium-Colored Shade To Your Crease And Outer Corner Of Your Eye

Next, apply the medium color from your palette into your crease and outer corner of your eye with a smaller brush like a detailer brush or small pencil brush. You can also use a pencil brush to fill in any gaps in coverage between your brow bone and crease if needed!