So if you have been wondering where I had disappeared in these last few days from the blog, here’s why. I started swimming after a short hiatus and I don’t know, after coming from the pool, all I can do is sleep like a baby the whole day! Well, except when I’ve been talking to you all on the social media. And by the time my body feels rested and recovered, its time to go to the pool again 😛 I don’t know, this didn’t even happen when I first started swimming this season after a gap of 4-5 months. But these few gap days, I feel I’ve lost a lot of my stamina. Does it happen with you too? Anyway, I think I am finally recovering and you’ll hopefully see me more on the blog again.
And thankfully, I’m back in time for the next Tuesday Tips n Tricks post. Today I’ll be talking about a few tips n tricks you can use to make your eyeshadow application much easier and better. So if you are excited, keep reading!
Get as close to the mirror as you can. The closer you hold the mirror, the better you can see your mistakes. If you are a beginner, do not attempt eyeshadow application with a mirror further than 1/2 a meter.
Know where to hold your brush from. Hold the brush at the end for soft blending. Hold it a little above for smudging. And further above to get a precise application. The logic behind it: the further you hold the brush from, the more freely it can move and the softer the look it will give.
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While blending eyeshadows, let your brush touch the skin really lightly. Do not apply pressure when holding the brush onto the skin. To know if what you are applying is optimum pressure or not, use this tip. While the brush moves on your eyelid, your skin should never drag with it. If it drags with the brush, you need to lighten the pressure!
Arrange ample amount of lighting. Again, its the same principle. Adequate lighting allows you to locate your mistakes easily and inadequate light does not!
Always use Clean Brushes. Do not underestimate the importance of clean brushes. Yes brush cleaners are great, especially for lazy people such as myself, but do remember that mostly, they do not get the complete gunk out of your brush and sooner or later, it is bound to show on your makeup. Nothing can substitute a soap and water cleansed brush.
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Your crease is where your eyelid naturally folds inward when your eye is open. It can never be located precisely if you close your eye. Hence, while applying and blending a crease color, always try to keep your eyes open.
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The first place that your brush lands will have the most concentration of the eyeshadow. So if you are applying a lid color, put your brush first at centre and blend outwards. And if you are putting on your crease color, start from outer most corner, unless you want to concentrate the crease at the centre of your lid.
Plan your makeup look in such a way that you apply the lighter shades first and the darker ones later if you are short of makeup brushes. That way you can use the same brush for many shades. If you apply the other way around and use the darkest shade first, your brush gets dirty in the first step itself and now you’ll have to use another one for the next step.
For glitter eyeshadows, use these 2 tricks: heavily powder the under eye area with loose powder before you start with eye makeup so that when you are done, you can just sweep off the powder and the glitter, along with it. If still some of it is left, here is the next tip. Take a small piece of cellotape and use it to catch the random glitter particles.
To pop the eyeshadow shades on your lid- use an eye primer or use a dampened (not wet) brush with plain water or a fixing spray (like MAC Fix Plus). And if you have none, use a white/light colored eyeshadow crayon as a base.
Bonus Tip: Never attempt complicated looks when you are pressed for time. Blending takes time and you need a lot of patience to get a perfectly blended look!