Since we’re still in the middle on a pandemic, face masks have been made mandatory and the best way to show off your makeup skills is by being creative with your eyeshadow. It’s now about letting your eyes do all the talking by creating show-stopping looks with your palette and makeup brushes. But while most of us expect that smooth Ariana Grande-like eye look, we’re unfortunately left with creases and fallout which not only ruins our mood but the entire look as well.
Luckily, there are a few makeup techniques that will help create a smoother canvas for you to work with while preventing your makeup from slipping into the creases of your fine lines and looking like a total disaster. So, stop what you’re doing and grab a notebook and pen ‘coz we’re going to show you how to do your eye makeup like a professional and avoid any creases and smudges.
Steps To Nailing Your Eyeshadow Like A Pro
Your eyelids are not free from the natural body oils, which is one of the main reasons why your eyeshadow doesn’t stay put. When it comes to perfecting your eyeshadow game, it’s all about the prep. Scroll on down to know more.
Cleanse The Skin
This one is a no-brainer. Before applying any makeup products, you need to first cleanse your face with a mild cleanser in order to get rid of the oils, bacteria or any other particles that may have settled on your skin. Once you’re done cleansing, you can follow it with toner and if you have extremely oily skin, use blotting paper to remove the excess oil.
This should come as no surprise. Primer is important as it creates a smoother canvas and helps your makeup last longer. Using your finger, apply an eye primer on your lids and under the eyes –--this will allow your shadow to stay in place, make the colours pop and also prevent creasing. If you don’t have an eye primer, concealer is the next best thing. Once you’re done, don’t just jump to your shadows, first, apply a nude base.
If you think your fingers make the best makeup tools, well, we hate to break it to you but you’re wrong. In order to make your eyeshadow look like it was done by a pro, you need to use the right eyeshadow brushes. While applying eyeshadow to the crease opt for a dome-shaped eyeshadow brush to evenly distribute and blend the product on your eyelids.
When it comes to layering on the eyeshadow evenly on your eyelids use a stiff, flat brush. This will help press the powder down and get even coverage. This brush is great for creating smokey eyes. If you are using multiple eyeshadow hues, use a smudge brush to create a softer look by effectively blending in the different shades.
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Yes, you read that right. You can layer on the eyeshadow shade to help it stay on longer and make its true colour shine. When it comes to your eyeshadow, a thin veil of colour won’t do. Less is not more in such situations.
If your powder eyeshadows aren’t cutting it anymore, switch to creamy eyeshadows. These stay on longer and are less prone to creasing or clumping. There are also a few powder eyeshadows that can be dampened before applying it. These are easier to blend and stay put for longer hours without you having to worry about creases and smudges.