Getting your eyeshadow to look beautifully diffused and blended can be tricky…
…especially if you’re new to using eyeshadow or feel like you don’t have the right tools for the job.
In this video, I’ll show you how you can get flawlessly blended eyeshadow in SIX easy tips and using just ONE brush!
If you want your eyeshadow to look both subtle and natural…
…my tip for you is to find a neutral/nude colour that is around 2 shades darker than your skin tone.
If you like your eyeshadow to pop, these tips will work equally as well with any eyeshadow colour (as long as it shows up on your natural skin tone!).
My go-to neutral eyeshadow is the shade ‘Cedar’ in this Daniel Sandler Eye Trio set. It subtly emphasises my eyes without looking too much!
Let me introduce my best friend when it comes to eyeshadow – the fluffy eyeshadow brush!
Its soft and fluffy bristles make it really easy for gradually building up the colour around your eye socket…
…AND it works wonders for blending eyeshadow to create a beautiful smoky and diffused look.
My favourite fluffy brush to use is this one by Daniel Sandler. It makes eyeshadow application EFFORTLESS (and pretty much foolproof!).
Cleaning your brushes before AND during blending is an essential step for flawless-looking eyeshadow.
This is because if there is leftover eyeshadow on your brush, you might be accidentally applying more colour rather than blending what’s already there!
After you’ve applied your eyeshadow (and cleaned your brush!), it’s time to blend!
With your fluffy brush, blend your eyeshadow in the socket of your eye using soft, circular motions.
This will soften and diffuse the colour, creating a seamless transition between dark to light – kind of like an ombré effect!
To give the illusion of wider and more defined eyes, why not add a subtle hue of colour to your lower lash line?
Simply pinch your fluffy brush into a flat shape and apply a thin line of the same eyeshadow shade along your lower lash line.
VOILA, instantly more defined eyes!
If you suffer from tired eyes, this final step is going to give them an instant lift and brighten!
Apply a thin line of either a clarifying pencil or a light concealer to your upper brow bone and blend by dabbing with your finger.
This gives instant highlight to your brow bone, making it look like you’re wearing multiple shades of eyeshadow (when really, you’re only wearing one!).
Using the brightening pencil on your lower waterline (just like an eyeliner!) to give the appearance of more awake and brightened eyes!
This will finish off your eyeshadow look beautifully!
Isn’t it great how a fluffy brush can be used in so many ways to achieve beautifully blended eyeshadow?!
I hope you have fun trying out these blending tips yourself…
…and thank you for being a part of the Beauty and the Boutique family!
Makeup Artist | Stylist | Founder of Beautyandtheboutique.com