How to Apply Eyeshadow Like a Pro

Every eye makeup tutorial will tell you which eyeshades to use and the colors you need to carry out a certain look. However, not all of them will instruct you on how to the master skills, and techniques, to achieve these looks, such as how to apply eyeshadow. Since no eye makeup will be perfect unless you know everything there is about applying it, then, this is the guide you should read.

What You Need

In order to apply correctly your eye shadow, you will require:

  • A collection of eyeshadow brushes or an airbrush
  • A palette of eyeshades that suit your eye color and skin tone
  • An eye primer
  • A color corrector

The Procedure

If you want to learn how to apply eyeshadow like a pro, then you need to learn how to work with both conventional cosmetics, as well as, airbrush makeup.

Applying Conventional Eyeshades

  1. Prepare your eyes by applying a small amount of an eye primer and a few drops of foundation on your eye area.
  2. Brush a neutral color like beige onto your lids to create a perfect base for your eyeshadow.
  3. Start applying the eye shadow that best suits you, (blue-eyed women may check our eye makeup for blue eyes guide), from your lashline towards your crease. If you are creating a look that requires multiple eyeshades, such as smokey eyes, start by applying the lightest shade all over your eyelid. After that, use the second lightest shade on the lower area of your eyelid. Finally, dab the outer half of your eyelid with the darkest shade of the three.
  4. Clean up excess product and then apply eyeliner and mascara.

Spraying Airbrush Eyeshades

  1. Pour a few drops of the eye shadow you want to use into your airbrush. If you own a Dinair Airbrush Makeup kit, you can easily combine a few shades for a new, vibrant eyeshadow color.
  2. With your airbrush at a 2-inch distance, start spraying the product onto your lids, no primer or foundation is needed.

Tips on How to Apply Eyeshadow

As you can see, applying eyeshadow is easy. However, because you came here to learn how to apply eyeshadow like a pro, here are some tips you should remember.

  • Always have a game plan. Have your tools and makeup set before you start so that you save time.
  • If you have dark circles, you will need to use a color corrector to make your skin look flawless.
  • Always start with a little product and then build. This tip is mainly applicable to airbrush eyeshadow, but you can implement it while using conventional cosmetics.
  • While airbrushing, keep moving your hands in circles to avoid patches of concentrated color.
  • Because you can easily airbrush your lower lids by mistake, it is best that you protect it with an eye shield, such as the one offered by Dinair.

Now that you have learned how to apply eyeshadow through this makeup tutorial, it is time for you to practice what you have learned. So, have fun perfecting your eye shadow application technique.


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