Eye shadow is the coloured cosmetic which is applied to the eyelids or to the area around the eyes in order to make them prominent or highlight them. This helps the wearer’s eyes look more prominent and attractive.
Several women make mistakes whenever they are applying eye shadows. Not only do they make mistakes while applying eye shadow; in fact, they tend to make several mistakes while they are blending different colours in order to make one common colour which they want to apply.
That is why everyone should learn how to blend eye shadows like a pro. With several colours to choose from, the perfect blend is hard to make up. However, if you know what colour to arrive to, a few experiments will be enough to make you understand the dynamics of blending.
There are certain items which you require in order to fully blend eye shadows like a pro.
Items Required to Blend Eye Shadows
First of all you will need four eye shadows. In order to properly blend, it is always advised to keep at least four shades: black, dark brown, nude and medium brown. The four colours which have been mentioned are basically used in the everyday “go to” look. Hence it is advised that you select Carbon, Espresso, Wedge and Brule colours so that you can later blend them. Other colours you can opt for include Corrupt, Mocha, Purely Naked and Vanilla Bean.
You will also require a few tools to blend eye shadows. The right tools are expected to make a lot of difference. Remember, you must always have brushes for the eye.
Steps for Blending Eye Shadows
First of all get your hands on the flat stiff brush so that you can pat the colour on the lid.
After you have managed to pat the colour, it is time for you to create a smoky eye. For that you are going to need a stiff dome brush. Lightly press it on the edges to create the smoky effect.
In order to define the outer corner of the eyes, you are going to need the Outer V Brush.
After this, you need to smudge along the lash line. For this you will require a pencil brush.
Lastly, you have to apply a soft colour in the crease. This is basically optional whether you want to create this effect or not. Use the crease brush and apply the colour softly right in the crease.