How to Apply Eye Shadow

Wingedeyeshadow Lips, cheeks and face are a relative breeze to apply in comparison to eye shadow. That's my biggest application problem area for sure. I was never given instructions on how to get it right and though I've read how to do it in magazines, the lack of three dimensions prevents me from really knowing my base shadow from my highlights.

Fundamentally, I know this is what you're supposed to do:

  1. Apply some sort of base (foundation) to prime the eyes
  2. Sweep a light color from below brow to lash
  3. Apply medium tone with smaller brush to lower lids
  4. Contour crease with dark color
  5. Blend

Recently (at Sephora) I was taught to use dark eyeshadow as an eye liner instead of liquid eyeliner or a pen. If there is a tip to the eye shadow business, I think that's it. Using shadow to line the eyes makes for a must more subtle eye and it's much easier.

If you were to explain to someone how to get the perfect eye, what would you say?

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