Glamour-eyes your beauty routine with shadow that looks like it was done by a professional.
- TIP: Round-out the wing shape for a less dramatic look.
- Step 1: Sweep the dark shade in the crease and "wing" out at your eye's outside corner with another brush or sponge-tip applicator.
- Step 2: Slightly blend each shadow color into the other with a brush so there are no stark edges.
- Step 3: Use a little loose or pressed powder to blot and set the shadow.
- FACT: Ancient Egyptians used eye shadow as early as 10,000 B.C.
- Step 4: Use a brush or sponge-tip applicator to apply the medium color from the center of your eyelid out and up to the crease.
- Step 5: Apply the lightest shade with a brush or sponge-tip applicator from your lash line up to your eyebrow. Cover the entire lid.
- TIP: You can also apply a primer specifically formulated for eyes with a sponge-tip applicator or your finger.
- Step 6: Choose the type of eye shadow that's easiest for you to use and control: powder, cream, or pencil.
- Step 7: Choose a light, medium, and dark shade that complement your eye color and skin tone.
- TIP: Save black, dark gray, and deep purple for nighttime.
- Step 8: Pat your clean eyelids with loose or pressed powder to create a base for longer-lasting, crease-free shadow.