I get asked for tips on how to apply eyeshadow, what brushes I recommend and what bases I use often. I decided to put together some information for those in need of new tips and tricks to try. Please note that everything I do may not work for you for various reasons. In order to accomplish a great eyeshadow blend there are things that you need to know before expecting to get expected results.
Five things you need to know:
- Your eye shape.
- If your eye lids are dry, normal or oily.
- Which concealers/primers work best for your skin.
- What pigments you find easier to work with. (shimmers, mattes, Pro)
- Which brushes to use in what area of the eye.
I have almond shaped eyes, a deep crease and somewhat of a hood. It does justice to find a quality eyeshadow primer or concealer that will keep your eyeshadow in place. I prefer primer over using concealer because my lids are dry. I moisturize first then use a primer that will help smooth the surface.
My TOP 3 Eyeshadow Primers are:
- Urban Decay’s Primer Potion
- Lorac’s Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
All three of these primers are very similar in consistency and texture. There is a slight difference in the way they set because of the color of the formula’s. Urban Decay’s Primer Potion with Anti Aging ingredients is my favorite because of how long it stays in place and the simple idea that it has anti aging benefits. I find it extremely easy to blend Pro Pigments on top of and it eliminates having to blend out concealer rings on the outside of where I place the shadow.
What I found out about the formula is that it has polymers that bond together to create a smooth texture. That is exactly what I need because of how patchy my eyelids look sometimes during dry skin spells. It’s not a miracle worker and sometimes I cannot prevent the patchiness but it definitely helps minimize the appearance.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post! I’ll be showing you some comparison’s, brushes and a short demonstration. In the mean time check out some photo’s of the eyeshadow looks I’ve created using these primers.