Eyeshadow
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HOW TO APPLY EYESHADOW?

The best way to apply eyeshadow is with a brush. The brush allows pigment within the shadow to adhere and blend across the eye lid and will give you control as to how it will look in the end.

There are many different types of brushes and each one will do something different to the eyeshadow giving you a different effect, but its not as complicated as you might think:
  • Lets start with applying the shadow. You just want to get the colour on your eye. For this you need a short flat brush called an applicator brush. The MAC 239S Brush is ideal. This shape of brush will pick up a good amount of colour and you can press it onto the eye repeatedly to give you a full coverage of colour that will cover the eye lid space from the lash line up to the socket. The edge of the brush is rounded to you can use this to place colour from corner to corner of the eye arching into the socket creating a dome.
  • The next style of eyeshadow brush is the blending brush which will help fade the edge of a colour or blend two or more colour together. This will be fluffier that the applicator brush so will give a softer, less dense, application. These can also come in a variety of sizes which will give diffent sizes of blend or fade out. The MAC 221S Brush is the smallest blending brush so will give a tight fade which is good for people with smaller eyes or a small eye lid space. A medium blending brush will give a bigger fade out. The MAC 217S is a great all rounder. Then a larger blending brush like the MAC 240S will give the biggest fade or blend out if you want to blend colour out towards the temples. To use the blending brush, work it throught the socket in a windscreen wiper motion repeatedly. The more to brush back and forth the more softer and blending the colour will be.
  • Lastly theres the smudger or pencil brush, like the MAC 219S. This brush allows you to apply eyeshadow like a pencil due to its small dense firbres and short lenght. Its perfect got placing deeper colours into sockets or the outer edge ot the eye . Or to apply deeper shades along the lash line to get a smoky effect.


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