sweddit asked: I have fairly good quality eyeshadow brushes and I'm pretty good at blending my eyeshadow and every thing, but do you have any tips on how I can get my shadow to look completely smooth and even?
I think one of the most important things to getting a really blended out eyeshadow look is using a blending crease color. No matter how good you are at blending it’s pretty difficult to blend out one color perfectly. Using a blending color makes blending SO much more easy! You apply the blending color slightly above the crease but under the brow bone. This is also called a transition color because it creates an easier transition from light to dark, a gradient effect.
For example if youre doing a black smokey eye and you apply a black shadow all over the lid, go in with a grey shadow in the crease so the black shadow will look like its fading from a black to grey color creating a beautiful gradient effect. Same with other colors if youre using a dark brown in the crease use a lighter brown on top of that color to blend it out to create a gradient of colors :)
See how below you can see a hint of a brown shadow as the grey blends out, that was created using a transition color. The brown helps the grey blend out beautifully with no harsh lines.
A lot of time people put their blending/transition shade in the crease before anything else.
- Use a really light hand. Dont use too much pressure while blending, have the brush barely touch your skin.
- Use a brow bone color, usually an off white or a cream eyeshadow. This really ties the whole look together and often times blends in with the transition/blending color looking really smooth.
- Use matte colors. When you use all shimmer eyeshadows it can sort of mesh together and look like a shimmery mess. Using one matte color in your eyeshadow look can help things blend together better.