Even though I love my brushes, they aren’t the only things I use to apply eye makeup. A few of you have said that you use your fingers and you feel like that’s wrong, but I do it too, especially for cream or gelee products. Fingers are great! They are really easy to keep clean and with a light touch, they’re excellent blenders. Plus, they’re free and you have five of them.
Cover your entire eyelid with whatever colour you like. Then pick an eyeshadow that is a little darker than whatever you’ve used on your lid; this will be your crease colour. Matte is usually best, especially when you’re learning because it’s easier to see how you’re blending, but go nuts with a shimmery shadow if you’d rather. I’m using a matte dark brown.
I always start by blending into the lid. Using short, feathery strokes, blend the outer colour inwards towards your nose. Imagine that your lid is divided into thirds, with the inner third made up totally of your lightest colour, the center third a mixture of both, and the outer third your darker colour. Keep blending inwards until there are no hard lines.
Clean your brush (or get a little bit of shadow on it if you used pencil as a guide). Now with little tiny upward strokes, brush your eyeshadow up towards your brows. When you reach the end, sweep the entire crease with the windshield wiper blending motion we have already discussed. DON’T pull the dark colour down to the lid.
If you find it’s looking streaky, or it isn’t as dark as you’d like, add a VERY little bit more of the shadow and continue to blend. It’s done when the line is quite soft but there’s still a very clear contrast between the lid and the crease.