How To: Apply Eye Shadow
What You Need
Follow These Five Easy Steps
Start with two colors: a neutral color and a darker shade. Run your brush over the light, neutral shade and tap off any excess
Tip: You can use your index finger to apply color if you don't have a brush.
Apply the color across the entire lid from the lash line to just above the crease, sweeping upward toward the brow (without going as high as the brow).
Sweep your brush over the darker eye shadow, and be sure to tap off any excess before applying.
To create contour, start by applying shadow at the outer corner of the eye just above the top lashes. Then sweep it along
the eyelid where the brow bone hits the crease, moving the brush in a half-moon from the outer corner of the eye inward toward
the center of the eyelid. (Don’t darken the innermost part of the eyelid.) Sweep the brush back and forth several times to
Tip: To intensify color, repeat with more shadow.
Follow the same steps for the other eye, remembering to tap off excess shadow each time you dip your brush.