Eye shadow can be a foolproof step in your beauty routine. This video shows how to apply eye shadow properly and subtly.

Eye shadow shouldn’t be intimidating: Applied properly, it can be one of the most foolproof steps in your beauty routine. This video demonstrates an easy way to create a perfect subtle look.

What You Need

  • light neutral eye shadow, dark eye shadow, round eye shadow brush

Follow These Steps

  1. Run eye shadow brush over light color
    Start with two colors: a neutral color and a darker shade. Run your brush over the light, neutral shade and tap off any excess shadow.

    Tip: You can use your index finger to apply color if you don't have a brush.
  2. Apply light shadow to lid
    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).
  3. Run brush over darker color, tapping to remove excess
    Sweep your brush over the darker eye shadow, and be sure to tap off any excess before applying.
  4. Apply dark shadow to crease
    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 blend.

    Tip: To intensify color, repeat with more shadow.
  5. Repeat steps one through four on the other eye
    Follow the same steps for the other eye, remembering to tap off excess shadow each time you dip your brush.