5 Steps to Stunning Eyeshadow

Whether we’re talking creasing lids, oily skin, or the “barely there” product, there are so many ways that your eyeshadow can fail you. Thankfully, I’ve got some cool tips to help prevent a bad shadow day! Stay flawless, friends!


Prime Like You’re at Home Depot


Primer isn’t just for painting walls. It’s the glue for your shadows, and the barrier that keeps oil from seeping through (shout out to all fellow #OilyRoyalty individuals). I recommend the Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer if your bank account is booming or a flesh toned ColourPop SuperShock shadow if you’re feeling more thrifty!

Keep it Base(ic)

If you are an eyeshadow fanatic like I am, there’s no way to avoid that one shadow that’s pretty in pan, but fairly lackluster on the lids. Bring the color out by putting a cream base underneath. Go for one that’s the same shade as your lid shade, white, or black. Keep it old school with a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil or use a cream shadow.

Try Out Some Shapewear

This is my trick for sharper wings or a cleaner shadow line all together. Use tape (or hold up a business card) to trace a winged angle from the outer corner of your eye to the tail of your brow. This can help visually lift the eyes and keep your shadow from looking too messy. It’s also great for cat eye beginners, since you get a smooth line every time!

Make it Misty


Even your worst setting sprays can bring more pigment out of a shimmery shade. Hit your brush up with a spritz of setting spray or two to get it nice and damp, then dip into your shadows. They’ll be way more pigmented and metallic. Your lids will literally shine as bright as your personality!

Get Handsy

Brushes are nice and everything, but – if it isn’t a matte pressed powder – it probably applies better with your fingers. I like to give a good old finger tap to the center of my lid if I want to add some shine to an all matte look or use my pinkie to get a precise inner corner highlight. This is especially helpful with cream products, that may smooth out under the warmth of your fingertips!

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, have an awesome rest of your day and an amazing rest of your week!

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