1. Clean slate: most of us have little veins or discoloration that throw off our perfect eyelid canvas. In order to clean the slate, begin by first applying concealer or cream shadow all over your lid. Work from your lash line to your brow. Use your ring finger to help melt the product into your skin without tugging on your delicate eye area. Start small and add product if needed.
Obsession: Any concealer you have will do the trick, but if you are concerned about creasing, I recommend investing in an eyeshadow base or cream shadow. I love macs paint pots to start my look.
Try painterly for fair toned skin, bare study for most light to medium shades, and groundwork for darker skin. $22 and they last years. For a more affordable option, try maybellines color tattoo. These are similar but do crease a little more and finding a good neutral can be more of a struggle. Honorable mention: urban decay primer potions are fun and come in a variety of finishes. Sin is a must have shimmer for any night out look.
2. Set it. In order to avoid patchy color transfer you should always lightly dust your lids with a neutral color before dipping into your main event. Use a large fluffy brush to apply either a matte nude shadow or your favorite face powder all over your lid. If you want your look to pack an extra punch, forgo a matte nude and use a shimmer from your lash line to your crease, then resume matte from your crease to brow.
What to use: for an every day look try ABH blanc. for a pearly pink shimmer that looks good on absolutely everyone, try stila kitten.
3. Crease: now it’s time to create some shape. Using a crease brush, take your transition color and begin blending it into the crease. The key to a perfectly gorgeous eye is blending and the key to blending is to blend, then blend, then blend some more. Start with small windshield wiper motions and experiment with small circular rotations of the brush keeping the bristles in the crease of your eye. Use a color a few shades darker than your skin tone, but feel free to get adventurous with pigment. Mauves and reds look amazing with green eyes, peach tones bring out baby blues and golds add fire to brown eyed beauties.