Hi kittens! I hope you brought your brushes and eyeshadows! I thought I would start with something really easy and that’s 1.Where your crease is and where your eyeshadow goes and 2. Blending tips. Also, just as a disclaimer I am not a professional makeup artist, I am self taught so my tips may not match up with yours :) Anyway! On with the show!
Not everyone has the same eye shape, so your crease might differ from mine. So I thought it would be a cool idea to do this crease heavy eye makeup look today and walk you through where your crease is and which colors to place! Ya! Learning is fun! Adventure! Sorry I’ve been watching Adventure Time all day. Anyway! Some materials to grab are 3 eyeshadows of your choice (mid-tone, medium deep,and deep) 2 fluffy blending brushes just incase, a small tapered (or flat) brush, and a brush similar to a MAC 217.
Look at your eyes when you have no makeup on and close one. Usually a crease is right in the middle of your lashes and your eyebrow. If you press your brush hard enough you can feel your socket and as Vintageortacky says, Rock it in your Socket! If your going for a neutral or natural eye, this is where you put your mid-tone shade. For example, if it’s brown, it should be 2-3 shades darker than your skin. It should look like the natural contours and shadows of your eye. And it doesn’t have to be brown! It can be purple, blue, green, etc. Side Note: I have slightly hooded lids, so I have to blend my mid-tone shade a little above my crease so it’s visible, otherwise it looks like I only have one color on my lid.
A warm crease shade is perfect for a minimal makeup look, but if you really want to define your eye shape, it’s time to start adding in our dark chocolate browns and lush purples. These shades normally go into the outer third of your eye. It gives the appearance of bigger eyes and who doesn’t want that?!
Take a color of your choice (I used brown at first) and dip a brush in it. I love my MAC 217 brush for crease work, but use what you have :) Start by patting the color in your outer third. By doing so this deposits the most color after that blend with a clean 217 and go back and forth to get the most pigmentation. You can stop there if you want, but I went for a layered crease by dabbing a dark purple right on top, however I didn’t blend it as high as the brown if that makes sense. I left my lid completely blank, it’s all just crease shadows if you’re wondering :)
As for blending, this look is about a soft blur, no harsh lines, etc. Pat and blend, repeat. Unless you are specifically going for a cut crease, it’s always a general rule to make your blends seamless. :)
Also, I may or may not have died my hair purple! Completely unrelated I know.
*Ahem* Anyway, I hope most of this made sense. It’s mostly about experimenting and practicing. Even when I don’t have plans for the day I still put on eyeshadow because even I like to practice ma skilllzzzz. Again, sorry.