How To Apply Two Colors of Eye Shadow

Applying two colors of eye shadow can make your makeup look much more professional and have that "finished" look.  It is fairly simple to apply two colors of eye shadow to your eyelids.  This article will give you a few tips and tricks to help achieve a polished, professional look with two colors of eye shadow.

You will first want to pick the colors of eye shadow you want to apply.  A great idea is to choose two shades of a particular color.  You will want a very light shade of the color and a medium to dark shade depending on how dramatic of an effect you want your two colors of eye shadow to create for you.  Lavender and purple, Mint green and dark green, light gray and dark gray all work great.  Shades of pink and brown can also be used together for a more natural, glowing look.

With your two shades of eye shadow and eye shadow applicator, position yourself in front of the mirror so that you can see your eyelid well.  "Load up" the eye shadow applicator with the lighter color you have chosen from your two shades of eye shadow.  Starting from the inner corner of your eye, by the bridge of your nose, sweep the lighter shade of eye shadow across the top of your eyelid and under the arch of your eyebrow on your brow bone.  Do this to both of your eyes.  Then load up the applicator of your choice with the darker shade of eye shadow.  You will want to start from the inner corner of your eye again, but this time lower and sweep the applicator across the rest of your eyelid.  This is the most simple way to apply two shades of eye shadow.

An alternative method to applying two shades of eye shadow is to again, load up your applicator brush with the lighter color of your eye shadow, start from the inner corner of your eye and not only sweep across your brow bone under the arch in your eyebrow, but also across the entire eyelid.  When you are finished with the lighter shade, load up the applicator with the darker shade of the two shades of eye shadow and using the edge of the applicator, or a small brush if that's your applicator of choice, only apply the darker shade of eye shadow in the crease of your eye lid.  Lightly blend the two shades together.  This will create some depth to your eye makeup.  You can also take the darker shade and the edge of your applicator and apply the darker shade of shadow as close to your eyelash line as possible to outline your eyes.  This is a great alternative to eyeliner, can create a dramatic effect, looks professional and is a great use of two shades of eye shadow.

These are the basic steps to applying two shades of eye shadow.  Play around with colors and blending of the colors on your lids.  Have fun and admire your work.  You will love how professional and polished your eye makeup looks after using two shades of eye shadow.

 

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