How To: Blend Your Eyeshadow Like a Pro

For overall blending purposes, it’s good to have 4 eyeshadow colors:  a black, dark brown, medium brown, and nude.  These are for blending out harsh lines or creating your “go to” everyday look.  Here’s my recommendations for various brands:

MAC Eyeshadows:

  • Carbon  (black) 
  • Espresso (dark brown) 
  • Wedge (light brown) 
  • Brule  (nude)  
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows:
  • Corrupt
  • Mocha 
  • Purely Naked
  • Vanilla Bean 
Tools are also super important when it comes to blending- the right tools make all the difference!  For a detailed list of my favorite brushes and how to use them, check out this article: Top 10 Makeup Brushes
Must have brushes for the eyes:
  • Flat stiff brush for patting on color on the lid:   MAC 239
  • Stiff dome brush for creating a smokey eye:  MUG Stiff Dome
  • Outer V brush for defining the outer corner of the eye:    MUG Outer V
  • Pencil brush for smudging along the lash-line:   MAC 219
  • *optional:  Crease brush for applying color softly in the crease:  MUG  Crease Brush

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