If you’re not an Instagram model, this look can be intimidating, but trust us when we say it’s not impossible.
Yes, you can put eyeshadow under your eyes without looking like a raccoon. Lining your lower lashes with shadow can create softer definition than you’d get with a typical liner. Harsh lines underneath those pretty peepers can actually make them appear smaller, so shadow makes the perfect alternative.
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What You Need
The first step is to make sure you have the right tools. If your arsenal of brushes only consists of the free sponge-tips you got who-knows-how-long-ago, now is a good time to upgrade. Just FYI, they do make brushes that look like unicorn horns and Harry Potter wands. For this specific purpose, you’ll need a small shadow brush.
When it comes to shadow color, the choice is all yours. If bold neon colors are too bright for you, try a soft bronze or silver to catch the light.
Start with eye makeup first, so your flawless foundation and color-correcting concealer won’t be affected. To protect against fallout, dust some colorless loose powder under your eyes and simply brush away once you’re all glammed up.
Once you’ve lined your upper lids, sweep your shadow under your lower lash line, from tear duct to outer corner. The trick here is to make sure the color doesn’t go too far down. Keep your brush angled up to avoid creating a bruised effect.
Some things aren’t meant to last, but eye makeup should. To make sure your handiwork stays in place, it’s important to start with a clean canvas. Dirt, oil, and dead skin cells can get in the way of perfect application. Cleansing with LUNA mini 3 is an ideal first step in any makeup routine.
Especially if you have oily skin, using an eyeshadow primer is a great way to ensure longevity. Don’t try to substitute concealer or foundation here, because the oils in both can cause your shadow to slip-slide around. The same goes for any other skincare products; unless they’re oil-free, keep them off your eyelids.
- If you’re using some particularly radical shadow, you can use clear tape to lift off any fallen debris.
- Use eyeliner under your eyes first, then add shadow on top for an extra smoky effect.
- For smooth application and long-lasting color, mist your brush with a bit of water before dipping it into the palette.
A great base will make your makeup truly pop. Use Serum Serum Serum to get a youthful glow that lasts. Lightweight, rejuvenating, and ultra-hydrating – it will unlock all of your potential.
What tips and tricks do you have for pulling off under-eye eye shadow?