Simple Eyeshadow Tutorial for Crossdressing Beginners
Makeup is one of the essentials for your crossdressing transformation. There is no doubt, makeup is a very interesting stuff. But if you a beginner, you may do not know what to do, especially in eyeshadow part, may feel failure about this. Follow these simple steps to make a new impressive eyes look.
#1 Apply Eye Primer
Start with the eye shadow primer to help keep your shadows from smudging and creasing around the clock, all the while punching up their pigmentation, we encouraged you to pick up earlier. Eyeshadow primer is a liquid or cream-based product, you can blend a thin layer of primer onto your lids and up to your brow bones. It serves as a double-sided tape of sorts gripping to both your lid and your eye makeup, ensuring your artfully applied shadow doesn't budge. You can also use the eyeshadow primer to help enhance your makeup hues and make them look even brighter.
#2 Select Colors
All you'll need to create a simple, natural eyeshadow looks mean two colors of eyeshadow, or they are bases similar to the color of your skin and few shades darker. While you can choose any colors you like, a neutral hue complementing your skin tone will look natural to the maximum extent. For example: Use a base shade just a little darker than your skin tone if your skin is fair. You can choose champagne or light beige eyeshadow as a base color and light brown or taupe eyeshadow as your second hue. A color little lighter than your skin will be preferred if you have darker skin to make sure it pops. A caramel shade as your base and accent it with a dark copper shade.
#3 Pick Up the Base Color
Grasp your eyeshadow brush between the thumb, index finger, and middle finger of your dominant hand, and then brush the tips of the bristles gently across the base color to pick up some pigments on the brush. It is preferred to start with less product and add more, so don't press the brush into the shadow excessively hard. Most eyeshadow palettes come with a sponge-brush applicator. If you have a separate eyeshadow brush with bristles, you can use it, and you'll get a similar effect no matter which type of brush you use, as it is a simple look. Utilize a cotton swab or a sponge applicator instead if you don't have a brush.
#4 Eliminate Excess Powder
Sometimes little flecks of eyeshadow powder may be caught on the surface of your brush, thereby causing an uneven application. To avoid this problem, gently tap the side of your brush against the eyeshadow palette, your countertop or even the back of your other hand. Do this regardless of that you are using a sponge brush or a bristle brush.
#5 Apply the base color
Start from your lash line and blend your way up to your eyebrow, with the aim of sweeping the brush back and forth across your eyelid. Apply a little more eyeshadow to the brush if you need to make sure you get an even color, but always concentrate the color along your lash line. Blend the brush upward, still moving back and forth toward just below your brow bone.
#6 Brush the Darker Color
Sweep your brush across your darker color after you've applied the base eyeshadow color. Try to pick up less of the darker shade, for the darker eyeshadow will typically show up better than the base color. A broad shadow brush will work effectively for applying the first shade, but you can turn to a smaller brush for the accent shade.
#7 Darken the Outer
Sweep the brush in a half-moon shape running from the outside corner of your eye approximate 3/4 of the way down the crease of your eyelid. Prevent from putting the dark shade on the very inner corner of your eye, for that will make your eyes look smaller. Constantly sweep the brush back and forth to blend in color, or swipe your fingers across the area several times if you prefer. Never leave any harsh lines where the color ends. Try placing the darker shade just above the crease for your hooded eyes to create the illusion that your upper lids are more significant.
#8 Repeat the process
It's preferred to focus on one eye at a time instead of switching back and forth. Try to make your eyeshadow look as close to the first eye as possible when you're doing the second eye. Compare your eyes finally to make sure they match and make any change needed. Make sure to remove any lingering color from the brush make sure when you get the same color on both eyes. You can realize it by swiping the brush across a paper towel or the back of your hand. If your eyeshadow fails to look the same on both eyes, swipe away some of the eyeshadow on the eye that has a little more effects by virtue of your finger, a brush, or a cotton swab. This will give you a more natural result than if you add more eyeshadow to the eye with less color.
#9 Sweep on Mascara
Absolutely, the eye shadow can be used as eyeliner, but it can't realize everything. You'll want to apply an actual liner onto your waterline to make your lashes appear thicker and more intense. Select a pencil that's smooth enough to glide onto this delicate area. Lightly pull up on your eyelid to reveal your upper waterline, then carefully apply the liner directly to the base of your lashes. No eye look is complete without a coat of mascara. Almost being finished! Place your mascara brush at the base of your lashes and gently pull upward to cover your lashes. Now appreciate your feathery-soft fringe.