Here’s how I do the deep crease eyeshadow technique:
4 shades of eyeshadows: a light shade, a middle matte shade, a dark shade, and an accent shade.
Are you ready to learn how to do the Deep Crease Eyeshadow Technique?
I like to start by applying my middle shade across my crease and a bit above it using the rectangle end of the Blend and Tap brush and a windshield wiper motion. I concentrate the color towards the outer third of my eyes to keep my eyes looking open and younger. We all want to look younger, right? Make sure you carry the leftover color that’s on your brush under your eyes across your lower lashline as a soft liner. (This is the Halo method we’ve talked about before!)
Next, I dip into my light shade (in this case I’m using Tawanda) with my I Shadow Everything brush and place it on my lid from my lash line to the crease. I blend it lightly into my middle shade (Lullaby) being careful not to over-blend the two colors. You still want to see the different shades!
To use the darkest shade, I grab my Blend and Tap brush again and lightly tap into my darkest eyeshadow shade. Remember! You can always add more shadow, but it’s trickier to blend out the colors if you get too much on your lids. For this look, I’m tapping into Kin and placing it on the outer corners of my eyes. I concentrate my color on the outer corners and then drag the brush into my crease and along my lash line like a sideways V. Or you could also think of it as a greater than < and less than > shape on the outer third of your lids. It sounds more confusing than it actually is, trust me. Make sure you blend your darkest eyeshadow shade into your other shades so it looks like a natural shadow on your eyelids. This helps to create depth on your eyes.
Going from day to night?
If you are doing this deep crease eyeshadow technique for a day look, use less of your darkest shade. If you are doing this deep crease eyeshadow technique for a date night, use more of the darkest shade to create more drama! I also like to carry my darkest shade under my eyes on my lower lashline to line my eyes. When I do this step, I don’t re-dip into my eyeshadow. I merely carry the leftover shadow under my eyes. This helps me to keep from getting too much color under my eyes. Nobody wants to look like they have a black eye!
For the last step, I take the tiniest bit of my accent shade and place it in the inner corners of my eyes to add a little shimmer and sparkle! This is totally optional, and I don’t do it every day. I usually reserve this last step for special occasions. I’m not a huge sparkle and glitter girl, though, so if you are–rock the sparkle!
Now that you know how to do my favorite eyeshadow technique, snap a selfie and share it on Instagram/Facebook! Tag me– heather.shef on Instagram so I can see it!
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