19 Eyeshadow Basics Everyone Should Know

Priming keeps your eyeshadow from creasing or falling off as your day goes on. If your primer is translucent, dusting a layer of light eyeshadow over it will help the colors look brighter and closer to what you see in the palette. From

Of course, you wouldn’t actually draw a black line and then head out for the evening, but the black line shows how applying shadow with your eyes open will give you a different, more visible shape. Get more tips for hooded eyes

You can use an eyeshadow pencil, eyeshadow on a stiffer-bristled brush, or even eyeliner pencil to draw the hashtag. Then, blend it out using a blending brush. If you used an eyeliner pencil and the brush isn’t moving the product around enough, try gently blending with a cotton swab instead. From

One note: before sticking tape to your face, stick it on another part of your body (say, your arm) first, then peel it off so it doesn’t hurt when you tap it against your more delicate face skin.

This is not a necessary step, but if your makeup doesn’t look like it’s still there at the end of the day, these can help. Just spritz *before* you apply mascara, so your mascara doesn’t run. Read more about different types of setting spray