Using eyeshadow as eyeliner is another common way of applying eye make up. Applying shadow along the lash line creates a softer line than pencil or liquid liner altogether and is easier to control. If you're new at the makeup game and are learning how to apply eyeliner, try this method first, it's the easiest to try. At the other end of the spectrum, you can also use the darker shades to create a more intense look.


1-Using a combination of 3 different neutral shadow colors (light, medium and dark) select 2 darkest shades for application.

2- Before applying liner, use a medium eye makeup brush to apply lightest shade over entire lid, from lash line to brow. This is an important step - it creates a workable, smooth canvas for the rest of your eye products.

3- Using the darkest shade, draw a line from inner to outer corner of upper eyelid along lashline with an angled eyeshadow brush.

TIP #1: Dampen angled brush in darkest shade for a more intense, dramatic look.

5-Apply medium or darkest shade on lower lid, from inner to outer corner, although you can choose to wear liner on upper lid only. If desired, use a sponge tip makeup applicator to smudge slightly.

6-For an added touch, apply highlighting color (ie.MAC's "NYLON") with a shadow brush or sponge tip applicator at inner corner of eye and/or just below the most arched portion of the brow. This will make your eyes "sparkle"!

Tip #2: Although not practiced by some makeup artists, lining the inside of the lower and/or upper lids can have an intensifying, seductive look.

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