We hate it when a bride looks like a mini-masquerade on an important day such as her wedding, when she is supposed to look like a princess. And so, in this article, we are bringing you three of the best DIY eyeshadow tutorials for beginners (from youtube) – to teach you through a step by step process on proper basic techniques to apply eyeshadow correctly for a wedding, or for a simple everyday look. Hopefully, after watching this video, you will feel confident to glam up your eyes for your trad wedding, even if you can’t find a good makeup artist in the village venue of your traditional wedding. So, watch the 3 eyeshadow video tutorials below, and follow along to practice the techniques on your eyes. Just in case you prefer reading over video, scroll down for the instructions.
Eyeshadow Video #1: Application & Blending Techniques for Beginner
Video #2: Eyeshadow Tutorial for Simple, Everyday Look
*In case you prefer reading steps to watching it on video, scroll down to see our 8-step method of doing eye-shadow the right way.
Video #3: Simple Eyeshadow Beginner Tips
NOTE: If you prefer reading to watching videos, scroll down to see our 8-step process of doing eyeshadows correctly.
Things You’ll Need to Do Your Eyeshadow Correctly
Here is everything you need to do your eyeshadow:
- Eyeshadow primer
- Eyeshadows – a light colour eye shadow and a dark colour eye shadow (preferably a 4-shade eyeshadow pallete or a 2-shade eyeshadow pallete). Popular brands of eyeshadow in Nigeria include: mary kay, mac eyeshadow, naked eyeshadow palette, nyx, maybelline eyeshadow, tara, BMPro, urban decay.
- Eyeshadow brush: An eyeshadow brush (You can use your index finger to apply color if you don’t have a makeup brush). – use is to apply eyeshadow over the lid. You can also use the tip of the brush to apply eyeshadow under the lower lash line, or to create a very defined line in the crease of the eye. The best use for the Eye Shader brush is for packing color onto the eye lid.
- A Blending brush: A clean brush for blending the colours.
- 10 Minutes of your time
*Continue reading to see our eye-shadow application techniques that work, as well as to know what the common mistakes most women make that ruin their eyeshadows.