Three shades of eyeshadow can allow you to achieve a more interesting look. Apply three shades of eyeshadow for oval eyes with help from a makeup artist in the entertainment industry in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Kathryn Fernandez, and I'm a makeup artiest in Los Angeles. I'm going to show you how to use three eye shadows for the oval eye shape. These are the tools that you will need. A shadow brush, a crease brush, one shadow, two shadows and three shadows. Let's get started. So, for two of the three eye shadows we're actually going to be using them in the crease and this is for a simple blending effect. Because I'm using blue on the lids it's such a vivid color that it is really fairly harsh on the eyes just by itself so the brown will kind of soften the edges and round out the eye, so that it looks like a polished look. The first thing that your going to do is apply the lighter brown with your crease brush. To the crease of your eye and I like to start from the outside of the eye working in not only for a simple fade effect but also to accentuate the curvature of your eyes. And every so slightly when your actually applying from the outside in if you want just a little bit more curvature what you can do is kind of flick the shadow up a bit it will kind of cheat the shadow on and elongate your eyes. Now for a more bronze brown again we're going to go a little bit closer to the actual crease of the eye just to add a little bit of depth to the actual crease and also to help define the difference between the lid and the crease. Again I'm traveling from the outside towards my nose with a little bit of flicking to blend the two browns together. For this particular look I'm using blue eye shadow because I would like to state for the record that blue eye shadow is not out of style. However it must be done correctly. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to take my shadow brush and slightly moisten it with a little bit of water. Just get it you know a little bit wet to the touch and the reason your going to do this is because your using such a high pigmented color you need to be able to control exactly where the shadow is going. So with a little bit of wetness on your brush you can get the shadow exactly where want and further more exactly where you want it on the eye. So once I have shadow on the brush I'm simply going to cover the lids of my eye and sense it's slightly moistened you can actually really get close to the lash line. Readdress the bronze eye shadow and just gently go over the deepest part of the crease in your eye just to kind of blend the two edges. Don't touch them too much or else your going to end up with blue in your crease and we don't want that. We just want a nice blended effect. We're going to moisten our brush just a little bit more and with the edge of the brush we're going to kind of get a nice edge in there and just let the edge of your brush kind of line the bottom of your eye. This doesn't actually have to be a defined line it's more a hit of color down here because with blue all the way around it's kind of harsh look and really you just want to encase the eye and frame it up nicely. And that's how you apply three shades of eye shadow to the oval eye shape. Thanks for watching.