Eye shadow tricks can be used to widen, shape and define your almond-shaped eyes. Use these tricks to create a new look with the help of a professional makeup artist in this free video.
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Hi, my name is Ana, and I'm a makeup artist. Today, I'm going to show you eye shadow tricks for almond shaped eyes. In this palette, I'm going to use a purple color, a dark blue shade, and I'm also going to use a neutral toned purple color as well, an eye shadow placement brush, a tapered blending brush, and smaller tapered blending brush. The first step to a good application is to prep your eyelids with a good eye shadow base. Which I have already done. Next I'm going to pick up some of the neutral toned eye shadow with my eye shadow placement brush. All the shadows that I'll be using today are matte. Place the color on the center of the eyelid and just tap it in. It's almost like a light gray toned eye shadow. I'm going to be showing you different places to apply eye shadow on the lid. When you have almond shaped eyes, you have a lot of room to work with, so you can use several different colors. You can use any color combination that you want, the colors that I'm using today are going to be cooler toned eye shadows. Once you've finished applying that shadow, pick up the purple toned eye shadow with the small tapered brush. We're going to place this in the inner corner of the eyes. So just start on the inner corner. And just kind of fan it out, blend it out. Once you get a good amount on, switch your brush to the large tapered brush and just blend it out. Using that small tapered eye shadow brush, pick up some of the dark blue eye shadow. We're going to apply this shadow to the outer corner of the eyes. So just blend it out. Pull it out a little bit and then we're going to slightly bring it back into the crease. Once we have a pretty good amount of color, we're going to take a large blending brush and just blend it out. You may get some fall off from the dark eye shadow, you can easily wipe that away or just use a brush to just blend it away. Take your blending brush and just run it through, make sure everything looks nice and smooth. And again, you can wipe away any excess eye shadow that may have fallen down. For full cast to be well blended, so just take an extra minute to just make sure it's well blended. You can go back and take the lighter toned eye shadow and just pop it back into the middle. That way you don't lose any of the color. This is a look that's fun and easy to do. It's a great way to change up your look from the everyday browns and neutral toned eye shadows. But again, you can use any color combination you want. You can use cool tones, warm tones, greens, blues, browns, any combination will work. Just stick to the rule, keep it lighter on the lid, and then you can do darker on the inner and outer corner. Thanks for watching.