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Eyeshadow blending is a cornerstone of fleekness. So naturally everyone wants to be good at it. I mean honestly it can make or break your whole makeup look, so I guess it is pretty damn important.
Since it’s so important I like to give you guys little tips, one at a time so you can master one, see an improvement, master another, look in the mirror and say “ohhh yassss girl” master another one, and then realize your makeup is perfect and crown yourself the queen of life. You follow me? That’s how I find I learn the best so I think it must be the same for a lot of other people as well.
You can blend everything super smoothly because you have practiced your ass off and you follow the first bunch of tips, but sometimes you have a a hard time controlling where the blending goes. You know sometimes it get too high, of you want the color you are blending out to stay in your crease but it ends up halfway down you lid or almost at your brow bone? There are ways to fix those mistakes, which is a topic for another post all together, but how do you avoid it in the first place?
A lot of times when you are blending out an eyeshadow, especially near the crease, the shape of the eyelid will cause your brush to touch a lot more surface area than it needs to. I mean your crease is literally that, a crease. So when you stick your brush into that area, the bristles at the tip may be touching the spot you are trying to apply the color to, or blend it out on, but the rest of your eyelid is encroaching on the shorter bristles and now the eyeshadow is way more spread out than you intended.
When you tilt your head back and look into the mirror, it flattens out the lid a bit, giving you a much more even surface to blend on. Try it right now. Put your finger on your eyelid near the crease, now tilt you head back like I showed above. Did you feel it get flatter and more spread out? Boom. Blending skills increased, just with a tilt of the head.
If your blending is just generally wild and out of control, this will help a little, but it won’t solve everything. Reigning it in and being precise is necessary too, as is knowing what brush size works for you. That all comes with trial and error and a ton of practice though so keep working at it, and read the first and second blending tip posts. Your eyeshadow blending will be on point before you know it 😉