How do you apply your eye shadow? If you’re doing that medium shade on the lid + darker shade in the crease + light shade on the browbone thing, you may want to reconsider. That paint-by-numbers approach can look dated and add years to your face. Instead, you want to try a technique makeup artist Pierce Rees demonstrated in an ET Canada red-carpet-beauty clip we did together.
In the segment, Pierce showed how to do a smoky golden eye makeup application. And instead of doing the whole lid-contour-highlight paint-by-numbers move, he did this instead:
- swept a bronze shadow over the whole lid to just under the brow bone
- blended a bright gold down the centre of the lid to create dimension
Check out the video for a visual on the shadow technique, and pop over to TheKit.ca for the detailed how-to and list of makeup Pierce used. Or you could go find him at the Queen W & Beverly location of Shoppers Drug Mart.
Would you try this application? Do you already do something similar?
Models in video segment: Dauphine and Cassidy from Elmer Olsen.