•invest in some good blending brushes (doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be expensive, but i used to be like oh i don’t wanna buy fluffy brushes this flat brush that came along with some kit will work for everything i’d rather spend my money on actual makeup!! but no… eyeshadow application or any other kind of makeup goes so much farther with the right brushes lmao)
•buy a few blending brushes especially if you like to play with color so you’re not mixing colors and creating a muddy look
•fluffy brushes are the best kind to blend with!
•prime your eyes which will help you achieve a really blended look bc it’s creating a smooth base. this also helps prevent creasing and helps your look last longer
•use a base this is usually an eyeshadow or cream product that’s actually sold as a base which is similar to your skin tone, sometimes people even use concealer. this is great for someone who wants to cover up discoloration around their eyes or for a look that u want to pop and show up well. don’t forget to go over your base with a eyeshadow that matches your skin tone to get rid of any tackiness and help all your other shadows lay down smooth
•less is more build up ur product slowly don’t go in with a huge amount of dark eyeshadow and then scream just slowly work your way up to the look u want. also be careful of the look changing from blended to muddy when using a lot of colors and brushes.
•stretch your skin out obviously don’t overdo it but gently pulling your eye in certain directions when blending can help the brush and product get into all the little creases around the eyes
•change how you hold your brush experiment with the different looks you can achieve by pointing your brush up, down, in circular motions, windshield wiper movements, ect. this helps blend out sharp lines and helps spread the product nicely
here’s some good tutorials too! +/+/+