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How to Apply Matte Eyeshadow – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Apply Matte Eyeshadow

Share your best tips and tricks for applying matte eyeshadow!  Feel free to share your first experiences, how you’ve grown, what you’ve learned, and what, ultimately, you found most helpful in learning how to apply matte eyeshadow.  (And if you haven’t conquered it, hopefully some of these tips will help you get there!)

Temptalia’s Tips

  1. Softer mattes can often be powdery and easily blended out – but sometimes they will blend to nothing all too soon!  After you grab the color with your brush, lightly tap the brush handle against your forearm; this will help loosen any excess powder before you apply it to your lid.  Then, pat, rather than sweep, the eyeshadow onto the lid, exactly where you want it.
  2. When using multiple matte shades together, I prefer to apply them first, then blend after I’ve determined where each shade is going.
  3. For firmer, stiffer matte textures, use a fluffy brush and lightly stab at the eyeshadow to loosen the color, and then grab the color and apply.  Use very fluffy brushes to blend out these stiffer textures, too.

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Rant & Rave: Bronzer

This Week’s Topic: Bronzer

Share: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about bronzer. What drives you bananas? What makes them necessary?

my answer: I very rarely reach for it. Perhaps because I’m naturally warm-toned and medium in color I don’t think about bronzer, but the only time I ever wear it is to test it out, LOL! They can be nice to add a little sunkissed glow.

Thanks to Amy for today’s question!