Here are my tips… use a smaller brush and take gradual amounts to apply and soften the edge. Use a scratchier brush and really blend it out as much as possible (rougher brushes often move product better than something very soft). Use a better eyeshadow that’s more blendable to lighten the edges or cover the disappointing eyeshadow entirely. Use a sparkly/glittery eyeshadow or top coat on top of it (hiding the evidence).
WITH EASE! I love colored eyeliner. I’m all about doing up the lower lash line and using it as another area to play with color, LOL. Sometimes I’ll opt for contrasting color on the lower lash line or to introduce a pop of color (like blue or teal) against neutrals.
Trial and error for the most part! I’d say I started using colors that “seemed” like they’d be good on me, e.g. warmer tones since I am warmer in undertone.
My tips… Use something (like an eyeshadow palette) that you haven’t used in awhile and try to stay within the palette as much as possible. Pick three to four random products and challenge yourself to create a look using that color scheme and products. Browse places like Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, etc. for look inspiration and choose something that isn’t in your comfort zone to try.
I’d love to see the market go wild with producing jewel-toned everything. I’m ready for that!
MAC seemed like it was getting slightly more consistent but then the last year or so of launches (particularly anything in really special packaging) has fallen flat for me more often than not. Kat Von D has had some misses for me, too, though I’ve never felt the brand was that consistent to begin with.