If you want your eyeshadow to look insanely smooth and expertly done (and, trust us, you do), you need to first create a base by sweeping a nude, iridescent eyeshadow—iridescent is easier to wear than matte—over your entire lid, blending it from your lash line to your brow bone with a tapered blending brush, like the Sigma E40 or the MAC 224.
PRODUCTS TO TRY:
1. For light-to-medium skin tones: Smashbox Full Exposure Palette, $52; at Smashbox
2. For medium-to-deep skin tones: Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette, $46; at Sephora
OK, Here’s Exactly How to Apply Eyeshadow, Step by Step