Sunday, September 26, 2010

APPLYING EYE SHADOW WITH JUST ONE COLOR

Most of the time we use multiple colors to apply eye shadow with.  Eye shadow quads, like the one in picture below, are popular options.


Matching similar colors together is a great way to achieve a look.  However, you can also apply shadow with just 1 color.  By varying the heaviness of your stroke, you can lighten or darken just 1 shadow color, enabling multiple shades on the eyes.

Here I am using only 1 color: L'oreal Wear Infinite Eye Shadow Single in "Reflecting Pool".



These are the steps I took to achieve the look:

Step 1: Rub shadow onto your finger



Step 2: With your finger, apply shadow to entire lid and brow bone



Step 3: Use a shadow applicator, apply more of the eye shadow on just your lid, over your crease.  
Be sure to apply more color as needed.  Use a heavier stroke to create darker color.




Step 4: If you want to, also use applicator to line the bottom of your eyes with the same color



Step 5: Rim your eyes with a black liner
Step 6: Curl and apply mascara to lashes



DONE!!!! 

Eye makeup with depth, all from 1 single eye shadow!

Quick, easy, and pretty painless!


43 comments:

  1. Ohh, thanks for sharing! So convenient, too! No brushes involved, lol.

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  2. I actually use just one eyeshadow as well and it is indeed nice with proper manipulation haha!

    I totally like this look you have! :D Thanks for the tips u give us! :)

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  3. This is such a great idea. I never do this but I'm definitely going to give it a try. It looks so great on you :)

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  4. I do that sometimes too....just a little easier when you are rushing out the door....your eyes look great!!!

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  5. Great use of shading and it came out nicely!

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  6. I love applying makeup with my fingers too lol beautiful!

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  7. I love this look! I always use 3 shadows but may give this look a try.

    xxxx

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  8. This is such a great and simple step by step for a makeup newbie like myself! I will definitely follow your advice and give this tech a try :).

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  9. I love using one eye shadow.. its quick and simple and does the job! I usually only use 1 eye shadow colour for a smokey eye look. Its all about blending! :). Just followed your blog btw!

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  10. i love the one eyeshadow look...it's my daily routine. i don't have time in the morning to pile on a whole bunch of colors!

    very cute and simple look on you.

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  11. That's cool. It totally looks like you used two different colors. I like it!

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  12. what an easy look! you look great :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing this quick tutorial! I think this technique works best with sheer eyeshadows that aren't so pigmented--it makes layering on several applications that much easier.

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  14. i love it cause its very simple and fast! haha. you look great :)

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  15. thanks for sharing!
    so simple n' looks so good :)

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  16. who needs brushes your hands are always a great staple tool for applying makeup!! :D precise and on point love the color you used!

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  17. Nice post! the eyeshadow shade looks lovely! xoxo

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  18. aww interesting :D


    xx,
    JON
    http://jonathonfashionvictim.blogspot.com

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  19. wow that was soo simple yet a dramatic change. good job! :) I am your new follower great post. xxx

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  20. GORGEOUS!!!! Makes your eys look sexy!!! Great make up for day or night!
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  21. Wow, you wear blue so well! And your liner is perfect!

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  22. This is gorgeous on you!!!
    I'm terrible with make up, I'm about to have a look through at your other tips :)

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  23. brilliant! you look gorgeous :)

    <3jimin

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  24. awesome tutorial!
    Looks great on you!


    xx
    Nikki

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  25. Very pretty! Btw, did you send me an FB thing? 'Cuz I'm not sure who it was but it kinda looked like you? Anyways, ignore if you have no idea what I'm talking about..lol. ;)

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  26. Wow! You look BE-U-tiful!!! I wish I could pull off this look but I am not graced with a fold in my eyelid...for me eyeshadow always comes across looking like war paint! haha...great tutorial though!!!

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  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Scary with all these recalls, luckily this time I didn't have one of these products. Thanks for the tips with the make-up! I'm going to give this a try.

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  29. Thankyou for the lovely comment!

    I really like it ! I wish I was more patient to use liquid eyeliner/eyeliner above the eyelashes !

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  30. i like this! :P I get lazy to wear eyeshadow sometimes haha :P

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  31. This is fabulous! I must try it!

    ~Zabrinah

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  32. What a gorgeous look! Your eyes are positively glowing!

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  33. I love your eye shape and also you always apply your shadow so perfectly whether it's one shade or smoky.

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  34. Lovely! Looks quick and easy to do. I don't think I can pull off a shade like that

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