Makeup Tips – Applying Eye Shadow Color

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional make-up artist Tu-Anh demonstrates how to apply eye shadow color.


    Tu-Anh Nguyen, founder of the Tu-Anh Accessories and Polished by Tu-Anh design and creative consulting. In addition to being head designer for her own Fashion Label,"tu-anh accessories"; Tu-Anh has been a professional make-up artist for over 20 years. She has worked with national cosmetic brands such as Prescriptives, Khiehls, AVEDA, Shiseido, Stila, Aura Science, Mary Kay, and Arbonne International as well as doing make-up for fashion shows, photographers, models, and actors. Tu-Anh’s mission is to inspire inner and outer beauty out of each individual to create a more harmonious, visually pleasing, and peaceful world. With her Fashion Design Background from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, She spends her days designing and consulting men and women on how to be more polish inside and out in order to achieve personal and professional success. Tu-Anh leads workshops and seminars on image, beauty, and fashion Design and art for teens as well as professional adults. For PR, Please contact [email protected] Beauty and style questions? Please email [email protected] She currently resides and work in DC Metro Area.

    Tu-Anh :Hi there, my name is Tu-Anh and I am going to show you how to create Smokey eyes. Now, I am going to show you how to apply the eye shadow color, I have already chosen a really beautiful midnight blue for Christina to enhance her top. What I am going to do is now you want to apply gently and watch me. It also depends on the shape of your eyes as well, she has got really beautiful opened lid eyes. So, what I am going to do is, I am going to start lightly applying on the corners; I am just starting from the half of the lid going out and going a little bit over the crease. Now, remember it is better to apply light then go dark, what I am going to do is I am going to the other side.

    Same technique going from the outside, going in and stopping right at the middle and there is really no rules on how intense you want to go. Basically I am doing the Smokey -- I am not making it a dramatic Smokey eyes because of what she has on, but if you want some thing very dramatic you can even go darker. If you can see now, you already start to see a little bit of the smokiness. This is the eye contour brush, same color, I am going to just dot a little bit of this. I am going to go right above the lash line and I am going to make it a little bit more intense.

    If you can see the difference already, we are slowly building into that and then I am going to do the other side, right above the lid along the lash line. The next step, I am going to do is I am actually going to apply it a little bit underneath. Now, we got to create this smudgy, smokey version, so, you are going to use the same brush and you are applying it at the bottom. It looks beautiful. You can see a little bit of it already and then I just want to make sure I have filled in on like this and I am going to do the other side. Same thing, this is a better brush to do it or if you have a smaller brush that is fine too, but the all over eye shadow brush is not going to give you this. So, you want a make sure, it looks very exotic, so far, looks great. Now, I am just going over again what I did before but just a little bit more intense. The next thing I am going to do is I am actually going to go back to my all over eye shadow brush and I am going to get the color lightly, I am going to even it out. I just want to add that a little bit, look up and what I am going to do also is the same brush; I am going to smudge it a little bit, starting from the middle and out. Okay, correct. When you create the Smokey eyes look, you always want to make sure that your complexion is very soft and flawless and then the lips very sheer, you do not want to go too much because then you will look like the eighties. That is how you apply the all over eye shadow color. Now, I am going to show you how to highlight the brows.