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Looking good never goes out of style, and that goes double when it comes to nail art. Whether your style is bold and daring or subtle and sophisticated, your personal aesthetic will shine through in your nail art. Nude eye shadow is the latest trend that’s taking the beauty world by storm. Instead of using traditional colors, try pairing your nude shades for an elevated look. The best part about this look is that it can be done with just about any shade of eye shadow. Today we’ll show you how to apply nude eye shadow like a pro using these six easy steps.
STEP 1: WASH YOUR FACE
Washing your face first is an important step that ensures you’re removing any makeup or dirt before applying the eye shadow. After you’ve thoroughly washed your face, gently pat it dry.
STEP 2: PRIME YOUR LID
Apply your primer to your lid first. This will help the eye shadow adhere more easily and give you a smooth, even application. If you haven’t tried this before, now is the time to try it out!
STEP 3: APPLY BASE COLOR
Typically, you would apply a base color first to create dimension. With nude eye shadow, this is where it gets interesting. Instead of applying your base color first like traditional eye shadows, use the nude colors as your base colors instead. It works because they have a softer look unlike the stark contrast of your typical eye shadow colors. To begin, start with a light brown or beige shade and then build from there.
STEP 4: ADD DARKER SHADES
to the inner corners of your eye
This step is about giving your eyes a darkening effect. Draw lines from the outer edge of your bottom lid to the inner corner of your eye and then apply a darker shade in the crease. This will give you an illusion of more depth and make your eyes look bigger.
STEP 5: OUTLINE THE EDGES
This step is all about blending the eye shadow into your natural skin tone. The trick to getting a natural look is to keep your eye makeup minimal and use a neutral shade to blend it into your skin tone. Start by applying a base coat on your eyelid, then use whatever color you’re wearing as your eyeshadow. Use your fingertip or a brush to apply the color in an even layer over the entire lid. Wipe any excess off with a tissue, then put just enough to define the edges of your eye shadow.
STEP 6: TOP IT OFF WITH HIGHLIGHTS
The key to this look is to top it off with highlights. Whether you use a highlighter or your fingers, this step will take the look from basic to glam. Adding a pop of color in the inner corner of your eye is a fun way to change up the look and make it more exciting.
So, apply your eye shadow as usual. Then use your finger or a highlighter to add an element of surprise in one of the following three places:
● The inner corner of your eye
● Your brow bone
● Over the bridge of your nose
Now you’re ready for an elevated and glamorous look that’s perfect for any occasion!
Nude eye shadow is a beautiful way to complement your look. Whether you choose to wear it as a standalone look or pair it with other shades, this trend is sure to make you stand out in a crowd.