Eyeshadow Blending Tutorial - Video

Monday, June 25, 2012

Good Monday morning friends! I hope you've grabbed your coffee and are feeling refreshed & pumped about this new week.

Today I am releasing my very first video tutorial 'ever'. I'm sure I will look back at this in a few years and chuckle because I am definitely 'learning as I go'. However, I have a 'very' good teacher- my dear friend Caryn is teaching me the ropes of video editing and I am endeavoring to be a good little teachable student. :)

A few words about eyeshadow blending:
  1. A good rule of thumb when blending is to 'pat' the eyeshadow onto the eye before sweeping it back & forth. When you start with patting you are ensuring that the area is covered and concentrated with the eye color. This makes blending much easier and gives you great pigment. 
  2. Always tap the excess shadow off of your brush before applying the color to the eye. Otherwise you will inevitably get shadow powder under your eyes. This can be 'super' annoying, especially if it's a dark color. 
  3. Once you've finished creating an eye look, use a large blending brush and go over the entire eye with a back & forth sweeping motion. This will give you that 'makeup artist' flawless finish that you see in magazines.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial (in spite of its flaws). It's kind of long and the lighting is not that great, but I wanted you to see how I create an eye look from start to finish. If you have any questions regarding something I don't cover in the video, please leave a comment. I always love those. :) 


  1. Melissa! As soon as I saw your post with the word "video" in it, I started smiling - and couldn't stop! You did an awesome job! And I love this idea! Love it! That helps so much to see you do the step-by-step process. I am excited to see what you come up with next!

    1. Thank you Caryn! I have YOU to thank. :) Good teaching. I still want you to offer a video editing class though. Wink, wink...

  2. Thanks Melissa! This is helpful, I can't wait to try your technique. I guess I never realized that it's ok to blend over all shadows at once--I'm afraid it will turn into a giant mess. I'll give it a shot and let you know how it turns out.

    Awesome job on the video!

    1. Thanks Rose! What it all boils down to is practice, practice, practice. :) Just keep trying. If I can do it anyone can!

  3. This is really cool and helpful, I love it!

  4. Awesome job Missy!!! Thanks for sharing all your beauty secrets and techniques for us amateurs! :)

    Love you,
    Aunt Dar


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