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Get the Look: Eyeshadow Tips for a Girl’s Night Out

Heading out for a night on the town? If you’re like most girls, we want that “look” like our favorite Pinterest pictures? Applying eyeshadow can be tough for any girl that may not have much experience with wearing eyeshadow or attempting new shades. Knowing how to apply eyeshadow is just as simple as putting lipstick on, because with the right tips in mind, it really is just a piece of cake. Read on to learn how to get your eyeshadow prim and prepped for a girl’s night out!

Find the Right Brushes

Using the right brushes is so important if you want the eyeshadow your wearing to be applied properly. There are many types of brushes that you can buy, but the important thing to take note is the texture of the brushes. We recommend having three in particular: a fluffy brush, a thin brush, and an angled brush. When shopping for the right brush online or in store, make sure they appear to have a soft texture and a great angle that will compliment your eye shape.

Choose the Right Amount Of Shadow and Color

Secondly, choose the right amount of color that you’re going to apply on your eyes. Some girls tend to go all out and windup applying way too much. The perfect amount of eyeshadow colors are typically three different shades. These three shades should be applied at certain areas of the eyelids. Simply apply the lighter shade on the inner corners of your eyes, and work your way out applying the darker shades. Continue blending out until your reach your crease. Everyone has different crease depths, if you have smaller eyes, the crease will be quite small, and vice versa if your eyes are bigger. Try Youngblood Eyeshadow’s Crushed Mineral Eyeshadow Trial Set for a mix of earthy tones that are ideal for virtually any skin type.

Avoid the Mess

It is also very important that you are clean when applying your eyeshadow. If you want to make a clean wing, consider sticking a sticky note on the edges of your eyes so that it catches any fallout eyeshadow that may spread to your cheeks. After your done applying the eyeshadow, just take off the sticky notes and the wing will look perfectly clean. It is also best to apply your eyeshadow first, before even applying your foundation. This way you can remove any particles and wipe off any access shadow.


Highlighting can really make a great difference on the eyes. All you need to do to brighten your eyes is highlight your brow bone, the middle of your eye lids, your tear ducts, and the bottom inner corners of your eyes. Highlighting is a tip that will virtually look amazing on everyone.

Choose the Right Shades for your Skin

There are many women who tend to wear the same eyeshadow colors as their friends whom have completely different skin colors as them. Colors that work well on darker skin include bronze, gold, purple, pearl, and basically neutral colors. For light skin, the colors you want to get are blue, green, teal, pink, and black. With the simple tips above, you will then be able to achieve the perfect eye makeup that looks great on all sorts of occasions.

Author: I’m Pauline Youngblood, founder and president of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. I used to draw inspiration from nature as well as my own practical experience as a paramedical aestheticism to dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

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