Make Up Tips – Mistake Proof Two Tone Eyeshadow

A different tips post today. In today’s tips sharing I wanted to share with you a secret of mine when it comes to applying eyeshadow. Before I start…DISCLAIMER time. Please take note this is just an old method that I’ve been using for my own self which I think is useful to be share out. It may or may not be your liking so don’t judge me 😛

Back to topic. Have you ever wonder how to do that perfect extended eyeshadow? Now you don’t have to wonder anymore. Below is a step by step pictorial and guide on how I normally do my two tone extended eyeshadow. It’s a lil trick that I picked up some time ago and has been practicing it since then. This mistake proof secret is the reason that I’m willing to do my eyeshadow every morning 🙂

It’s also a good time to review this Estée Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow palette GWP that was given to me during one of my purchases a few months ago. I’m going to use only 3 colors from the palette as numbered below.

First thing first, apply your usual eyeshadow primer all over your eyelid. In my case I’m using Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion #Original (UDPP). I normally apply slightly more on the crease cause even with UDPP, eyeshadow still smudge on me.

I used Ecotools Eyeshadow Brush and pick up #67 Lilac Whimsy (no. 1) from the palette and apply all over inner corner of my eyelid right until the 3/4 of the lid.

Take a tissue and fold it to a size you feel comfortable with. I’m using pop-up tissue which is slightly smaller than normal tissue.
Place the tissue inline with the tips of your nose, eye corner and eyebrow just like the picture below.

Take an angled eyeshadow brush and pick up #27 Purple Passion (no. 2) and fill the remaining 1/4 of the outer corner of the eyelid. Blend in near to the center with the color that you applied earlier on the inner corner. Use the tissue as a guide and you can of course apply “over” the tissue. That’s the purpose of placing a tissue there right?

Here’s how it looked like after applying the darker eyeshadow on the outer corner. Very unnatural but fret not.

Yes. The most important step is to BLEND. My Ecotools Blending Brush had gone kuku so I’m using highlighter brush to blend. The bristle is more similar to crease / blending brush. Make sure you use your proper blending brush ya.
Use the brush to pick up some loose powder. Not too much. Just a little will do and start blending those harsh line. Blend, blend , blend!

After blending, it is more natural right?
At this point of time I’d reapply the inner corner eyeshadow. Then I’d apply #30 Sugar Cuber (no. 3) under the brow as highlighter.

After this just continue with your usual eyeliner and mascara and you’re done!


What do you think about my lil secret? Is it useful for you as much as it is for me? If you are a professional you don’t need this. If you’re a newbie like me this method really save time.


25 thoughts on “Make Up Tips – Mistake Proof Two Tone Eyeshadow

      1. Before I can do anything, I must get a set of brushes first. Love your make up guide. You should blog about make up guide every now and then. Very useful for make up noob like me. Watching those make up gurus’ videos on Youtube is a pain.

          1. I look forward to more make up guide 🙂 you make applying eyeshadow seems like fun and easy. I like the angled brush. Why do we have to blend some loose powde? To soften the eyeshadow?

          2. It’s not hard really. Just need more practise 🙂

            Blending is to soften those harsh line. Loose powder is to make blending more easier and soften it too.

    1. Aiks? No no. Doing makeup on yourself and onto others is different hehe. Later when you’re too used to do makeup for others you cannot do it properly on yourself LOL!!

    1. Yes I do now. I’m not good with eyeliner AND the biggest problem I have now is I have happiness tears problem and that disturb my eyeliner sometimes.

      On the days when I was on Talika challenge…I skipped my mascara and with that I skipped my eyeshadow too. I still think it’s weird to have eyeshadow without mascara so that’s why. Since I skipped both eyeliner and eyeshadow and I have extra time…I did my eyeliner everyday so that I don’t look dull. I’m used to have eyeliner now so I drew it everyday except for occasional days where I’m really in the rush LOL

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  2. eye liners smudge too with tears? i am currently using ZA one. i think it is good, but I seldom tears when having make up, so not so sure of the tears smudge part… but overall, this ZA eyeliner dint smudge for a whole day, which i think it is quite good ^_^

  3. This a simple and neat trick. Thanks Fiona! I’ve trouble using eye liner because I just cannot draw close to my eyelids and the lines usually end up very fat…Epic fail. Also because I have oily eyelids, I tend to get panda eyes and that is not good sometimes when I have to attend meetings. Eye shadow is ok for now 🙂

    1. Try applying primer on the lid before. If you use powder, lightly swipe some powder on the lid too before you draw. After finished, use your finger and swipe on some powder all over eye lid and under eye. This should prevent smudging. And you should stay away from liquid eyeliner 🙂

  4. Thanks! Shall try over the weekends. Admittedly, eye make up is more complete and looks better with eye liner. Some time ago, I asked my auditor how she has such flawless and always in place eye make up. She mentioned briefly about using powder below the eye…Lol, now you explained in a more sensible manner.

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