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Beauty Trends: Super Easy, Sharp Edged Eyeshadow!

This week, I’ll be showing you how to update your eyeshadow technique in a matter of seconds! This look is a great alternative to winged eyeliner and looks instantly glam! The ‘sharp’ eyeshadow look is popular with many make-up artists and celebrities alike, with the Kardashians even sporting this look from time to time.

All you’ll need is a few shades of eyeshadow from the same colour family, two eyeshadow brushes (one large and fluffy for blending, and one flat smaller brush to pack on pigment) and a credit card (or something of that nature).

1. Prime your eyelids with an eyeshadow primer. I  also added MAC paint pot in Soft Ochre for a clean base, but you could use concealer.

2. Apply a beige or taupe eyeshadow to your entire lid and blend up into the crease and brow bone. I used Makeup Academy’s ‘Butter’ from their matte ‘Ever After’ palette.

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3. Using a flat, smaller brush, apply a darker shadow to the outer corner of your eyelid. Apply into the crease of your eyelid, too. Don’t worry about being messy – the important thing is to get the pigment on there. I used Makeup Academy’s ‘Truffle’ from their matte ‘Ever After’ palette.

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4. Get a credit card/a card from your wallet, and hold the card at an angle extending from the outer corner of your eye. You could also use a Post-It note (be careful not to get too close to your eye!).If you are using a card, you might want to clean it with an anti-bacterial wipe, since it may be covered in germs from being in your purse!

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5. Whilst holding the card to your face, use your other hand to apply more eyeshadow and fill in any gaps.

6. Take the card away, and use a fluffy blending brush and a light eyeshadow colour to blend any harshness on the brow bone away. Make sure not to blend the sharp edge you have just created!

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7. If you feel that you want the edge to be even sharper and cleaner, get a clean angled brush and use a small amount of concealer.

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8. Add mascara and kohl pencil eyeliner to your waterline.

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This look looks great with winged eyeliner too!

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