PREPARATION

Before starting, you ensure your hands and nails are well cleaned. File your nails if necessary, so that there are no snags. By doing this you prevent damages on the face and risk of infection.

Always work using clean materials (sponges, brushes, spatulas, water bowls) and change the water regularly.

Get the subject to put on any clothes beforehand that have to be put on over the head. Protect your models clothing with a hairdressing cape or a towel.

By playing with light and dark eye shadow colours you can give the eye an ideal shape. The general rule is: light brings things into prominence, dark makes them recede.
In principle, you apply a light-coloured eye shadow to the upper eyelid, a dark colour in the eye fold and a light colour to the eyebrow arch.

Apply the light colour first using the brush and touch up with a latex sponge.

The dark colours (for instance, in the fold of the upper eyelid) you apply after this.

Hint: if the eyes are deep-set, you first add a light colour eye shadow. Then apply a dark colour to the eyebrow arch - not up to the eyebrow - to make it appear to recede.