Stop making these common eye shadow mistakes

Wearing makeup is a remarkable way to attract attention to your eyes. When done right, eye shadow can make your pretty peepers look deeper, brighter and larger. Unfortunately, a lot of things can undermine stellar results. Even if you've been doing your makeup for years, there's always room for improvement.
Investing in a good priming product is money well spent. Primer increases longevity, makes blending colors effortless, and reduces the likelihood of midday creasing. Quality tools make a big difference, too. Fluffy brushes blend colors and diffuse harsh edges. Read on to learn how to avoid the most common application mistakes.
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Forgetting to blend your eye shadow
There are many outstanding products on the market that make doing your eye makeup easier. A blending brush is designed to diffuse pigment, so that your eye makeup doesn't look patchy. Even if you apply cream or powder eye shadow with your finger, use a brush to clean up the edges.
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Skipping eye shadow primer
Eye shadow primer makes it easier to apply and blend pigment. It also helps the color stay on longer and look truer. To avoid patchiness, prime your eye area completely, and allow the primer to dry before you apply pigment.
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Using concealer instead of eye shadow primer
Numerous people make this mistake, including makeup influencers. While concealer may cover small imperfections on the face, it often contains emollients to make the product blend smoothly. Using concealer on your lids can make an unwanted eye shadow crease. Stick with eye shadow primer for the best results.
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Applying eye makeup before foundation
It can be tempting to apply your eye makeup before doing your base. Many beauty fans do their eye makeup first, so they can sweep away shadow fallout below their eyes. Unfortunately, it can make it difficult to apply your foundation close to your brows or under-eye area.
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Using a makeup brush to apply shimmer shadows
As lovely as shimmer shadow is, it doesn't adhere to a brush very well. If you attempt to sweep the product onto your lid, you'll probably end up with sparkles everywhere. Avoid the mess by patting shimmer shadow onto the lid with your finger.
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Not blending shadow all the way into the lash line
Here's a case where a brush makes a big difference. To create a seamless look, apply eye shadow with a small flat brush. The bristles will make it easier to blend the pigment into the upper lash line.
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Using too many shadows at once
Big, bold eye shadow palettes are fun to play with, but it's easy to go overboard if you're not careful. The more colors you apply, the harder it is to blend them successfully. The combination below looks patchy, and blending would result in an unflattering shade. While there's no hard-and-fast rule about using numerous colors, you'll achieve the best results by using no more than three.
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