Tutorial – How To Use Blush As An Eye Shadow

Smart hacks to follow to save yourself from throwing cash around on another palette

By Jyotsana Rao

There are a few makeup tricks and hacks like how to use blush as eye shadow that not only save products but also money. There is nothing harmful about it as the usage of these makeup items is multipurpose. The key is to get the technique right to graduate from beginner makeup skills to advanced. You can also use your liquid liner as a bindi, switch eye pencil and lip liner, and many more hacks.

It can get heavy and exhausting to carry multiple makeup items to fix that liner, eyeshadow, or, lipstick. If you think and work smart, it will not only save a lot of space but also help plan your makeup budget properly. Sometimes, regular eyeshadow palettes are highly pigmented, which makes them very thick and, in turn, weighs down the eyes by the end of the day. But if you love wearing it every day, a lighter and neater option would be to use blush to add just the right amount of color to your eyelids instead of looking like you have caked it.
We love our heavy makeup, but daily looks cannot always be that for many. However, remember to use a good primer before setting the blush in so that it lasts long and does not crease, crack, or fade over time. Also, pick shades that you are comfortable with, as the blushes have a lighter appearance.

What Do You Need To Do?

Step 1

Start with well moisturized and concealed under eyes. This is going to be the first step in any eye makeup irrespective of the time of day.

Step 2

The second thing will be filling your eyebrows. You have the options of pencil, powder or wax available in the market for the same. You can opt to fill the brows in the start like me or when you are done with creating the desired eye look.

Step 3

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Brush the hair of your eyebrows to set them in proper shape.

Step 4

Dot some eye makeup base on your eyelids and then blend. This step is important especially for people who have oily lids. No matter how lovely the eye makeup is, without a primer or base, the oil from the lids will ruin it all.

Step 5

The first shade of the blush that I have is a light peachy one. This is a good shade to be used all over the lid. This will instantly brighten your eye area and will make the whole face look bright and awake. This blush is from the Avon Simply Pretty range.

Step 6

You may pack it on with the brush provided with the blush or your regular eye makeup brush. I prefer the later. Patting the powder is a lot easier with the shader brush as compared to the blush brush.

Step 7

That is how it looks on the eyes—quite light but great for day wear.

Step 8

Now, taking the second blush shade, which is more of a pink with a little bit of peach undertones, sweep in the socket area. This step gives a more defined look to your eyes. The blush used is Maybelline Cheeky Glow in the shade Fresh Coral.

Step 9

You can see—the eyes are already looking fresher than before!

Step 10

It is time to apply a thin eyeliner. Gel eyeliners are hands down the best in terms of staying power and pigmentation. The one I am using here is from Maybelline.

Step 11

Extend your eyeliner brush upwards and outwards to achieve the perfect winged look. I like the line to be thin when it is winged. That suits me better. If you have hooded eyes, thick winged eyeliner will look better.

Step 12

We are done with the eyeliner here.

Step 13

Tight line your water line with a dark black kajal. I am using Loreal’s Kajal Magique.

Step 14

Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara to make your eyes appear wide and awake. Since it is a daytime look, you needn’t use an extra lengthening or volumizing mascara. I have just curled my eyelashes here without coating it with the mascara.

And that is the finished look!

You do not have to own every expensive make-up product and know how to use it to possess great make-up skills.

A make-up genius knows how to create the perfect look within a budget by using a limited number of items. They are fluent in make-up tricks and hacks, which will earn a spot in the in-crowd without burning a hole in the pocket.

This article teaches you how to use blush as an eye shadow — one of many such insider hacks. Try this useful trick without purchasing an expensive eye shadow palette and see how it works just as beautifully.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use bronzer as eyeshadow?

Yes. Using bronzer as an eyeshadow can add a subtle golden glow to your eyelids.

Can you wear blush without foundation as eyeshadow?

Yes. You can wear blush without foundation as an eyeshadow if you don’t have a lot of pigmentation and are going for a natural look.

What is the difference between blush and eye shadow?

Eyeshadows are generally more pigmented and heavier than blushes.

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Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She... more

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