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Darkness and Light: Black and White Shadow Look
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I might just do this myself!
This is a simple, gorgeous look that’s also incredibly dramatic because it pairs a deep dark matte black with a pearl-white. You can wear this even if you have an undefined crease as this shape follows the socket bone rather than the crease, but it’s going to take some practice to make sure both eyes are even.
DO:
1. Apply black pencil or gel liner as a base to lay down a shape first as you can clean up easily with a Q-tip and some makeup remover. This will also ensure that the black shadow goes on opaque, which is the key to this look.
2. Check if the white shadow you are using is very pigmented/opaque or quite sheer. If it is very sheer and shimmery, it’s best to apply a white base underneath like NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. If it’s quite opaque and strong, then it’s ok to just use a flesh-colored or transparent primer.
3. Blend between the black and white shades slightly so you don’t get a harsh cut-off line. Reverse-panda eyes are not cute.
4. Smoke out the edges of the black slightly so the lines are not harsh, but also don’t over-blend as you don’t want to end up with grey shadow or a Black Swan look.
5. Wear plenty of mascara. The black shadow is so strong that your lash line might just disappear otherwise. 
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[Photo source: eyeshadowlipstick.com]

Darkness and Light: Black and White Shadow Look

—-

I might just do this myself!

This is a simple, gorgeous look that’s also incredibly dramatic because it pairs a deep dark matte black with a pearl-white. You can wear this even if you have an undefined crease as this shape follows the socket bone rather than the crease, but it’s going to take some practice to make sure both eyes are even.

DO:

1. Apply black pencil or gel liner as a base to lay down a shape first as you can clean up easily with a Q-tip and some makeup remover. This will also ensure that the black shadow goes on opaque, which is the key to this look.

2. Check if the white shadow you are using is very pigmented/opaque or quite sheer. If it is very sheer and shimmery, it’s best to apply a white base underneath like NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. If it’s quite opaque and strong, then it’s ok to just use a flesh-colored or transparent primer.

3. Blend between the black and white shades slightly so you don’t get a harsh cut-off line. Reverse-panda eyes are not cute.

4. Smoke out the edges of the black slightly so the lines are not harsh, but also don’t over-blend as you don’t want to end up with grey shadow or a Black Swan look.

5. Wear plenty of mascara. The black shadow is so strong that your lash line might just disappear otherwise.

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[Photo source: eyeshadowlipstick.com]

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