This TikTok hack will have you blending your eyeshadow like a pro

A blessing from the beauty gods

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / July 05 2021

We don’t know about you, but when it comes to blending eyeshadow, sometimes we just can’t seem to get our sh*t together. 

Whether we’re in a rush out the door or the eyeshadow formula we’re using just doesn’t cut it – patchy eyeshadow is usually all that’s on the menu and we just have to live with it.

But no more. 

Thanks to TikTok (AKA home of the humble beauty hack), we’re finally getting this blending thing down. 

Tarte Cosmetics TikTok account boasts a wealth of handy makeup hacks, but it was their innovative eyeshadow application technique for an expertly blended finish that really caught our eye.

The technique in question? Well, it might sound too good to be true, but all it takes is applying a palette of eye shadow colours in vertical stripes across the lid. Simply focus darker shades on the outer corner and lighter colours towards the centre and inner corner of the lid to create a gradient effect. 

Next, blend using light-handed sweeping motions with your favourite fluffy blending brush and you’re done. 

Literally, that’s it.

Now we know what you’re thinking: Yes, that all seems easy enough when a makeup artist is doing it, but what about an unskilled individual such as myself?

Well, thankfully, the hack has fallen into the hands of TikTokers who, just like us, have issues perfecting their blend and honestly, the results are just as stunning. 

TikToker and makeup hack guinea pig @prisciladerosa absolutely bodied the challenge with a bronzed smokey eye that she blended out in mere minutes. Iconic to say the least.

There is hope for us after all.

Want more TikTok hacks to sink your teeth into? You can ditch your razor thanks to this TikTok hair removal hack.

Main image credit: @allanface

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).