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Face with a Heart Makeup Application Tutorials – Eye Shadow Base /Corrector/ Primer

This week, Makeup Gourmet Chris Scott, continues his
 new series of how-to makeup video tutorials. Eye shadow base, eye corrector and eye primer in one!

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Before applying any makeup to the skin, it is important to prep the area to maximize the efficacy and longevity of the eye makeup. The correct eye shadow base provides this service.

When it comes to wearing eye makeup well, there are some natural pitfalls:

• Natural eyelid discoloration can alter the desired color effect
• Constant movement of the eye (blinking) creates creasing of eye makeup
• Natural skin oils can dissolve/crease the eye makeup

Eye shadow base is applied to minimize all of these pitfalls.


The purpose of eye shadow base is to:

• Neutralize discoloration of the eyelid
• Create a brighter appearance to the eyelid
• Support and maintain the true color of the eye makeup
• Prevent creasing, fading of eye makeup

There are many types of eye shadow base (also known as primers) on the market, but the best eye shadow base (also known as primers) on the market, but the best eye shadow base is one that accomplishes all
of the above in one product.

By doing every step of your makeup application in this specific manner, people see less makeup and more you. That is the point, to be authentically beautiful.

eye shadow base tutorial blog post


Note: This series of video tutorials is organized in a specific order of application. It is not necessary to do every step when you do your makeup but I do suggest you follow the order of the videos and skip the steps that don’t apply to you.

Please let me know if this blog was of value to you and share your own Authentic Beauty Makeup tips in the comments box below. I would love to hear how you get on trying this new method of makeup application – tell me how useful you find the tutorials and how you found the results. You can also use the comments box to tell me what interests and concerns you when it comes to which makeup colors to choose. Please let me know so I can fashion future blogs that are relevant and interesting to you.

Want to know more? My new book, Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup is available on Amazon now.


Chris Scott
23rd March 2015

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of the wonderfully visual ‘how to’ book Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup (2014), as well as Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup (2003).

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott

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