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Outer 'V' Help

When I apply a shade to my outer 'V' and then start to blend, it never maintains its shape and placement. It always just ends up looking like a blob on my outer lid. I have a suspicion I'm just over-blending it, but if I don't blend it to my comfort level, it looks very solid and line-y.


Any help would be appreciated!


I've been doing my make up for years but only recently delved more deeply into it. I'm very much an amateur and am still learning so be patient with me.

RE: Outer 'V' Help

use a small dense pencil brush to apply and sort of stamp the deep shade into the shape of the V and pack on the pigment; then take a very small blending brush and carefully and minimally blend out only the EDGES of that v but not completely. only blend until there is a slight gradient or โ€œfadeโ€ on the perimeters of the shape of the V. then use the same brush to apply a transition shade that is slightly lighter than that shade around and on top of those same edges that you just blended and blend a little further. continue to add transitions this same way until you are happy with the gradient and fade that is gradually created. after that, you can go back with the first dense brush and re-apply some of the first colour that is the deepest one to reinforce that shape.

RE: Outer 'V' Help

Thanks, I needed this tip.

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Great tip!

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You can also use concealer and or makeup remover on a q-tip and define the shape more prominently after! I do this quite frequently to help and maintain that beautiful v shape

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I had never even considered that! Thank you!!

Re: Outer 'V' Help

@Keyblader41996 To make it last longer or to help you more maybe you can use a pencil or kohl liner to sketch the v and then put eyeshadow on top and blend it out. I think it would help with the staying power. 

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Great suggestion.

Re: Outer 'V' Help

Thank you so much for the suggestion!

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