If you're an eye makeup kinda person, you probably know the importance of the Transition shade. If your eyemake were a movie, where your lid and crease colours are your lead roles, the transition colour would play a supporting character. Not as important as the lead, but aids making the lead look better, adding necessary comic timing, advice etc. Without the supporting cast, the mains sort of die away sometimes.
Same with a transition shade. If you like your smokey eyes, and I know I do - the transition colour is your best friend.
What is it?
Typically a shade or two darker than your skintone it helps blend out the darker crease colour and gives your eyes that effortless gradient of colour. Ofcourse this is the case with more natural eye looks - bare in mind.
The two I have here are Buck from the Urban Decay Naked Palette - a matte brown and Inglot's 357 Matte. I use them more than I realize, truth be told. Immediately after I put on my primer/paintpot I place this colour on my crease and upwards, its so automatic that I don't need to think. (I'm talking about neutral eyes, when you're using colours, it changes if you want it too)
A blending brush, ofcourse. I like MAC's 217, but really.. who doesn't? It does all the work for you, a lazy persons dream.
What exactly does it do?
^ read above movie reference. It makes everything better.
Even when you use darker colours like black or dark blue, this helps blend out the edges and make everything look seamless.
So, do you believe in the wonder of the transition shade?