As I’ve previously mentioned on this blog, the makeup industry can be a labyrinth for quite a few people. Hopefully with the series of posts with the Makeup 101 tag, I have been helping you to master this labyrinth!
Today I really want to focus on eyeshadow products. I’m going to go through the different types of products, how is best to use them and what to avoid.
- Can come in loose or compact form.
- Loose powders are very easy to apply when mixed with a cream base or setting liquid.
- Many powder products have a high pigment pay off (test this by swatching on your hand).
- Cream products can come in compact, liquid or stick form.
- Very good for dry skin types/scaley lids.
- Avoid if you are naturally oily.
- Highly blend able.
- Remember to apply after you have primed with foundation or primer.
- Cream shadow is best to set with a loose pigment over the top, this can be a translucent power or a pigment that matches the shadow. This is mainly used for longevity.
- Darker shades absorb light, great for contouring the eye.
- Used mainly to create depth.
- Great for photographic use.
- Great for mature skin.
- Not ideal for oily skin.
- May require regular touch ups.
- Not ideal for television purposes.
- Can irritate sensitive eyes as it can feel quite heavy.
- Available in compact, liquid & stick form.
- These can give off a low key shine to a high metallic finish.
- Can be used as a highlighter.
- VEGANS – always check the ingredients list as these types of products may contain fish scales.