Easy to Blend Powdered Shadows
If you're looking for eyeshadows that are easy to layer, blend and smudge, powdered options will be the ideal choice for your beauty needs. The majority of powdered shadows are pressed into palettes, making them very neat and easy to apply with a sponge applicator or a brush
. A small number of powdered shadows are loose and are best swept on with brushes. These formulas are a little messier, but they can make it easier to adjust the amount of shadow that you use. This way, you can get bolder results with powdered shadows.
Long-Lasting, Vibrant Shadow Options
Want vivid color or an eyeshadow look that will last better throughout the day? Cream-based eyeshadows will provide the results that you desire. These shadows are richly pigmented and not as sheer as powdered shadows, allowing them to deliver more dramatic color results. The creams adhere to the lids fully, so they are less likely to fade during the day. It can be more difficult to layer and blend two or more cream shadows, so some people like to use them with powdered shadows to create different effects.
Considering Shadow Finishes
As you shop for shadows, you'll want to consider more than just color, as the type of finish of eyeshadow also affects the look of your eye makeup
. Matte finish eyeshadows have no shine and provide pure, bold color. Shimmer or frost shadows leave behind a touch of shine, while glitter shadows have a large amount of sparkle.
Starting Shadow Application Strong
To increase the staying power of your eyeshadow, you can begin application by applying an eye primer
. These formulas help powdered and cream-based shadows apply evenly to the skin and remain in place all day.
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