Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Want your eyeshadow to stay on ALL day? Heres how...

Do you ever notice that your eyeshadow starts to fall or fade by 3pm?

Do you have oily lids that wash away the vibrant colours you love to wear? Or Do you have dry lids that get even drier with powder shadows so nothing sticks?

The way to solve this problem is to use a base. There are several bases to choose from here are a couple I like.

1) Urban Decay's Primer Potion. - It goes on sheer and helps shadow stay put. A little goes a long way so simply use the applicator to dab a little on your lids, smooth out with your ring finger and then apply shadow. This is available at Sephora for approx $18.00 Cdn + tax.
** While I like this product and have a lot of friends that use it, it isn't my preferred base.


2) Mac Cosmetics Paint in Bare Canvas - This is a champagne colour with a little bit of shimmer. MAC’s Paint is a high tech eye shadow product that comes in a wide variety of shades. It has a creamy texture for easy application but then dries to a smooth, slightly shiny, reflective finish. The paints can be applied with a brush or just with your finger. Be careful not to try to apply to much at a time - A little goes a long way! You can buy this item at any MAC Cosmetics counter for approx $20.00 Cdn + tax.
** I use my Bare Canvas paint a lot on myself as well as models for photoshoots because it dries to a powder form but really seems to hold the shadows I put on top well. I also like the fact that it has a bit of shimmer because since I take it from the lid all the way to the brow bone it can act as a highlighter as well.
Note* while this shade works well on most skin tones it may show up lighter on some darker tones. Still a very pretty look in my opinion!


3) Gosh Cosmetics Waterproof Stick Eyeshadow in Love that beige. - Its silky and creamy eye shadow stick that's easy to apply. It has lasting quality that stays on for a long time without melting, therefore it is perfect for those that have problems with watery eyes. This product is a new type of eye shadow, ideal for athletes, as it is waterproof. Due to its high melting point, the eye shadow will keep well even in warm weather conditions. All shades have a very nice pearly effect. The creamy consistency is easy to apply on the eyelid. This item can be found exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart here in Canada for approx. $12.00 Cdn + tax.
** I love this stick! Its a cheaper option that works just as good as the mac paints for holding shadows on. I generally scribble this all over the lid all the way up to the brow bone and then use a flat brush to smooth and even it all out.
I haven't tried any of the other shade but I'm a huge fan of this line and I'm sure they are stunning.


So there you have it 3 different ways to help keep that shadow in place all day long. :)
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1 comments:

Organic Make Up on May 11, 2009 at 7:28 AM said...

These are some comprehensive guideline on some very useful products to keep the eye shadow stay whole day. I am sure many women out there would find this very helpful. :D

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