Saturday, April 2, 2011

Choosing the right eyeshadow

There are a few different finishes that a shadow can have.
These include:

  • Sheer: This type of shadow comes in a pressed powder form, and will appear sheer on the lid. It will add just a hint of the color but will not be bold.
  • Matte: This type of shadow has no shimmer, sparkle, or metallic in it. It is just the plain color.
  • Shimmer: This type of shadow is a color that also has shimmer, sparkle or metallic in it.
There are also many different kinds of shadow that can give you once of those three finishes. They include:

  • Powder: The most common type of shadow used. Powder shadow comes pressed in a pan or pallet and stays firm in the pan until a finger or brush is used to pick up some of the powder

  • Cream: A creamy substance, the color may be matte or shimmery. Cream eye shadow is commonly used as a base for powder or loose eye shadow.

  • Baked shadow: Baked shadow is also pressed like a powder shadow, but it’s marbleized and baked in an oven. It can be used either dry or wet, and can sometimes have more than one color swirled in it.

  • Liquid: This type of shadow can also be matte or shimmery. Packaged in small tubes, this liquid color is applied with a sponge and dries quickly on the skin.

  • Pigment/Loose powder: Instead of being pressed, they are a loose powder and it is highly pigmented. They are applied with a shadow brush just like a pressed powder.

  • Pencils: Pencil eye shadows are a newer shadow. They are normally a cream type shadow that comes in the form of a pencil. These are normally used for the same thing as the cream shadow; as a base for powder or loose eye shadow.

Hope this post was helpfull

With Love,

Chique and Glam


  1. Great powder summary :) The post was helpful!

  2. I really like this post. Good summaries!


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