Creating different eye makeup looks is one of the best ways to show your creativity and add some drama to your look. And eyeshadow plays a crucial role in eye makeup looks. There’s so much more to creating perfect eye makeup looks than just applying the color on your lids. The most important aspect of creating a perfect eye makeup look is having killer blending skills, considering blending forms a base for a flawless eye makeup look. However, when it comes to creating different eye makeup looks, it’s not just blending skills or the choice of makeup brushes that matter, the choice of eyeshadow also plays a crucial role in creating pro-level eye makeup looks.
Much like any other makeup product, eyeshadow also comes in a variety of textures and formulations, which only makes it more difficult and confusing for everyone when it comes to purchasing eyeshadow palettes. While it can be a tad bit intimidating, it doesn’t mean you should chicken out or just give up on the idea of taking your eye makeup game to another level. Like always, we are happy to help, and to make things a lot easier for you, we have put together a list of commonly available eyeshadow formulas that will make you understand what kind of eyeshadow you should invest in.
Powder eyeshadows are perhaps the most commonly available eyeshadows in the market. These eyeshadows are either sold as singles or together in one palette featuring different shades. Powder eyeshadow is a perfect choice for those who are new to eye makeup, considering it is super easy to apply and blend. You can find powder eyeshadows in different textures and finishes, including matte, shimmer, satin, etc. Also, you can create a variety of eye makeup look using powder eyeshadows, no matter if you are a beginner or a pro.
One should also consider their skin type when it comes to purchasing eyeshadows. Which brings us to the point, if you have dry skin, you should invest in cream eyeshadows as they have super soft and creamy textures that are super easy to apply and blend. Additionally, cream eyeshadows can be super long-lasting, and they deliver an excellent color payoff, making these perfect to create dramatic eye makeup looks. Also, you don’t need to take too much eyeshadow on the brush; just a little amount of it will be more than enough. People with oily lids should always apply primer first before using creamy eyeshadows to keep things from getting messy.
Unlike cream and powder eyeshadows, eyeshadow pigments don’t come in a pressed form, in fact, these are loose powdered eyeshadows that are usually sold in tiny jars or bottles. Although these eyeshadows look pretty intense when applied on the lids, it can be a bit difficult to blend them. Therefore, if you are a beginner, you should probably avoid using eyeshadow pigments until you have got the hang of things. You should always apply this eyeshadow using a packed eyeshadow brush, and it’s better to take just a tiny amount of eyeshadow on the brush.
Liquid eyeshadows are a simpler version of eyeshadow pigments minus the mess, which makes them a more suitable option. These eyeshadows are usually sold in metallic and shimmery finishes. The product comes in a bottle with a built-in wand applicator. The applicator is one of the best features of this product as it allows precise application of the eyeshadow. Additionally, liquid eyeshadows deliver intense color pay off, and they settle onto the skin really well, and are, therefore, more long-lasting. People with dry or mature skin should avoid using liquid eyeshadows as they can settle into the lines and creases.