So today I felt like some really light colourful makeup, and I came up with the idea to use sort of pastel colours for that. I used mostly Makeup Geek eyeshadows. I believe the only deviation from those is the Essence WOW it’s Orange! pigment. I am a little surprised at how much I am enjoying this product. When I bought, I thought it was a fun colour but not a very versatile one, given how really bright it is. I was wrong though :). I ended up reaching for it way more often than expected.
Since I have used only matte colous for this makeup, perhaps this post is an excellent opportunity to share some thoughts and advice, just small tricks I have found out in the course of time that work well (for me).
As you know, a general “problem”, or better said complication, of using matte eyeshadows is that they tend to be quite powdery. Packing them on the lid, or blending them well, can therefore cause some frustration. Matte eyeshadows “like” to stick to something. I find that most eyeshadow bases are not sticky enough for that, once they soak up in the skin. In my experience, the best and cheapest solution are creamy pencils or gel liners used as a base. Some people use those immediately as an e/s base, but for me that doesn’t work. I have oily lids and the result of applying this technique would be creasing after 2 hours. So, if you are like me, just apply your e/s base before the base for the matte colours you’d like to use. I know, it’s an extra step in the routine, but believe me, it “seals the deal”!
Naturally, for dark matte colours go for a dark base (black pencil or gel liner for instance). Light matte e/s, on the other hand, like a white base. It not only helps the e/s stick better to the lid but it also makes the colours pop and look much brighter. The champion in white bases, for me personally, is the NYX JEP in Milk. Light matte e/s simply LOVE this baby!
I have gone through enough frustration to tell you that I will never use a light matte e/s without the NYX Milk pencil, or something comparable, ever again!
Apropos, I recently obtained the Essence eye base which is meant specifically as a base for pigments. It feels quite sticky upon application, so it seems promising, but I will test it more extensively, and let you know what I think about it later on.
And now to the makeup:
- Essence I love stage e/s base
- NYX JEP Milk
- Essence pigment WOW it’s Orange!
- MUG e/s Simply Marlena
- MUG e/s Poolside
- MUG e/s Peacock
- MUG e/s Appletini
- MUG e/s Beaches and Cream
- Essence eyeliner pen
- Essence crystal eyeliner Sparkling Purple
- Max Factor Wild Mega Volume volumising mascara (for some sparkle :))
I hope you like the look, and found the info in this post at least a tiny bit useful… would make my day! 🙂
P.S. Btw, it will probably be quiet around here the next week, as I will be away (going to visit my family, yaaay :D). I will probably be more active on facebook, so check that out for the latest news…which will hopefully feature a long-awaited Inglot visit and haul!!!!