ROYAL ROUGE MAGAZINE 2019 JAN

royalrouge

Everything you need to know about the

5TYPES

OF

EYESHADOW

and how to use them

by Tamlyn Cumings

1. POWDER EYESHADOW

Also known as pressed powder

since the pigment is pressed and

compacted into containers, this is

probably the most common of the

types of eyeshadow, and the one

everyone is familiar with.

Pressed eyeshadow is great for

beginners and those a bit more

cautious when it comes to make-up

as they are super forgiving, easy to

blend, and come in various palette

sizes and combinations, giving you

the perfect shades to use together.

Opt for a matte or shimmery finish

(we recommend that more mature

ladies stay away from ones that are

super shimmery, as these highlight

fine lines) and apply with your

favorite make-up brush or your

finger. Just remember to be gentle

and not pull on the skin – and

blend, blend, blend.

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2. LIQUID EYESHADOW

You’d be forgiven for mistaking

liquid eyeshadow for lip gloss, as the

packaging and consistency is pretty

much identical. While they may

seem scary, they’re actually great

for those without a flair for make-up

as they are so easy to apply; simply

swish the wand over the lid, and

voila!

Just be warned that it does dry

pretty quickly, so you need to

move fast. A great use for liquid

eyeshadow is as the base for

powder or pigments as they will

stick to it, giving you a bolder look.

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3. CREAM EYESHADOW

This versatile formula is a pretty

great one as it offers bold hues that

are super easy to blend – just get

your finger out and go wild.

Cream eyeshadow does tend to

crease, so you need to be careful

with where you place it on the lid.

If you’re worried about this, apply a

primer first.

Again, they make a great base for

your powder shadows, but you may

want to avoid cream shadows in

very hot weather, as they can melt

– and make-up running down your

face is certainly not a good look!

As always, the beauty world

can be a complex one, so

you are certainly not alone

if you feel bombarded and

overwhelmed by the range

of choices you have when it

comes to products.

4. STICK OR CRAYON

EYESHADOW

These are ideal for keeping in your

handbag for touchups throughout

the day, as you don’t need a brush

to apply them, and they go on

super easily. They’re generally super

pigmented so the colour will really

pop, and they can even double up

as an eyeliner if you’re looking for

just a small pop of colour. Genius!

Just have a look at the eyeshadows out

there; not only are you having to select the

colours and brand you want, but they’ve also

decided to make eyeshadow in a variety of

consistencies, just to confuse us! Well, not

quite – there actually are some valid uses for

the different types of eyeshadow, and we’re

here to tell you about them and how to use

them. You’re welcome!

Photography by

Emmy

5. EYESHADOW

PIGMENTS

These are fantastic for their colour

range and boldness, but can be a

bit trickier and messier to apply. This

is similar to powder shadow, but is

far looser, so you definitely need a

primer for it to stick. Alternatively,

wet your brush before applying.

If you’re wanting to really stand

out, pigments will give you the best

colour intensity of the lot, but just

be careful not to drop pigment all

over the rest of your face!

20 ROYAL ROUGE / OCTOBER 2018 / ISSUU.COM/ROYALROUGEMAGAZINE

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