Today I'm bringing you the latest instalment of my Beauty Hacks series!
So my last post in this series was about making custom eyeliners out of pigments and eye drops (which you can check out here). Today, I'm going to teach you how to make your own custom foiled shadow! Get eyeshadow looks like the one I created here!
|Here, I have custom made foil eyeshadow on my lids!|
Foiled eyeshadows are slowly making their way onto the market, with brands such as Stila, Makeup Revolution and Australis all having their own versions. As there are both high end and drugstore alternatives, you might just want to go out and buy a proper foiled eyeshadow. But, in case you don't, I am here to help!
What is a foiled eyeshadow? An eyeshadow that is foiled has more of a metallic finish than other shimmery eyeshadows. As the name may suggest, they kind of look like tin foil! They also have a high impact shine, more noticeable than other shadows. Personally, I absolutely love the look that foiled shadows create! I'm one for very dramatic looks (in case you didn't notice), so they really are perfect for me. If, however, you are a fan of lighter makeup though, you can sweep them lightly across the lid to achieve your desired look. I love the Makeup Revolution version and should be doing a review very soon!
So all you have to do to create your very own foiled shadow is, much like creating your own liner, just mix a pigment with some eye drops or another kind of mixing medium (something like Mac Fix Plus). You want to mix the two together until you obtain a thickish paste, which you can pack all over the lid. This will apply best with a synthetic flat brush, to give an opaque layer of a gorgeous foil shine!
The best part of this trick is that you can use any kind of pigment you want to create this look! Any colour will do! So dig out all those old, unused pigments for a fresh new look!
Let me know what you guys think! If you try this yourself, don't forget to send me a picture (firstname.lastname@example.org) to put on the Makeup Looks page here at Starrzbeauty!
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