Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Quick Tip: How to make glitter in eyeshadows show up on the lid

Just like the duochrome eyeshadows that I posted a quick tip about earlier, glittery eyeshadows work really well on top of colored bases.

It can be quite tricky to get the sparkles in shadows like MAC Beauty Marked or MAC Black Tied to show up if you apply it on top of a regular primer/base. You have to pack it on and even then, the eyeshadow doesn't look like it does in the pan.
The trick is: a colored base!
Black Tied works best over a black base and while Beauty Marked works well that way too, it also looks great over a red or purple base like MAC Flammable paint (DC) or MAC Royal Hue s/s (DC) or the Mehron aquacolors.

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1: ArtDeco eyeshadow base
2: MAC Blacktrack f/l. Any black eyeliner/creme shadow/aqua color will give the same effect.


Crissy said...

Ooh thanks! I love the way beauty marked turned out. Sooo pretty.

Sofie (Zoffe) Sørensen said...

You're welcome! :) Beauty Marked isn't anything special on it's own IMO but it's really gorgeous when layered over something else :)

Whit said...

such a great tip! thanks!!

Sofie (Zoffe) Sørensen said...

You're welcome Whit! :)


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