5 Ways To Make Eye Shadow Stay On All Day
I have collected over the years 5 ways to make your eyeshadow stay. These tricks are easy and they work. This has been a very expensive question for me as I have spent an ample amount of time and money to find the best way to keep my eye shadow from creasing and fading for years. After many trials and errors, I can finally say that I barely have any trouble keeping my eye shadow on. Let me share with you my secrets and hope all of you will no longer experience this cosmetic hassle.
1. Prepare a clean oil free base
Create a clean base for your eyeshadow to adhere to. This means having a clean and moisturized skin. Also powder your eyelid area to absorb the excess oil before applying eyeshadow.
2. Use an eyeshadow primer
Using an eyeshadow primer can not only prevent creasing and fading of the eyeshadow but also increase the intensity of the eyeshadow. My favourite high end primer is the Urban Decay Primer Potion and my favourite low end primer is the Elf eyeshadow primer for a fraction of the price. You can also substitute a primer with a good concealer.
3. Use a cream eyeshadow base
Another option is to use a cream eyeshadow base that has almost the same color as your eyeshadow. This allows the powder eyeshadow to adhere to the cream eyeshadow and also makes the eyeshadow appear highly pigmented.
4. Wet your eyeshadow
Using your eyeshadow wet will not only intensify the look but also prolong the wear of the eyeshadow. I like to spray the eyeshadow brush with a fine mist of water or contact lens solution and then dip the brush into the eyeshadow. Do not spray too much liquid or it will not only mess up the eyeshadow in the pan but also your eyeshadow look.
5. Spray water or makeup setting fix
Set your eyeshadow with mineral water, water or a makeup fix like MAC fix plus. This also gives a dewy finish to your skin.