You have no idea how many metallic shadows I’ve purchased in the name of trying to achieve a highly pigmented foil effect on my lids. I still haven’t gotten there 100%, but the closest to date is an attempt to get regular-wear drugstore eye shadows to pack on the pigment and last all day. What’s the trick?
Before I get on with this hack, I’d like to dedicate this post to Juvy of Plump Cheeks. Reading her blog and meeting her in person got me so amazed at her level of shadow skills. Girl can create a metallic lid like you wouldn’t believe, and that was the inspiration for this entry. Now, the trick to a “foil-ier” lid:
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow! I’ve had this pot for quite some time now, and I pretty much forgot about it already. Last Sunday, I was shopping the stash, and it occurred to me that a neutral brownish-gray could do with a revamp. Plus, I’d get more use out of it before it dries up on me. Step 1: Use a neutral, long-wear cream shadow as a base color and shadow primer.
Step 2: To further neutralize the cream shadow’s own color (optional), apply a lightly-colored metallic eye shadow powder over the entire lid. The pigments will stick to the cream base like a magnet and cover most .
Step 3: Build the foil by adding a darker metallic. Contour and blend away.
*BTW, the palette used for this entry is an old L’Oreal travel exclusive I got from Duty Paranaque.