For starters mineral eyeshadow will come in a small jar usually with a sifter. The sifter is there so only a little bit of mineral eyeshadow is available at one time-- a little goes a long way. When you buy a jar there will be a sticker that covers the little holes in the sifter just remove it the first time you want to apply it.
If you've never worked with mineral eyeshadow there are a tips and trick to applying it. There are a few makeup brushes that work really well with mineral eyeshadow, depending on the type of application. Don’t worry it’s easy to apply once you have the hang of it.
Mineral eyeshadow work best with a base or primer of some type -- liquid or cream. There are a few really good makeup bases or primers depending on the brand. Orglamix watercolor primer works well because not only can you use it on your eye lid to keep your makeup in place you can also use it on your face to help your foundation stay as well. Who doesn’t love a mulit-tasker?
To apply mineral eyeshadow, take a little bit on the makeup brush and tap a little back on to the lid of the jar. A small amount of mineral eyeshadow on the brush goes a long way. Then with the flat side of the makeup brush, lightly pat the color onto your eye lid. With a little experimentation, you'll see some colors have more pigment than others, so test each color on the back of your hand so you know what to expect.
Mineral makeup beginners will try and swipe it on like you would if using pressed eye-shadows. This will not work for loose mineral eyeshadow--as it will end up all over your face as well as your eye lid. The best tip ever for applying mineral eyeshadow is to just pat your color on -- in layers-- adding more color as desired. When it’s time to blend then you wipe, but not back and forth like window wipers, you get it muddied up. You blend it going from the inner eye to the outer eye lid. Blending it so there is no lines that show one color to the next unless that is the look you are going for.
Typically with mineral eyeshadows, you apply the midtone shade on the lid as a base first, then apply the darkest shade, over the midtone shade in the crease to contour and add the lightest shade on the browbone to highlight. Play around with it, as it takes a little bit of working with mineral eyeshadow to get to used to how to apply it. Once you have applied your second color you a wipe it a little bit to blend the colors, you don’t want strips of color you want one color to flow into the next. Don’t forget you want to go with colors that complement each other.
The right tools really do make a difference when it comes to applying mineral eyeshadow. It all depends on the finished result, classic and controlled, sexy and smoldering eye or everything in between. We've listed our best-selling eyeliner brushes: Eco Chic Eyeshadow Brush , Smokey Eye Pencil Brush + Eco Chic Crease Brush.
Easily correct eyeshadow mistakes with a cotton swab and a little water or makeup remover. Cotton swabs are perfect for spot correcting smudges or smears around the eye area without disturbing the rest of your make up. Don't fret, mistakes happen.
If you're not use to wearing several shades of mineral eyeshadow at once, try this simple, yet seductive look. Try using one shade of mineral eyeshadow mixed with white. Mix one part white + one part any color and apply the medium toned eyeshadow from the lash line to just above the crease. Use the color alone (no white), the darkest shade near the lash line. Mix 2 parts white + one part any color + apply the lightest one all over the lid.
First choose the correct palette for your eye color then apply the shadows above from the darkest to the lightest. Start with the deepest shade at the lash line and blend upwards, then use the medium accent shade just above the crease and finally use the lightest shade at the brow bone and in corners of eyes to highlight.
It's that easy! The key to perfect smokey eyes is to blend, blend, blend! Blending creates that perfect gradation so shadows never look streaky.
Foiling is a unique technique created by makeup artists that involves applying mineral eyeshadow shades wet for a brilliant, high-sheen effect. With an exciting assortment of loose, mineral eye colors, Orglamix provides endless imagination. You can transform any of our highly concentrated 100% natural, pure mineral eyeshadows into colorful, new creations in a wink. It's simple to create your own unique, full and intensely bright, one-of-a-kind color eyeshadows at your fancy.
Follow these simple steps to get a foiled eye:
Once you've decided which mineral eyeshadow colors to use, eyeshadow application is easy as 1-2-3. Not sure which mineral eyeshadow are best for your eyes? The Orglamix Get the Look mineral eyeshadow kits provide great color inspiration from classic and chic eye looks to bohemian and whimsical glances to striking avant garde stares. Still uncertain on eyeshadow application? One of our lovely makeup artists will be happy to assist you.