Nothing makes your eyes pop more than the right eye shadow. But what is the right eye shadow? Cream, pressed powder, loose powder and don’t even get me started on crayon. It is enough to make anyone dizzy. Let’s talk about all things eye shadow and try to demystify your eye shadow options.
Press Powder Eye Shadow
Pressed powder eye shadow is an oldie but a goodie, this makeup classic is the most common type of eye shadow. This go to product comes in matte and pearl finishes. Easy to apply, you can use a brush, a finger or a sponge. While it is great for all skin types, if you have oily skin, it should be your go too product since it will help reduce those unsightly creases.
Cream Eye Shadow
Cream eye shadow is great for dry skin, its dewy finish can helps lend moisture to the skin, while on oily skin cream eye shadow can cause creases. It generally lasts longer than powder eye shadow. The creamy texture makes it a little easier to blend multiple colors together than pressed powder eye shadow. It is available in all finishes and it is your main option if you want that awesome glitter look.
Loose Powder Eye Shadow
Loose powder eye shadow comes in dynamic colors and are usually glittery or metallic. Best applied with a brush, its loose texture makes it versatile. Not only can you apply it to your eyes but anywhere on your body you want to add a little extra sparkle. While it has a great look, it is definitely not for beginners. That versatile texture makes loss powder eye shadow tricky to apply, it has a terrible habit of coming off the brush and falling onto your flawless foundation.
Eye Shadow Crayon / Eye Shadow Sticks
Eye shadow crayon is relatively new to the eye shadow landscape. It is like press powder eye shadow and lip liner had a love child. Eye shadow crayon can be used like traditional eye shadow , eye liner or for eye contouring. The pencil like delivery gives you great control over application that you can’t get with any other eye shadow.