TBD Decodes Different Types Of Eyeshadows And Its Variants
For me, my eyeshadow palette ranks only second to the humble kajal stick as my go-to savior when I want to make my eyes look striking instead of weary. The best part of being an eyeshadow pro is that you can wear a new shade for every occasion! So many pretty colours, it's so difficult choosing just one ;)
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But are you new to the world of makeup? Confused among the different types of eyeshadows available in the market? Or just can't help but notice that your eyelids look dull and droopy by the time you return home after a long day at work, which is proof enough that the product you're using is not serving its purpose. The Brunette Diaries is here with the much-needed summary about the different types of eyeshadows so that you can make the right choice!
Tired of changing products but nothing seems to stay on longer into the night? Maybe it's time to switch from powder shadows to thick cream-based ones. The good part about such eyeshadows is that they are available in both matte and shimmery textures, you could blend two or more colours for a more dramatic look; plus, you don't need any special applicators as your fingers are pretty much enough.
These eyeshadows come in small tubes and work pretty much like cream eyeshadows. Liquid eyeshadow dries fast and is supposed to be blended with a beauty blender to get the desired look. Plus you could also use them as concealers or as a base for powder eyeshadows! How cool is that! The drawback of this is that it tends to crease easily just like the cream ones, not making it a good option for oily skin. They are also difficult to find and are available in a lesser range of colours as compared to its powder counterparts.
Eyeshadow sticks or crayons are easy-to-use, vibrant coloured pen-like tools that offer maximum coverage in a lesser time. Painting your eyelids feels just like adding colour to a picture. They do not need an applicator, can be blended easily, are easy-to-carry and also double up as colourful eyeliner sticks. Two-in-one!
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The most commonly used form of eyeshadows are the ones that come in powder form, compressed in a small container. This is a perfect choice for oily skin as they are drier and less likely to crease. They are easy to apply and are economical as they usually come in an entire palette of pretty colours unlike the cream and crayon ones that are heavy on the pocket. You can also find loose powder eyeshadows; the only difference being the fact that they are not compressed into a palette and are generally available in shimmery textures.
Know about the different finishes that you can obtain by using an eyeshadow. TBD advises you to stack up on all the variants because…one was never enough!
As the name suggests, this kind of eyeshadow gives a classy, matte finish. It basically is devoid of any shimmer and is plain colour that makes a striking effect if a generous amount of it is applied. Blindly trust a matte eyeshadow for your everyday office look as it adds just the right amount of colour needed in a professional setting.
These eyeshadows are your best bet if you just want to add a tinge of colour to your eyelids without making it too obvious that you've put on makeup. They help your eyes look brighter on days when you feel sleepy and worn out. Head for this if you're a fan of nude makeup or the no-makeup look.
Heading for a party and think that just plain color for your eyelids won't complement your sexy LBD? Then, my dear friend, what you're looking for is called a shimmer eyeshadow. It brings a shimmery and shiny feel to your eyes along with colour. It is a must for evenings when you're in need of a strong eye makeup game; just swipe your lid with some of this glittery powder and make your eyes one of the catchiest elements of your look!
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Now that you've gathered all the possible information on the different types of eyeshadows and its variants, it's time to choose what suits you best. Never have a dull eye moment, girl!