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Disappearing eyeshadow...


ok ladies...I am tan colored and whenever I wear eye makeup (no matter what brand) it seems to soak into my skin and after a few hours you can't see any color on my eyelids at all! My sister recently told me that she was told that primer for our eyelids would help alleviate this problem. Do any of you do this? What products would you recommend?
Nov 24, 2007 @ 10:48 pm

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cream eye shadow

Mmmm...I'm not sure what it's called but Mac (and Lancome) sells this cream eye shadow thing that you can wear alone or underneath an eye shadow powder. I bought a neutral colour from Mac and then I apply eye shadow over it. I find it helps the eye shadow stay on my lids for a few hours. Generally, if I'm wearing eye shadow, I'd put it in my purse for touch up later. Eye shadows don't like me either, but I do find the cream works well.

I would also love to hear other ppl suggestions on this!! :D
Nov 25, 2007 @ 01:46 am
Feisty Redhead

primer is my best friend!

Well the primer I love the most is not available anymore because it was from an e-tailer who went out of business earlier this year. But I also like Mary Kay's eye primer and Urban Decay's Primer Potion. You just use a tiny bit of any of them and gently dab it onto your lids, let it set for a few seconds to dry and then apply shadow as usual.

Good cream shadows can work well as a "primer" too but only if they have good staying power on their own already. Maybelline Cool Effects is a great one but it was discontinued. You might still be able to find it in dollar stores though.

And this might sound crazy but the Mary-Kate & Ashley line of cosmetics has excellent quality. I have not tried any of their cream shadows yet but I would be willing to give them a try the next time I'm in the market for it - I've used a lot of their products and really like them. And heck if it doesn't work out you've only spent a couple dollars so it won't be a big loss. :)
Nov 25, 2007 @ 11:04 am
Ali de Bold

MAC Paint

try a neutral MAC Paint underneath your eyeshadow to lock the color in place. This is also great for helping to avoid those dreaded eyeshadow creases after a long day.
Nov 25, 2007 @ 05:40 pm


....thanks for the tips ladies! :o)
Nov 26, 2007 @ 12:09 am
make-up junkie

MAC Paint and Face Atelier

I'm with Ali - MAC Paint in Untitled or Bare Canvas are really great neutral bases. They are water resistant and crease resistant and give intensity to the pigment. I've also just discovered Face Atelier Transforming Gel that when mixed with powder or cream shadow turns into a paint and doesn't crease and becomes water-resistant. You can also turn your shadow into a liquid liner. The colour is also intensified and this also works really well with loose pigment powders. I used it all week during my Pink Beauty week and the shadows stayed on all day, night, sweat, whatever! :) The gel isn't a primer. I still apply my MAC paint first for extra backup :) But on its own it still works. What I do is apply shadow to my brush then mix it with the transforming gel then apply to the eye. If it's a loose shadow I mix a little drop of gel with loose pigment into the lid or a container and mix. Seems like a lot of work but it is worth it. You can only purchase this online at www.faceatelier.com but I know Make Up Forever has a similar product.
Nov 28, 2007 @ 12:02 am

Merci beaucoup!

Thanks for the expert opinion Make-up Junkie! :o)
Nov 28, 2007 @ 09:33 am

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