Not everyone has the finesse of blending eyeshadows like our favorite beauty gurus (myself included). It takes time to learn the right blending techniques and thankfully there are some shadows that work better for beginners. Today we’re covering the three best beginner-friendly eyeshadow formulas and how they work.
Powder eyeshadows are the most common and also the easiest formula for beginners to work with. These are also used mostly for palettes; think of your favorite palette and more than likely it’s a powder, regardless of being matte or shimmer. Beginners can blend this formula with relatively no problems; just be careful not to rub the shadow on your eyelids with your fingers as you can cause sagging and lines to appear. Always use a brush to pack on the shadow before blending.
|Pretty Much palette (Colourpop)
Liquid eyeshadows are also easy to apply but should only be used after you have the powder shadows blended to your satisfaction. You can either apply liquid eyeshadows with the wand or use a brush to pack on the amount you want. Some people also utilize liquid eyeshadows as eyeliner. Either way you use it, just make sure you apply the liquid quickly as it does dry within a short amount of time.
Stick/Crayon eyeshadows is beginner-friendly because they resemble a thick crayon. This formula is long lasting, up to 24 hours of use. Simply apply the shadow to the desired part of your eye and blend either with you fingers or a brush. I personally use this type as a liner for my lower lash line or to create a halo eye. Maybelline is a brand with great stick shadows.
|ColorTattoo Crayon (Maybelline)
Which of the three is your favorite eyeshadow formula? For absolute beginners I recommend sticking to powder shadows but again, all three are beginner-friendly.
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