Sunday, 22 June 2014
How to Use Pressed Pigments
STEP ONE: Apply an eye primer. This step isn't completely necessary, but I find that most eye shadows will crease on me unless I use a primer underneath. This also gives the powder something to cling to.
STEP TWO: Dip your finger into the pressed pigment as pictured above.
STEP THREE: Pat the product all over the lid for a shimmery wash of color. Use a patting motion rather than a rubbing motion to ensure the product doesn't fall down onto the face. And that's it!
So that's a super simple technique for using pressed pigments. I love the L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows for this job, but there are tons of brands that make the same type of product. If you wish to add pressed pigments to a smokey eye look, make sure to apply the pressed pigment last and apply over the top of your eye shadow with your finger where you would like the product to be. Brushes can be used to apply pressed pigments, but in my experience they result in a messy and patchy look. Sometimes your fingers are better than any brush!
How do you like to apply pressed pigments? Please let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading.