How to apply foil eyeshadow

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How to apply foil eyeshadow

Looking for a way to REALLY make your eye makeup pop and last? Try foiling, a popular technique that involves applying eyeshadow wet to create a shiny, foil-like effect.

How to apply foil eyeshadow

Foiled eyeshadow look

How to apply foil eyeshadow

Applying pigments dry vs wet with mixing medium

Foiling How To

Before you foil, check to see if your eyeshadow can be used wet. Foiling a shadow that cannot be used wet will ruin its texture and leave behind a hard spot. All pigments and loose eyeshadows can be used wet.

Step 1. Add a drop or two of mixing medium to your brush. I am a huge fan of MAC Water-based Mixing Medium but water, saline eye drops or even a makeup setting spray will work just as great. Make sure your brush is damp – not soaking wet.

Step 2. Dip the brush directly into the eyeshadow. If you are using a pigment or loose eyeshadow, pick up product that is stuck onto the inside of the lid to avoid getting too much product.

How to apply foil eyeshadow

Step 3. Tap off excess and apply directly onto the eyes in a patting motion. Repeat this step until you have achieved the intensity you want.

Step 4. Once the color has dried off completely, blend off the edges. Feel free to add in other colors as desired.

Extra Tips On Foiling

• Don’t own any pigments or shadows that can be used wet? Just wet the brush after you have dipped it into the shadow.

• Foiling works under and over dry shadows. In the look above, I applied MAC Blonde’s Gold Pigment wet on the lid then blended MAC Sweet Sienna Pigment dry on the outer corner and up the crease before using MAC Deep Blue Green Pigment wet as a liner.

How to apply foil eyeshadow

Baking, strobing, foiling — these three words have a lot more in common than you think. While it’s true they sound like cooking techniques, they’re actually part of your makeup routine. And while foiling may be the most foreign of the bunch, it’s actually the easiest. Ahead, find a step-by-step guide on exactly how to foil and why you should.

What You’ll Need:

Flat shader brush

Step 1: Grab Your Setting Spray and Shadow

Foiling means mixing your (powder) shadow or pigment with a makeup base — typically a setting spray or mixing medium. Foiling your shadows is important because it makes your eye makeup last longer. Instead of just dusting your lids with loose powder, you’ll have a creamy base that will last all day into night, and it won’t crease. So grab your setting spray and an eyeshadow, and let’s get foiling.

How to apply foil eyeshadow

Step 2: Pick Up Your Pigment or Eyeshadow on a Flat Shader Brush

The brush you use to foil is extremely important — you want to mix your medium and shadow on a flat brush so that when you apply it, it packs onto the lid seamlessly. Pick up your shadow or pigment onto a flat shader brush and make sure to tap off any excess so that there isn’t too much on the brush. That being said though, make sure you’re being generous and that you don’t have too little on the brush either.

How to apply foil eyeshadow

Step 3: Spray Your Setting Spray Onto The Brush

Go ahead and spritz on your setting spray onto the side of your brush with the shadow. Make sure you’re spraying enough medium on the brush so it’s visibly slightly wet — but don’t over soak the brush!

How to apply foil eyeshadow

Step 4: Swipe On Your Foiled Shadow

Drag your flat shader brush onto your lid, and your new creamy shadow will appear! Feel free to mix it out a little on the back of your hand before applying — but nevertheless, you’ll have created a foiled pigment that will amp up any makeup look.

How to apply foil eyeshadow

How to Foil an Eyeshadow

1. Grab your eyeshadow (or pigment) and a mixing medium (i.e. setting spray).

2. Pick up the shadow on a flat shader brush.

3. Spray your setting spray onto the brush.

4. Swipe on your foiled shadow.

Ask and you shall receive—we’re talking all about pigments! Pigments are a super versatile product and there are many many ways to incorporate them into your look. Read on for the skinny on pigments and our 5 favorite ways to wear them!

What are Pigments?

Pigments are a fine, loose powder and the main ingredient in eyeshadow (minus the binder that keeps them pressed in a pan). Typically, when binder is added, it dulls the pigment’s color. Without binder, the intensely pigmented loose powder is known as pigment—they’re usually shimmery, but pigments can be matte as well.

How to Use Pigments—5 Ways

1. EYES–When you’re short on time, adding pigment to the lower lid is super quick but still packs a glamorous punch! Tap a light/medium shade into your pigment lid or onto a flat surface and use a stiff, flat brush to pick up the pigment (don’t forget to tap off the excess!) and gently pat on the lid. You can keep the color below the crease or bring it up slightly past the crease—either way works! Use a fluffy dome brush to blend out the crease and feather out any harsh lines. ProTip—You can also use a light pigment to brighten the inner corners of your eyes or highlight under the brow bone—both will make your eyes appear larger.

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2. CHEEKSPigments are an amazing multi-purpose product—aside from adding a pop to your lids, they’re gorgeous as a cheekbone highlight. Hello, instant glow and dimension! To use, tap pigment into your pigment lid or onto a flat surface and use a cheek highlighter brush to pick up the pigment (don’t forget to tap off the excess!) and sweep along the tops of your cheekbones. Be sure to choose a light colored pigment that complements your skin tone. We love our pigment in New Years Eve for most any skin tone…it’s a stunning soft beige with flecks of gold.

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3. LIPS–Pigments can be mixed with lip gloss to create your own custom lip color. Take a small amount of clear lip gloss on the back of your hand (or another flat surface) and use a brush to mix your favorite pigment in with the clear gloss until you have a sort of paste consistency. Apply the paste with a small lip brush—don’t use the lip gloss wand to mix or apply as you’ll transfer the color back into the remaining clear gloss. Pigments can also be mixed with lipstick to tone down a bright color, change the undertone or add shimmer—mix pigment with a small chunk of lipstick (cut from the tube) just as you would with lip gloss. Mix and match to get the perfect shade! ProTip: Add a light pigment to highlight the Cupid’s bow and make your lips look fuller!

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4. EYELINERS–Pigments work extremely well as a liquid eyeliner, especially when you need a custom shade. To make eyeliner from pigments, you’ll need to foil them first, then simply line your lids as usual with a Makeup Geek Bent Liner Brush. Check out our video, Beauty Bites–How to Foil Pigments. ProTip—You can also apply your foiled pigment all over the lid for an intense metallic look.

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5. HAIR & NAILS–The endless pigment possibilities extend beyond makeup—use them to add a bit of sparkle and shine to your hair! Do so by using a brush or small scoop to add a tiny bit of pigment in with MAC Fluid Plus or any hair product with a thin consistency. ProTip—The thinner the hair product, the the easier it will be to evenly mix in the pigment. You can also sprinkle pigment onto wet nails to add shimmer or mix them with clear nail polish to create a color that’s all your own.

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There you have it, 5 fun and different ways to make use of your pigments! Don’t be intimidated—once you play around with them, pigments will have you feeling like a real artiste in no time. We promise! With pigments in hand, the only limitation is your imagination. Get creative, Muggies…and as always, stay happy and healthy!

How to apply foil eyeshadow

Make a statement with one of the hottest beauty trends around: foil makeup. You can easily achieve a foil lips, foil eye makeup and much more with our beauty tutorials.

Here at Burlexe HQ we love finding the latest beauty trends. We also like to take makeup looks to the next level and make a statement whether on stage or in our everyday.

Now we’re bringing this all together with one of our fave new beauty looks. Enjoy the many ways you can introduce foil makeup to your style.

Foil Lips

How to apply foil eyeshadow

There are foil lipsticks on the market from the likes of MAC and Revlon. These are great for a day look with our tips for applying lipstick perfectly.

If you’re not into playing it safe, however, there’s now a whole range of outrageous foil lips on the market. Lip Rock or a quick Amazon search will give you the tools to get the look.

You begin by cleaning your lips and making sure they’re dry then make the taut-lip makeup applying face. To put on the foil lips you use an adhesive and wait for it to go from milky to clear. And you do have to wait or it won’t work.

Then you put the foil, shiny side up, on your lips and press on. Shiny side up!! Again it’s a short wait and voila. You can even re-touch easily by repeating this method on any gaps.

Once you’ve mastered these simple steps you can experiment with two-tone and ombré lips. Plus, foil lips have a long-lasting stay so you can dance the night away.

Foil Eye Makeup

How to apply foil eyeshadow

This method can also be repeated for nails, body-art and yes foil eye makeup. This look has even been seen on catwalks and now you too can shine.

Metallic eye makeup is in in in for autumn/winter and foil makeup can kick it up an notch. This tutorial provides a copper eye makeup how-to and we can’t get enough of the foil finish.

Check out How to Burlesque Glitter Eye Makeup and watch our quick-fire answer to: what is burlesque?

How to apply foil eyeshadow

Baking, strobing, foiling — these three words have a lot more in common than you think. While it’s true they sound like cooking techniques, they’re actually part of your makeup routine. ANd while foiling may be the most foreign of the bunch, it’s actually the easiest. Ahead, find a step-by-step guide on exactly how to foil and why you should.

What You’ll Need:

Flat shader brush

Step 1: Grab Your Setting Spray and Shadow

Foiling means mixing your (powder) shadow or pigment with a makeup base — typically a setting spray or mixing medium. Foiling your shadows is important because it makes your eye makeup last longer. Instead of just dusting your lids with loose powder, you’ll have a creamy base that will last all day into night, and it won’t crease. So grab your setting spray and an eyeshadow, and let’s get foiling.

Step 2: Pick Up Your Pigment or Eyeshadow on a Flat Shader Brush

The brush you use to foil is extremely important — you want to mix your medium and shadow on a flat brush so that when you apply it, it packs onto the lid seamlessly. Pick up your shadow or pigment onto a flat shader brush and make sure to tap off any excess so that there isn’t too much on the brush. That being said though, make sure you’re being generous and that you don’t have too little on the brush either.

Step 3: Spray Your Setting Spray Onto The Brush

Go ahead and spritz on your setting spray onto the side of your brush with the shadow. Make sure you’re spraying enough medium on the brush so it’s visibly slightly wet — but don’t over soak the brush!

Step 4: Swipe On Your Foiled Shadow

Drag your flat shader brush onto your lid, and your new creamy shadow will appear! Feel free to mix it out a little on the back of your hand before applying — but nevertheless, you’ll have created a foiled pigment that will amp up any makeup look.

How to Foil an Eyeshadow

1. Grab your eyeshadow (or pigment) and a mixing medium (i.e. setting spray).

2. Pick up the shadow on a flat shader brush.

3. Spray your setting spray onto the brush.

4. Swipe on your foiled shadow.

How to apply foil eyeshadow

How to apply foil eyeshadow

How to apply foil eyeshadow

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      How to apply foil eyeshadow How to apply foil eyeshadow

      How to apply foil eyeshadow

      How to apply foil eyeshadow

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      Foil is a slate grey with a satin finish

      Seeking full time color? Our pressed powder eyeshadows are full of pigment for color that is made to cover and to last. These shimmer shadows will give any glam a subtle hint of glow or a punch of metallic.

      Hit Pan? This magnetic compact is refillable with any of your OFRA faves available in a godet refill. Easily remove this pan by inserting a bobby pin in the small hole at the bottom of the compact.

      Ingredients: Mica, Zinc stearate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Silicate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Aluminum starch Octenylsuccinate, Ethylene/Acrylic acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyglycerin. May Contain: CI77163, CI77891, CI77492, CI77491, CI77499, CI77499, CI77007, CI77007, CI77288, CI42090, CI17200, CI77499, CI77000, CI77510, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Silicon Dioxide.

      Like all OFRA shadows, apply to the lid with a dry shadow brush, or dampen the brush for a bolder look.

      Foil is a slate grey with a satin finish

      Seeking full time color? Our pressed powder eyeshadows are full of pigment for color that is made to cover and to last. These shimmer shadows will give any glam a subtle hint of glow or a punch of metallic.

      Hit Pan? This magnetic compact is refillable with any of your OFRA faves available in a godet refill. Easily remove this pan by inserting a bobby pin in the small hole at the bottom of the compact.

      Ingredients: Mica, Zinc stearate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Silicate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Aluminum starch Octenylsuccinate, Ethylene/Acrylic acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyglycerin. May Contain: CI77163, CI77891, CI77492, CI77491, CI77499, CI77499, CI77007, CI77007, CI77288, CI42090, CI17200, CI77499, CI77000, CI77510, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Silicon Dioxide.

      Like all OFRA shadows, apply to the lid with a dry shadow brush, or dampen the brush for a bolder look.

      Foil is a slate grey with a satin finish

      Seeking full time color? Our pressed powder eyeshadows are full of pigment for color that is made to cover and to last. These shimmer shadows will give any glam a subtle hint of glow or a punch of metallic.

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      Foil is a slate grey with a satin finish

      Seeking full time color? Our pressed powder eyeshadows are full of pigment for color that is made to cover and to last. These shimmer shadows will give any glam a subtle hint of glow or a punch of metallic.