If you’ve been feeling like your usual metallic powder eyeshadows lack sufficient pop and bling for your liking, we suggest switching over to liquid eyeshadows instead. These are usually found in shimmer shades packed with pearl pigments or chunky glitter that add a whole lot of shine and sparkle.
If you’re not used to using liquid textures on your eyes, we’ve come up with a handy how-to to get you started.
- Liquid eyeshadows generally come in long-wearing formulations, but you can extend their wear by applying a light layer of your favourite eyeshadow primer before using the liquid eyeshadow.
- When creating an eye makeup look, start by adding a matte transition crease shade as per usual before applying the liquid eyeshadow. You can apply it on the inner corners for extra flourish, over the inner third or all over the lids as you would with powder shimmer shades.
- When it comes to using liquid eyeshadows, apply in thin layers with the littlest amount possible. Remember: less is more. You can build the intensity you want.
- Use patting motions to apply and build colour rather than swiping to prevent the shimmer particles from dislodging and falling all over onto your face and eyes.
- If you want to blend out the liquid eyeshadow, do it while it’s still wet. It’s best to use a synthetic dome-shaped eyeshadow brush.
- We do not recommend blending out liquid eyeshadows with glitter particles as it will cause massive fallout. For such chunky variants, we suggest doing the rest of your eye look and apply it as needed and leave it to dry.
- To create an eyeliner look with the liquid eyeshadow, apply the product with an angled eyeshadow brush.
- After applying, allow it to dry completely before blinking to ensure that the shadow stays put.
- Try using liquid eyeshadows of varying hues to create a sparkly, yet dimensional look.
Text: Ho Guo Xiong, image: Shutterstock