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Different Eyeshadow Types: A Beginners Guide for Your Next Look

If you are new to make-up, eyeshadows seem easy, straightforward, and look the same. But there are lots of eyeshadows that you need to know. 

But don’t be sad or worried because let us break it down for you for your next lewk.


1. Powder Eyeshadow

The most common type of eyeshadow. It’s the best one for beginners because they are easy to use and blend. They are usually on pans and either in a single pan, a duo, or a palette. Powder eyeshadow has 3 types: Matte, Shimmer, and metallic. Mattes are flat colors, shimmers have glittery particles, and metallic are super shiny and foil-like ones. 

Use powder eyeshadow, do not just rub it; apply and tap it with a brush or your fingers for the color, then blend for that soft and flawless application. Applying concealer of a base is advisable for that pigmented color.


2. Liquid Eyeshadow

If you want that long-lasting eyeshadow, then liquid eyeshadow is for you. It won’t budge the whole day when it’s set. It comes in tube-like lipgloss and has a lot of finishes as well. It can be used as a base for that intense and locked-in eyeshadow or as a subtle look. Liquid eyeshadows are pigmented, so a lot of glittery and shiny glossy liquid eyeshadows are popular today.

 To apply, tap it with your finger or brush and carefully blend, wait for it to dry, or it can be used as a liner by using a thin brush. 


3. Loose Pigment

From the name, it is powder eyeshadow in loose form. Mostly used by advanced makeup artists. There are mattes, but loose glitter eyeshadow also falls under this category.

To apply, put a base underneath and pat the pigment with a brush softly. This type of eyeshadow can be drying and sticks to lines, so if you have dry skin, you may want to be careful in using this. For glitter eyeshadow, put a tacky base for that locked-in look.


4. Cream Eyeshadow

Cream eyeshadow offers a great color payoff, and blendable cream shadows are a must-try. They mostly come in more shimmery shades, perfect for that natural shine.

 In applying, use your fingers to pat it on and blend with a brush.

I hope this helps your makeup journey! Check out our other articles about makeup to learn more. Stay beautiful, STAIL Squad.

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