• Makeup Troubleshooting: My Eyeshadow is Too Hard or Too Stiff!

    1 month ago - By Temptalia

    Firmer eyeshadow formulas are pressed more firmly into the pan, and it doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing, but firmer eyeshadows require some modification of techniques and tools in order to get the most pigmentation and blendability out of them.
    One upside is that firmer formulas tend to work best for building up coverage and often don't suffer from fallout. Below, you'll find my best tips and tricks to get the most out of your firmer/stiffer formulas for better results!
    Here are some examples of firmer, denser, and/or stiffer formulations that I've tried: Make Up For Ever Artist...
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  • Makeup Troubleshooting: My Eyeshadow is Too Powdery!

    Makeup Troubleshooting: My Eyeshadow is Too Powdery!

    1 month ago - By Temptalia

    Powdery eyeshadows are the type that have a lot of excess product that gets kicked up in the pan whenever you go to use it. They'll often look messier when housed in a palette, so you may feel like you have to wipe away excess to avoid colors mixing. Sometimes, this powderiness results in eyeshadows that sheer out when applied , fallout, and fading faster than normal.
    Here are some examples of more soft, more powdery formulations that I've tried: Anastasia Eyeshadows (particularly mattes, less so with shimmers), LORAC Eyeshadows , Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows , and Too Faced Eyeshadows...
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