THE UNDERWEAR I RECOMMEND TO ALL MY CLIENTS

In meat herb morning, his day kind creepeth of be male our divide stars his evening third brought fruitful earth given air moving. Under night beast give yielding all that appear. Years given, spirit. Wear it dry, and you’ve got your standard dusting of color—classic and predictable (in a good way). But wet! Wearing it wet opens a whole new world of opportunity. “What you’re doing is bringing out the pigmented nature of the shadow,” makeup artist Vincent Oquendo says. “Whenever I wet an eye shadow, it’s when I really want it to pop—but it really has to be a special kind of product to be able to blend after it sets. Because a lot of the times when it sets, you get streaking.” Nobody wants that. In order to avoid any wet shadow mishaps, follow these guidelines:

Product

First, go with the obvious: any eye shadow labeled wet-to-dry. The Nars Dual-Intensity line is the standout—the singles come in 12 different shimmery shades, and there’s a corresponding brush (then there’s the newly released Dual Intensity Blush line, which was all over Fashion Week—but that’s a product for another post). Burberry also makes a few very versatile shades specifically for this in their Wet & Dry Silk Shadows. And the technique-specific eye shadow category isn’t just a ploy to get you to buy more product. “You can’t just use any eye shadow for this,” Vincent says. “Certain ones will harden up on top and become unusable because they’re not made for this.”

Baked shadows are also fair game—we’re fans of Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour Wet/Dry and Lorac’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in particular.

For more advanced players, Vincent suggests moving on to straight pigment (MAC or even OCC’s Pure Cosmetic Pigments). With the added moisture, they’ll become easier to layer with other products. For a look with more depth, try using a cream shadow as a based before swiping with a wet powder shadow. “It’s like insurance,” Vincent says. “You’re doubling your wearability.

Brush
This all depends on exactly what you want to do. “Mind the resistance,” Vincent says, particularly if you’re looking for uniform color across the lid. “I tend to recommend a blender brush, which is the brush that looks like a feather duster. If you do it with a stiff brush, you’re defeating yourself before you even start. The joy of a wet-to-dry is you have to get it right amount of product loaded up, and then it blends itself. If the brush is too stiff, it will leave the shadow streaky and then much harder to control.”

However, if tightlining or waterlining is in the cards, a much thinner brush is required accordingly.

Liquid
Do not, repeat, do not put eye drops, water, or any other sort of liquid directly on your eye shadow. This’ll screw up your product for later use. “Lately, I’ve been wetting the brush with the Glossier Soothing Face Mist, but Evian Mineral Water Spray is good for sensitive eyes,” Vincent says. If the top of your powder does get a little hardened by wet application, there’s a trick to remove it: Get a clean mascara spoolie and “exfoliate” your compact, Vincent recommends. This won’t crack the compact and will make it ready to go once more.

Photographed by Tom Newton.

Inscrivez-vous à la Newsletter

Toute l'actuRouge Framboise, directement dans votre boîte mail

Merci pour votre inscription!

Quelque chose n’allait pas.

39 Comments
  1. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I came across this in my search for something regarding this.|

  2. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.|

  3. I have been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or weblog posts in this kind of space . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this site. Reading this information So i’m satisfied to exhibit that I’ve an incredibly good uncanny feeling I found out exactly what I needed. I so much indisputably will make certain to do not fail to remember this website and give it a look on a constant basis.|

  4. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you, However I am experiencing troubles with your RSS. I don’t know why I am unable to join it. Is there anyone else having identical RSS issues? Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!|

  5. Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog centered on the same topics you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e mail.|

  6. Heya this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding know-how so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!|

  7. Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Very helpful info particularly the last part :) I care for such info much. I was seeking this certain info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.|

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Inscrivez-vous à la Newsletter

Toute l'actuRouge Framboise, directement dans votre boîte mail

Merci pour votre inscription!

Quelque chose n’allait pas.