Hello Lovelies! I hope you all had an amazing 4th of July with family and friends. I had such a special weekend and realized how much I love this holiday. Fireworks are just so beautiful and we only see them once a year.
So I couldn’t wait to write this blog post, that I am currently sitting on my knees typing this. lol! My dining chairs are all gone right now as they are being painted and redone by a friend of mine (can’t wait to show you all when it’s finished..eeekkk!)
Ok, I’m done with my bunny trails now! 🙂 Today I wanted to share a simple trick with eyeshadow that is free (yes I said FREE) and will really enhance your eye make look. Eyeshadows can sometimes look too powdery or thin, and then when applied to the eye it ends up looking very faded. The solution-get your eyeshadow brush damp with water (not soaking wet) before putting shadow on it. Try it and you will be surprised how well it works! On a side note, I should say, I don’t do this with every shadow I use. I only do it to a color that is not vivid enough and needs some help to be as bold as it looks in the pallet.
The photo above shows the purple eyeshadow with out getting the brush wet on top (see how faint it is) and then the one below has been dampened. It makes a huge difference!
If you aren’t within close proximity to a sink, baby wipes work just as well (use a more sudsy/wet one like pampers). I’ve got plenty of those in my house with my little 18-month old cutie! I just brought some baby wipes along with me to the last wedding I did, and they worked perfectly to apply the brides eye makeup look. I was using matte eyeshadows and it just didn’t have that “pop” that I wanted on it’s own. Getting the brush wet before applying, gave me the look I wanted.
Another benefit of using baby wipes is that they work great to wipe off the shadow before switching to a different color. This saves you from having to use way too many different brushes and will keep the colors from getting muddy on your eyelid.
I hope this simple trick is helpful as you do your eye makeup! It sure has helped me! Have you tried this before or is this new to you? I would love to hear!
Have a wonderful rest of your week. I’m headed into a busy weekend doing hair and makeup. Summertime=busy wedding season, but I’m so thankful I get paid to do what I love!
Until next time,