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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Eyeshadow Top Tip

I just wanted to share a little tip on how to get your eyeshadows more vibrant and to achieve a much more metallic finish without, much effort or spending a fortune on various eyeshadow mixers :)
I’m using Honey Lust from Mac to demonstrate how this works because how you apply this particular shadow completely changes the finish!
The first swatch (on the far left) is applied dry, like you would normally use an eyeshadow. It’s pretty but it’s quite chalky and it’s not very vibrant at all.

The second way of applying this shadow (the middle swatch) you have probably heard about before and it’s just using a slightly damp brush. This method nearly always creates a more pigmented look and is a technique I use all the time! I also find it makes my shadow last a little longer.
And finally the third swatch is the point of this post. I used some multi purpose solution – basically it’s just what you put your contacts in! I’ve seen this for about £3 in supermarkets so it’s super inexpensive and as you can see completely changes the look of your eyeshadows!
Multi Purpose Solution like this is normally just salt water and if you are going to use this you only need a tiny drop of the solution :)
I hope this has been helpful!

47 comments:

Hannahh x said...

Wow, this is an awesome tip, i'll definately be out to get some of this soon! xx

London's-beauty said...

Oh the colours look lovely, thanks for sharing :)

Lucy said...

Now this is definitely one I haven't heard of before!! Rare in the wolr of beauty blogging :)
Thankyou for the tip, Ill have to try this out.

Lou

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xx

Ms. Wedgie said...

Oooh great tip!!! It really does make a massive difference! :)
x

Keyta Hawkins said...

This is an awesome tip, I always seem to have contact solution laying around so I'm defiantly going to try this out! x

Lottie said...

looks good!

Joy said...

Wow, great tip! I'll definitely be trying that out! :D xx

..R May A.. said...

@Joy and Lucy thank you, I hope you do get around to trying it out as it makes such a difference!
@Ms Wedgie i know! thanks for commenting :)

Gemx said...

Wow, what a great tip! I've never heard of this before and I have loads of that contact solution lying around. The difference between the swatches is crazy x

Madiha said...

hehe i also use my lens solution to damp my brush ;)

kot-itsa said...

Im gonna try it!!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh great tip! I'll have to try that out :D
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Fashion Queen said...

I am gonna try it. Thanks for the tip.

..R May A.. said...

@fashion Queen and closet fashionista let me know how it turns out if you do, I need to try this on mineral shadows to see how this works :)

Anonymous said...

such an amazingly useful tip!
Never heard of this before!!

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

im such a fan of golds on my eyes. for some reason it looks super good with brown hair

Gertrude said...

This has been SO helpful! I had bought some contacts and a solution a couple of months ago, but never ended up wearing the contacts! I can use the solution now :) x

johanna said...

aww AMAZING

Venus In Virgo said...

Very useful tip! love that gold shade XOXO

Kristina said...

great post & great tips dear :)

xx
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Shop N' Chomp said...

Gorgeous!

Ana Cristina said...

thank you doll! :) X

**OnYxStA** said...

Loving these colours

Xisses, Onyxsta

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rebecca said...

i never knew this! and being a contact lens wearer i have craploads of the stuff (:

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Winnie said...

Oh wow, this is such a great tip! Love the difference it makes to the shadow, they all look so different!

Ahleessa said...

I heard about people using solutions for their eyeshadows, but I didn't know it makes that much of a difference!... hehe~

Katie said...

Great tip!

Joanna Louise said...

Omg! Thanks for the handy tip! And im such a sucker for bronzy/gold type colours! Really great blog sweetie x x

..R May A.. said...

@gertrude oh this will be a perfect way of using the solution up!
@Joanna and Nadia golds always look super classy i think, this is a great way of making them brighter :)

Krystal said...

these are definitely the colors that I use a lot, bronzes and neutrals :)

Cherry Pullinger said...

Wow I'm going to steal all of my boyfriends contact solution now so I can try this out!

Cafe Fashionista said...

What a fantastic tip! I only began using eyeshadow for the first time a few months ago; so I am always looking for advice on application techniques! :)

Jennifer said...

OMG your post saved my life!!! and saved my wallet and eyeshadows too!! what a nice discovery!! how did you discover this :D?

ediot said...

thanks for sharing. you remind me i want to buy new eyeshadows. hope you're having a good week
xx

Claire said...

that's a beautiful color!

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Vanessa said...

Great post! Love it!

Vida said...

Omg honeylust looks so pretty!! I always avoided getting this shadow because it is so dusty and chunky, but it looks amazing with the multi purpose solution.

Josie said...

These shades are so pretty -- they look perfect for blending.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

..R May A.. said...

@Vida I know what you mean, dry honey lust looks horrible but it completely changes :)
@Josie they do blend surprisingly well actually, I normally let the shadows dry then blend!! x

Dressing Up For Me said...

Great tip! I´m going to try this, thanks for this very useful info. :)

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SilhouetteScreams said...

Oooh I've heard about people using eye drops for loose shadows, but not this! I may have to give it a try, if it can make gross chunky Honey Lust look nice ;]

DinaXYYan said...

Thanks for the great tip! The colour shows up way more intense with the contact solution!

Estée said...

This post was so helpful!
I've had honey lust forever, but couldnt seem to find a way to wear it with some RA-CHA-CHA if that makes any sense.
Thanks!

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Aysh said...

oh what a wonderful tip! ive got a whole bottle of the stuff just gathering dust that I was gonna throw away!! Would you just add a coupla drops to the brush? thanks for sharing lovely :)

Love Aysh xoxo

..R May A.. said...

@Estee I know exactly what you mean, definately try this technique out!
@Aysh try it with just one little drop on the brush, you really only need a tiny bit of this stuff :)

Thanks for commenting!! x

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