How To Make Eyeshadow Last All Day and Night
If you are a lash technician, then it is essential that you are well versed in all things eye beauty. This means that you will need to know everything there is to know about lashes, lash extensions, lash lifts, lash tinting, and all things eyeliner and eyeshadow.
After all, the eyes are the window to the soul, and you're the eyelash professional. Plus, makeup can be a great way to accentuate a dramatic lash.
Today, we will cover some super helpful tips on how to keep eyeshadow on. Whether you are creating some glamorous makeup looks to accompany your client’s new set of lashes, or you need some personal tips, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know and so much more. Let’s dive in!
Why Does My Eyeshadow Smudge?
We’ve all been there; you spend hours doing your eye makeup only for it to fade or smudge an hour later. Unfortunately, this is a super common issue that happens to the best of us. The main cause of these troubles is an uneven skin surface.
If your skin is especially dry or you have a few wrinkles, you will need to apply as much moisture as you can before heading for the eyeshadow. Skin that is correctly prepped for makeup application will have longer-lasting, more flawless results.
You’re Using the Wrong Products
Similarly, if you are trying to achieve salon-quality results with low-quality eyeshadow, you will likely never achieve the desired look. High-quality eyeshadow is more pigmented so that you can get the vibrant, dramatic, show-stopping finish that you are looking for with ease.
You Have Oily Skin
Think about it; most makeup removers are made with oils. Oils are the natural enemy of makeup. If your skin is a bit oily, you may have trouble getting your eyeshadow to stay put without melting off.
If this sounds like your issue, make sure that you start out with freshly washed and moisturized skin. It is important that you have a clean, fresh surface to apply the eyeshadow to. Talk to a dermatologist or skin care professional to learn about the difference between good oils and bad oils! The more you know, the more your clients will trust you.
You’re Using Too Much Product
Another reason you may be faced with eyeshadow difficulties is that you are using too much product. Yes, you must start with a freshly cleansed and moisturized face, but you can go overboard.
If you are mixing a bunch of different serums, moisturizers, SPF, and other products on your skin before applying eyeshadow, then you are setting yourself up for a makeup fail.
With any good skincare routine, there is balance. If you pile on too many opposing products, you are not really helping your skin—your skin can only absorb so much at once. An oil slick of products can create a surface too slick for the eyeshadow to stick to, causing an eyeshadow mudslide—not a good look.
How Do I Make My Eyeshadow Last?
Now that you know all the mistakes you or your clients could be making with eyeshadow, it is time to focus on improving your eyeshadow game. With these tricks, you can take your makeup game to the next level, leaving rookie mistakes in the past. After all, nothing looks better with voluminous lash extensions than some perfectly applied eyeshadow and eyeliner.
Cleanse Your Face
The number one most important thing you can do to transform your makeup is starting with a fresh, clean face. Seriously, we cannot stress how important it is that you start out with a neutral, smooth base.
Before you even reach for the makeup bag, start by washing with a gentle cleanser and prepping your skin with a generous layer of moisturizer.
This step will feel fantastic and remove any oils or impurities that could compromise your eyeshadow later on. Once the face is freshly cleansed and quenched, you can finally grab your makeup bag and handy tools.
Use Primer and Concealer
Start out your eye makeup routine with a makeup primer. They may seem like an extraneous step in the overall scheme of things but trust us; primer is essential to creating gorgeous eyeshadow looks that last. A good primer will work wonders by smoothing out your eyelid and creating the perfect surface for flawless eyeshadow application time and time again.
If you don’t have a primer on hand, you can use concealer to create an even, neutral backdrop for your eyeshadow. Simply apply concealer to your eyelid and blend it evenly. Next, apply a bit of setting powder or translucent powder to the concealer to help set it in place before applying your eyeshadow. If you don’t set your concealer, you’ll risk creasing it and ruining your eyeshadow as the day goes on!
For added pop, try using a concealer that is a shade or two lighter than your typical concealer. Layering a vivid eyeshadow color on top of an extra-light concealer will pop the color and make it extra bright.
Try a Cream Eyeshadow Base
If you want a primer that is specifically made for eyelids, then you may want to try a cream eyeshadow base. These are especially good for dryer eyelids as they also provide an extra bit of moisture. They come in a variety of neutral shades and white to create a base for vibrant shades.
Simply apply the cream eyeshadow primer to your eyelids, and you will be set up for success. You can apply any powder eyeshadow over this silky smooth base for unparalleled vibrancy. Cream eyeshadow base will hold onto your eyeshadow for hours of wear.
Pick Great Brushes
Great makeup brushes can also make a world of difference when it comes to makeup application. Sure, you can use your fingers for some things, but when you want to create an eyeshadow look with precision, you need the right tools to get the job done. When it comes to eyelids, regular face makeup brushes are far too big and will spread the eyeshadow around too much.
Instead, opt for a small fluffy brush for spreading the eyeshadow and a smaller, stiffer brush for smudging creases. You can also buy an entire set of brushes sized specifically for the eyes. Having an extra brush or two can be super helpful when switching between colors or achieving different blending techniques.
Spray Water on Your Brushes
Do you have an eyeshadow that is difficult to apply without streaks? Do you have an eyeshadow that looks amazing in the palate but is lacking in vibrancy once applied? Then water can solve all of your problems. Yes, water.
Simply spray your brushes with a gentle mist of water before using your powder eyeshadow. This will help the eyeshadow go on in a smooth, even layer as well as help to boost its vibrancy. Trust us, this tip sounds a bit wacky, but it really does work. Just make sure that you don’t drench your brush. A light mist will get the job done nicely.
Use Setting Spray
Okay, now you have learned how to apply eyeshadow successfully. You started with a fresh and clean canvas, prepped with a primer of some sort, and applied your eyeshadow with expert level precision and appropriately sized brushes. But how do you keep it all in place? Now that you have started strong, you need to finish strong with a setting spray.
Setting spray can be a total lifesaver when it comes to making sure eyeshadow stays in place all night long. Simply mist your setting spray over your finished mug, and you will come home looking just as good as you did when you left hours before. It’s that easy. This step may seem a little extra, but it is the key to locking all your hard work in place for many hours of wear.
Eyeshadow That Stays
Eyeshadow can be a little bit tricky to perfect, but if you take the extra steps to prepare your skin and seal in the makeup at the end, you will have a top-notch makeup look that won’t budge for hours to come. Plus, if you use premium lashes and application tools by Sugarlash PRO to apply their lash extensions, they won't have to fuss with mascara or falsies.
Eyelash extensions can take any makeup look to the next level with unparalleled volume without the mess of sticky mascara or flimsy false lashes. You can help your clients achieve the sultry eye makeup of their dreams with these makeup tips and your expertly applied lash extensions.
Say goodbye to boring and drab, and hello to voluminous lashes and perfect eyeshadow. All of these elements will flawlessly combine to create the ultimate eye makeup look from lash to lash.