All shadows are gorgeous in my eyes. The shimmer ones, the matte ones, the warm and cool tones, and the crazy neon shades. It can be expensive to collect every color and formulation out there, but luckily you don't have spend thousands to access a wide range of finishes. You can make satin shadows metallic with this one trick.
Eyeshadows come in a variety of finishes. Mattes are without any shimmer or shine, and typically can be a bit chalkier than their sparkly counterparts. Satin has an opaque base with a bit of sheen, while metallic is an ultra reflective pressed pigment that is almost glittery. Tons of brands also have pearlized and pressed pigment shadows. It's a lot to choose from! The various formulations have different opacities, blendability, and shine, so it can get confusing (and expensive). Luckily you can transform a satin eyeshadow into a metallic one with one simple trick. I stole this tip from Claudia Soare (aka Norvina), the daughter of the owner and creator behind cosmetic brand Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Before dipping your brush into a satin shade, wet your makeup brush. Wetting a satin shade makes the color more intense but also more metallic, so you can really amp up an everyday shadow into a nighttime glam shade.
You can wet your brush by dipping it under the faucet, but my favorite way is to spritz the bristles with some setting spray.
The moisture intensifies the color and shine, while the setting spray makes sure it sticks and lasts all night. So if you're looking for a budget-friendly way to transform your shimmer shadows to get on the metallic trend, try this hack out.
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