Loose makeup/ eye shadow

United States
March 9, 2009 11:45am CST
I bought a really pretty color of eye shadow online, but I didn't realize it isn't packed/pressed, it's just loose powder. I have never applied this type of eye shadow before. Is there a certain type of brush/applicator I should use? Can anyone help me with suggestions/instructions for use? I know it sounds a bit silly that I can't figure it out, but I have tried using a cotton swab, a normal brush after shaking excess off a bit, and a few other things, but it's not applying very well and I didn't know if there were any tricks someone might be able to share! Please help if you can!
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5 responses
• India
11 Mar 09
Hello my friend Bethany1202 Ji, Off course, I have never used such things, nor I intend to use. But, I think they should have provided a brush as well. Kindly visit anyone from following sites. happy holi. May god bless you nad have great time.
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• India
11 Mar 09
Hello my friend Bethany1202 Ji I missed that http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=using+loose+powder/eye-shadow&src=IE-Address&Form=IE8SRC May god bless you and have a great time.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
i love loose make-up. i get a little and it works magic. i dont use brush. i use the one with a small foam. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellygarden/2226251415/ i have different like that for different colors. i just make sure that i wet the foam and give it a squeeze lol. i also wash it after i use so if i use it again the colors that was stuck there wont blend with the new make up that i will apply the next time i will use it. dont get sad its just a new thing for you. you are used to the compact that is why. but give it a chance. i bought something also a loose eye shadow but it was roll on. i didnt like that one. but i use it now for my cheeks. i dont like to just throw it. lucky i bought metallic brown and it is okay for my cheeks.
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• United States
14 Mar 09
Thanks for the tips. I am going to buy a foam applicator and heed your advice. :)
@kareng (7986)
• United States
9 Mar 09
You should be able to use a normal eyeshadow brush. Of course it will apply lighter than the actual color you see when you open the container and this is usually a disappointment to some. However, you can apply most of these loose powders wet also for a darker shade. Give it a try...with a little experimenting and you should get the look and shade you are looking for! Good luck and have a great day!
• United States
9 Mar 09
Thanks for the tips. I am going to try to wet it because I was a bit disappointed the shade wasn't very dark at all.
• United States
9 Mar 09
I'm a guy but I'll bet if you close the eye you want to apply eye shadow to and open the other real wide, oh, and open your mouth too, that should work. Apply at stoplights and stopsigns. (He He He)
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• United States
9 Mar 09
LMAO!! Thanks for the tips -- I shall try them immediately!
@ahm_raq (165)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
you will need a brush that is made of taklon, or synthetic soft bristles, not the one that is made of natural hair like that of goat's, bcoz this will hold the loose powder well. And you may want to wet the brush first before getting the powder from its container, then shake off the excess powder on the brush, then pack/press it against your lids gently.