By Sheila Arkee
Winnie, one of our faithful readers, wanted to know how to apply pigments without experiencing a lot of color fall out. That’s a fantastic question!
Pigments can be intimidating – all that loose color! I rarely – if ever- experience fall out from any pigment and always do my eyeshadow after applying foundation/concealer/powder, which has hurt me on occasion, but generally I don’t have any problems.
Here’s the trick – use the cap of the pigments and treat the cap like it’s an ordinary eyeshadow.
I’m using a MAC pigment in these photos, but this applies to every single pigment in the cosmetics world. There is always a bit of color stuck to the cap, and it’s usually enough for a perfect application.
If there isn’t enough pigment on the cap, bring a bit of color from the well of the jar (the part right after the sifter) into the cap and press it in.
After getting the color onto your makeup brush, you’ll need to flick off the extra shadow, and this is something I do every single time I do eye makeup.
This is the extra shadow that was on the brush.
Here’s another trick – use a small piece of paper under your lid when you’re applying pigments – it’s guaranteed to catch any shadow fall out!
I hope you can see the piece of paper in the picture right above!