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4 Types Of Eyeshadows Beyond Powder And Liquid Ones That You Should Check Out

Do you know that eyeshadows are categorised based on their textures? Read on.
Published -16 Jun 2022, 11:47 ISTUpdated -16 Jun 2022, 12:01 IST
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
  • Published -16 Jun 2022, 11:47 ISTUpdated -16 Jun 2022, 12:01 IST
textures of eyeshadows

An eyeshadow palette is a must-have in your make-up kit.  However, how your eyes look is heavily dependent on which type of eyeshadow you use. The final look will depend on the texture and pigmentation of the palette that you have used. We are quite familiar with powder and liquid eyeshadows, so we drew up a list of other textures you can add to your makeup kitty. 

Loose Glitter Eyeshadow

loose glitter eyeshadow

Loose glitter eyeshadows are deeply pigmented. They are ideal for dramatic eye makeup, as they add an extra quotient of glam. The only downside is that it makes the skin dry. Hence, if you have flaky skin, you must be careful while using it, as it might cause your skin to wrinkle.

How To Apply

Since this eyeshadow has a dry texture, you must apply a primer before dabbing the colour on your eyelids. Primers also help the makeup last longer. You can also add a thin layer of concealer to create a neutral base before starting the makeup. 

The eyeshadow has loose glitter; therefore, you have to be careful during the application. After you pick the eyeshadow using a flat brush, either blow on it or tap on the box to ensure the excess colour is removed. To get the intense look, you can first spray the brush with a setting spray and then pick up the eyeshadow.

Baked Eyeshadow

As the name suggests, the unique feature of its texture is that it is achieved by baking the colours in the oven. Most of the eyeshadows are otherwise made by pressing. Hence, when you see a baked eyeshadow, you will notice an extremely smooth texture, that’s easy to blend. 

How To Apply

The best thing about baked eyeshadow colours is you can apply them both in dry and wet textures. If it is wet, you can achieve a dramatic look. If you are going for a ‘no makeup’ or ‘nude makeup’ look, you can apply dry eyeshadow.

Cream Eyeshadow

If you seek to achieve a look with intense colours on your eyes, cream eyeshadows are another good choice. They are available in tubes and pots. The only con is it creases easily. 

They add a shiny finish to your makeup. Since they are not waterproof, we would suggest not using them in summer. They can easily melt in the sun and ruin your face. They also facilitate effortless blending.

How To Apply

With this eyeshadow, you must use a large synthetic makeup brush to achieve the perfect finish. It helps to pick the product and dust off the excess. You must be cautious while dabbing the brush on the palette because if you drag the brush, it can damage the colour.

You can either use your finger or an eyeshadow brush to blend the colour.

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Crayon Eyeshadow

crayon eyeshadow

If you are a beginner when it comes to applying eye makeup, crayon eyeshadows are a perfect pick for you. Their versatility comes with the ease of application they allow. Most of them have intense pigmentation that comes from concentrated formulas.

Brands like Maybelline have cream eyeshadows available with a mix of primer (best primers) in the formula. Hence, you can apply them directly to your eyelids and enjoy the long-lasting effect.

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How To Apply

Crayon eyeshadows are the easiest to apply. Just like you colour a page in the drawing book, similarly, you glide the eye crayon over your eyelids and near the lower lash line. 

Let us know in the Facebook comment which is your favourite pick among the aforementioned eyeshadows. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more such recommendations!


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