I love smoky eye makeup, but even us professionals have allowed misdirected dark eyeshadow to cascade down to the cheek and under-eye area. This can be a real bummer if you’ve already applied foundation and concealer. We are faced with all bad options to remove the specks of dark pigment and mascara globs ruining our makeup design. Well good news! Along comes a nifty solution by creator/owner Michelle Villanueva, called Shadow Shields. Hailed as The Best New Find of 2009, these light-weight disposable little half-moon pads attach under the eye with a peel off adhesive edge, and form a “tray” to catch falling makeup residue. I love being hands free to apply the shadow while, the adhesive backing stays put under the eye. Yet the adhesive backing is gentle enough to be good for sensitive skin around the eyes. Shadow Shields are perfect for all makeup applications for the real woman struggling to hold a makeup brush and mirror in her hands, professional bridal makeup, airbrush, special event and prom makeup, plus lash tinting and extensions! Even quick touch ups are hassle free! Like I’ve always said, your makeup sponge is your friend and now so is Shadow Shields! Shadow Shields come in a box of 30 for $9.95 and can be purchased at several makeup sites and stores, including their own site where you can follow a video on its application at shadowshields.com
Davida Simon has worked in film, television, and photography for over 20 years with such notables as Susan Lucci, Demi Moore and Brad Pitt. Besides working as a makeup artist on television and commercial shoots, Davida’s busy life includes testing and reviewing cosmetics, beauty expert on ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates, educator and freelance beauty writer. A special passion is helping women and teens undergoing chemotherapy, through American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program.
Davida was one of the makeup artists to the hit show Extreme Makeover and consultant to several of Denver’s News Channels. Davida created “The Makeup Room”, an educational studio and website for women seeking makeover consultations and helping budding makeup artists realize their professional goals. “The Makeup Room website gives me the opportunity to provide information to busy young women that gives them more insight on developing their image.”