Should You Wear Cream or Powder Eyeshadow?Should You Wear Cream or Powder Eyeshadow?
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
Our friends at galtime asked us "Should you wear cream or powder eyeshadow? Does it depend on skin type, skin tone, or age? What about foundation?"
Below is the advice of Celebrity Esthetician and Make-Up Artist Scott-Vincent Borba:
Yes eye shadow staying power and application perfection does depend on your skin type (not so much your age). If you have oily, combination skin, T-Zone oily-ness, or you have “Hooding or Creepiness” which is skin that droops or hangs close to the lash line, then powder eye shadow is best. It acts as an absorbent allowing to help prevent creasing. Look for eye shadows that have cornstarch (like e.l.f. products). Corn starch not only helps to keep the oil at bay, but it also softens the skin with a barrier against high pigment irritation. If you can’t live without that special cream eye shadow, then make certain that you dust your application area with translucent powder. Try not to apply foundation under the shadow as the moisturizing ingredients will break through in about an hour.
Scott-Vincent Borba www.borba.com/about/scott
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