Friday, March 9, 2012

Foiling Eyeshadow {Eye Makeup Tutorial}

"foiling" your eyeshadow is a really simple technique that allows you to get two colors from one eyeshadow. the foiling technique really concentrates your color so that it is more vibrant. i like to use the foiling technique with my shimmer shadows because they are less pigmented, and foiling helps make them more dramatic. here is a look i created using the foiling technique:

i used my BECCA cosmetic loose shimmer pigment and a fluffly eyeshadow brush.

run your brush under water for a brief second. using the lid of your shadow container, make a paste with the shadow.

here is what the shadow will look like before and after foiling:

for this makeup look, i foiled my shadow from the lash line to the crease. with a dry brush, i used the same shimmer powder and applied it over the entire eyelid, up to the brow bone:

for a more in depth tutorial, you can watch this video here:



  1. I love foiling! I actually tried it after I saw your tutorial a couple of months ago!

    I tagged you in the Colors of the Rainbow Tag

  2. i do this all the time, great tutorial

  3. Need to try this Very pretty look.

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  5. Love this technique but it isn't actually foiling.... it's wet application! foiling is a process where you apply one shade and then lightly brush a wet shadow over top, giving it more depth.

  6. Great site/tip. I used to mix my powders in their tops 'til I found these palettes that I reviewed for - they keep things cleaner on the countertops and keep your product free of bacteria.