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Trend To Try: Glossy Eyeshadow

Posted on July 21 2021

Trend To Try: Glossy Eyeshadow

You’ve heard of dewy skin, but what about dewy eyes? The niche trend has been picking up steam as of late, and we've seen all shades of eyeshadow take on glossy form on the runways, while scrolling through our social feeds, and in editorials. The wet look isn’t for everyone, but we’ve been excited to try it out—not only does it elevate your look, it also intensifies your eyeshadow’s pigments.

Keep scrolling for our steps to creating the Instagram-worthy trend.

Step 1: Prime Your Eyelids
Keep your eyeshadow from sliding around by starting your look off with our Eyeshadow Primer. For ultimate staying power and to allow your shadow colors to stay truer, simply apply it over your entire eyelid using your finger and blend it out. 

Step 2: Create a Nude Base
Before adding color, choose a nude eyeshadow that best matches your skin tone and sweep it over your eyelid and up into the crease of your eye. This will help the color on top and gloss to adhere and last longer. 

Step 3: Apply Colored Eyeshadow
Take the eyeshadow of your choice in a matte, satin or shimmer (no glitter) finish—we’re loving warm neutrals like Aubergene, Chocolate Brown, Ice Princess, and Odyssey or softer brights like Skylar, Angel, Platinum, and Bisque—and use our Fluff Brush to tap the product onto your eyelid and press it in. Avoid blending the shadow in for maximum color payoff. Feel free to use the same shade on your lower lash line or create contrast by applying eyeliner there instead.

Step 4: Add Gloss
Using our flat Precision Brush, tap a clear non-sticky lip gloss (like our Sheer Gloss in Crystal) onto your eyelid, being careful not to add too much or get it too close to your lash line. The gloss will naturally travel downward during wear, and you want to avoid getting it into to your eyes. Use a Blender Brush to diffuse the edges and create a natural transition between the gloss and your skin.

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