You may wonder if there is a difference between mac wholesale cosmetics eyeshadow pigment and loose powder eyeshadow and how to use them for the best effect.
Loose powder eyeshadow has been developed by a number of cosmetic companies to provide a more vibrant and versatile makeup to enhance the eyes than everyday dense eyeshadows. Some have been mixed with fillers or other ingredients that add to the ease of application.
Eyeshadow pigments are also fine powder based and, in most cases, pure and unadulterated with any kind of filler. Some manufacturers give the message that the pigment can be used as makeup for other areas of the face.
In short, there is no basic difference between pigments and powders sold as eye makeup, only the manufacturers packaging, additional filler ingredients and, above all, the marketing strategy for their product.
Pigment or powder has the advantage over traditional eye shadow makeup in that it can be applied in a more detailed way although it must be applied with considerable care to avoid spilling onto other areas of the face where it is not wanted.
Most, but not all, pigments and powders have high colour intensity or shimmer, with variations in both texture and quality. What will suit one person may not suit another so don’t be afraid to experiment with brands as well as colours until you feel comfortable with your choices.
The art of applying pigments and powders takes some mastering, some are easier than others but taking the time to get familiar with the technique will be rewarded by the stunning effects that you can create around your most noticed feature.
Here’s how to apply pigment and loose powder
- Using a base primer or your usual dense eye shadow prepare your eye lids. Which one you use will depend upon the effect you wish to obtain.
- Using either a finger tip or a densely packed short bristled brush to dip into the powder or pigment and then gently blow or tap off the surplus.
- Dab the brush or your finger tip on your lid and carefully blend in, creating your special look.
- Using a damp brush packed with pigment on or around the lids can give a bright, ‘in your face’ bold look. With an angled eyeliner brush you can achieve a very colourful and personalised eyeliner effect.
Other makeup uses for Pigments
Red or Pink shades of pigment can be used as a blush. Use a finger tip loaded with powder to apply to cheeks or to highlight apply along the top of your cheekbones.
Just mix your favourite colour pigment with a clear gloss and apply to your lips.
Olive oil or Vaseline make ideal and money saving lip glosses for mixing pigment. To really bring a vibrant mix of intense colours to your personal grooming try mixing pigments with clear nail polish and applying to your nails.