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Here’s my most recent look.  I used a very popular M.A.C. mineralized eyeshadow in Sea and Sky. Sea and Sky came out I think last year as one of the summer collections.  It’s a duo with a light blue marbled side (Sky) and a deep, bright blue.  I also used a popular technique that intensifies eyeshadows called foiling.

Foiling makes an eyeshadow look like liquid metal…or like the shiny, high gloss surface of foil paper. Not all shadows can be foiled.  For one, you generally only use shadows that can be used wet, loose shadows like M.A.C. Pigments and baked, mineralized shadows like M.A.C. mineralized eyeshadow and Urban Decay Baked shadows.  Do not use regular pressed shadows unless you are specifically told that its ok. Wetting these shadows can destroy them.

Secondly to get that shiny look, you need to use shadows that have shimmer or glitter in them. Can’t really use a matte colour to create shine (that totally defeats the point mattes!!!)

Lastly you need to use some kind of fluid to liquify the shadow, usually water-based, but whatever  works for you.  Two of the most popular media are M.A.C.’s Fix+ and water-based Mixing Medium.  Some people make their own using a mix of water and glycerin.  I use Mixing Medium, but everyone talks about Fix+.  I’m going to have to get it!!!

Enough chat!!!!! On to the look!

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