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Pressed are easier for me as well. And i prefer them in palette so I don’t have to think too much about what colors to put together, haha. I have a lot of indie eyeshadows that are loose but I don’t use them as often as I would like because I’m lazy. πŸ™

Pressed for sure. I had so many indie loose pigments but they would just remain untouched in the train case because I didn’t have the patience for them so I ordered some 12 palettes and mixing medium from coastal scents and pressed them all. It’s easier for travel and I’m more likely to use my pretty colors if I can see them all right in front of me in a palette.

Pressed shadows…you can travel with them, they are not messy, it wont accidently spill all over the place etc. The only loose shadows I own is Sugar Pill and I only use them on occasions. 25 years or more ago, when the Ford sisters had The Face Place (now Benefit) I bought their loose shadows among other stuff….the thought of shadow powder spilling all over the bathroom sink still haunts me to today. I stick with pressed powder.

PRESSED! Loose shadows are too messy. But I like using loose shadows as a highlighter or blush, if the shade is really nice.

Pressed all the way. Less messy and minimal fallout. Although, pigments are a lot more versatile…nail polish, eyeshadow, etc.

pressed…the BE loose shadows are sooo pretty to look at in the store though!! lol. Seriously those little spinny tables they’re on is like amazing… Pressed is way easier/convenient to use though.

Definitely pressed as I’m so clumsy and I have cream carpet in my bedroom!

I have some lovely loose shadows from Barry M (a UK brand, does lots of bright colours) but they don’t get much love due to the mess. πŸ™

I love the value of loose eyeshadows but I always choose the convenience (aka butterfingers/heavy-handedness) of pressed powders. That being said, I still have some great loose powders just because the texture and color’s just perfect.

I have some micabella shadows which are loose and I LOVE them. I also have quite a few pressed shadows from MAC and I like those, too ! I’m glad I don’t have to choose between them because I like both.

pressed…loose are a pain in the butt. pressed are faster, less messy (who hasn’t knocked over a loose e/s or pigment?), more travel friendly (ive had jars unscrew in my mu bag), and less fallout. I feel like I can sanitize pressed powders with ease too.

Definitely pressed and for the same reasons you stated, Christine. There are some good loose shadows around and I have a few that I use sometimes but not very often because they can be so messy and so fiddly to work with.

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