Sunday, September 25th, 2011

This or That

If you had to choose: Shimmer Eyeshadow or Matte Eyeshadow?

  • Shimmer Eyeshadow (61%, 2,082 Votes)
  • Matte Eyeshadow (39%, 1,350 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,432

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21 thoughts on “This or That: Shimmer Eyeshadow or Matte Eyeshadow?

  1. Sade'

    I am a matte girl. Its such a shame most of the higher end brand eyeshadows are so shimmery.

  2. Neither I’d want one with a satin finish. :)

  3. Lauren

    I like using both, but I prefer a matte because you can always add your own shimmer pearl to the top. Matte just seems more versatile in that sense. You can put on shimmer you can never take it off – that us, unless you want to by the mattifier 😛

    As far as looks, shimmers work for my complexion better!

  4. Mariella

    Not all that long ago, I would have said “matte, all the way” but in the past few years, I’ve discovered just how flattering good quality, subtle sheen can be in eyeshadows and they’ve become my favourites, though I still do use matte shadows and like the play of textures I can get using different finishes in one look.

  5. shimmer all the way….matte is flat…makes me look old

  6. Violet

    Mattes are so underrated. :( It’s by pairing a matte shadow with shimmer ones that the shimmers stand out at all. Mattes are the shiznit, and no one appreciates them.

    Besides, you can just add glitter on top to make them “pop”.

  7. Yazmin

    If there was the option of both, i would have picked that. I love shimmer eyeshadows as they never fail on pigmentation and how easy it is too apply, but i cant live without matte eyeshadows because i use them to add intensity to any shimmer eye look without adding another shimmer ontop.

  8. Liz

    More often then not I put focus on my lips rather then my eyes (mainly due to abundant lazyness!) so I’ll go with matte 😉

  9. lilia

    I love love love matte eyeshadow but shimmer can be good as a highlight or maybe a base lid color. the only problem i have is when girls (especially the younger ones who claim to be gurus on YouTube) wear shimmery eyeshadow as their tear duct highlight, their lid color, the crease color AND the brow highlight. it makes me cringe so much. I think crease colors should be matte and again theres nothing wrong with shimmery shades but please don’t go crazy with it.

  10. Alex

    I never do an all matte eye or an all shimmer eye. I like to mix the textures. I love shimmer on the lid and a matte in the crease! :)

  11. Depends on my mood! I usually go for shimmer but I love matte too!

  12. jenni

    i own much more shimmer than mattes but i love my mattes, maybe its because they are rare in my collection 😉
    i think mattes though because all shimmer would be too much but all matte is pretty

  13. grace

    matte! cuz you can always add shimmers on top but not the other way round!

  14. Pawsha

    I like both together.

  15. Veronica

    I wear both and frequently mix them together. I tend toward shimmer when I’m just throwing on a single color, and I wear mattes most often when I’m wearing a bold lip.

  16. I always use them together.. Love both!

  17. KZT

    Matte & possibly some satins(MAC’s brulee/orb, etc..)- for work and those over 30. Shimmer is OK for going out and holidays but it’s really aging on anyone over 30, horrible for anyone wanting to be taken seriously in the workplace.

  18. Abby

    I like satin finishes the best, but otherwise I prefer a good matte. Hardcore shimmers make my Asian monolids look puffier :(

  19. lina

    I like satin finishes mixed w/matte for everyday :)

  20. artemis

    i only like shimmer on eyeshadow but a neon matte colour is nice to <3

  21. I like both. I usually use a shimmer eyeshadow for a night time look, or if I’m going to an event that’s a little more up scale. I love to use matte eyeshadow on a day to day basis, it’s always great for a day time look!