How do you handle eyeshadow fall out?

How do you handle eyeshadow fall out?? During application? What about while you’re wearing it?

If I’m wearing a lot of eye makeup or know I’ll be using an eyeshadow prone to fall out during application, I’ll do eyes first, then I can use a cotton pad and makeup remover to get rid of fall out. If it’s just a little, then I’ll sweep it away with a fluffy brush. For glitter, take tape and apply it to your hand or arm a couple of times, then use the remaining tackiness to pick up glittery bits. While wearing it – well, I just kind of take it on the chin. For me, I am usually testing, so I want to see just how bad it gets from start to finish. If I wasn’t, I’d probably have to leave it unless I was able to remove it more thoroughly at home and reapply the base products.

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I always do my eye makeup first, so if I get any fall out. I just wipe it off with makeup remover. I don’t ever get fall out throughout the day.

As soon as I’m done applying my eyeshadow (but before I apply mascara) I use a fan brush to sweep away fall-out and if there’s any stubborn fall-out left I grab a Q-tip, dip it in some eye cream and gently remove the leftover fall-out.

Long ago and thanks, I think, to a youtube tutorial, I discovered how great post-it notes work as “shields” to protect the under-eye area from fallout. I have a tool from Lise Watier (I think Sephora makes or made one too) for applying “glitter” eyeshadows – it’s a silicone “wedge” rather than a brush – and that helps hugely, as do the standard tricks of tapping off excess, patting rather than brushing on shadow and also using a base like TF Glitter Glue (it really helps hold the shadow in place but it does make it harder to blend). In some cases, I just don’t use the shadow any more (the original formulation of UD Maui Wowie, or MCRA are 2 examples and it’s a shame because they are SO beautiful except for the uncontrollable glitter fallout)

As someone with chronic illness, I have awful crevices and dark circles under my eyes. Fallout is a disaster. Okay so overstatement aside: it certainly doesn’t lend any helping hand in that department. First area of defence: I try to stay away from brands where fallout becomes an issue. Avoid: the layer of loose powder trick because it makes my under eye area far too dry and actually creates lines. Solution: fan brush to gently remove excess and then apply corrector/concealer following eye makeup, not before. I frequently do not wear much in the way of eyeshadow and use cream base and a bit of pencil and done without issue.

During application, I use a hand mirror and a tissue on my lap, and I tilt my head down while I’m putting the eyeshadow on. That way, the fallout lands on the tissue in my lap, not on my face. And before I tilt my head back up, I use a blending brush to go over each lid thoroughly to dislodge any loose stuff that may be hanging on. After that, I usually have no (or very few) problems with fallout during the day. Glitter is the worst culprit, though, and it tends to dislodge over time, so if I’m wearing a sparkly shadow, it’s almost guaranteed I’ll have the ‘raccoon-eyes glitter’ look going by the time the day is over, even if I’m wearing a good primer.

Usually with products like Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy or Darling Girl Glitter Glue. If I specifically know something has a lot of fall out, then I usually opt to do my base after I’ve done my eyes.

I always do my eyes first and apply a nice base. I try to gently pat shadows on (especially glittery ones) to prevent fall out. If there’s still fall out, I just clean up with a brush, q-tip or makeup wipe. I don’t typically have fall out after everything is on so I’m good to go after cleanup.

If I know the eyeshadows that I’m using have fallout, I’ll do my eyes first and clean up the fallout with some tape (I remove some of the stickiness on my hand first so it doesn’t pull too hard.)

I always apply eye makeup first so when I see fallout I use a damp foam triangular sponge, dab, and hope it’s all gone.

If the shadowy stuff is still there then I wet the sponge some more, tap it onto a bar of soap and blot away the rest of the residue. Then I only need to reapply concealer/corrector.

When I’m out and see fallout I use a tissue or q-tip in my purse and vow not to use this shade long-term!

I usually do my eyes first unless I’m not going all out on my eye look. I’ll do all of my upper lid eyeshadow and then clean it up with a makeup wipe or baby wipe, then apply my foundation and powder it, then do the lower lashline eyeshadow, then finish everything else.

I always use a base/primer, a flat (usually concealer) brush, and “pack” it on in thin, light layers. I used to have major issues, particularly with black shadows, and I’ve been using this method since High School with no issues.

It drives me bananas.

Right now I am finding myself skipping on beautiful colours or textures (I’m looking at you, UD) because the fallout during application is just too much for me: I have to remember to do my eyes first, and the problem is that even with a makeup wipe I have to scrub to get it all off. And good luck getting those glittery particles to come off!

During wear can be very annoying.I try to always set any eyeliner with eyeshadow, and then carefully go over that shadow with a fluffier brush to try and dislodge any powder still loose. Some eyeshadow (like the Tom Ford ones, unfortunately) are prone to falling underneath the eye. When they’re dark they look like tiny new moles, and I try not to touch them or else welcome to Smear Central!

Would you believe I’ve spent the last week or so researching…and trying…the best recommended methods. And the one that wins hands down and recommended by most of the big make-up artists (Wayne Goss too) is quite simply to apply your eye make-up first. Tape and Post-its are fine to a point, but overuse will mean pulling around that delicate eye area. Fan brushes are great, but won’t shift dark shadow fall-outs. The trouble with putting on eye make-up first is that my routine of putting foundation on first is firmly ingrained, and I keep forgetting to do the eye make-up beforehand. But when I do actually manage to remember, it’s such a joy not to have to mop up all those scatters.

I keep a small roll of scotch tape in my make up bag. Then I just get a small piece and dab it. It lifts eyeshadow pigments without ruining your base.

I tap a pretty good amount of the MUFE micro finishing HD powder all over underneath my eyes. The fallout actually lands on top of that and after I’m done, I take a fan brush and brush it all away. Everything goes and it doesn’t mess up your base makeup. Works like a charm!

I rarely get eyeshadow fallout, but I think prevention is key, so primer and/or base. I usually powder my face before doing my eyes, so if I get any powdery fallout, I can brush it off with a fan brush. I also don’t tend to use really fluffy brushes for application. Less fluffy, smaller brushes give me more control and don’t lose as much shadow.

I don’t do heavy glitter often, but if I do, I put my mineral veil or powder on my face so it’s less oily/sticky. I’ll do my eyes first, and use a really good glitter glue. Then if I need I can use the fan brush or a little tape to get the fallout. Any fallout that occurs during the day, I just live with, and pretend I’m Tinkerbell.

The answer is that I avoid it by rarely wearing glittery eyeshadows, haha. My eyes hooded and deepset, so glittery fallout tends to fall right into my undereye area, highlighting those dark circles. Not the best look. 😛

If I do wear something glittery (*le sigh* Chanel Mirifique), I usually tap out the brush while applying, then do the eye first before anything else, cleaning up with eyeshadow remover afterwards.

Pretty much exactly the same! Usually it’s the fluffy brush trick though, as I always forget and do my eye makeup last anyway, LOL!

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