How do you deal with eyeshadow fallout?

During application, it doesn’t bother me so much. I’ll wipe it away with a fluffy brush or use a cotton swab (with some remover) to remove heavier fallout. If it’s throughout wear, then I’d apply the shade with a dampened brush next time!

— Christine
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During application I’d clean it up when I apply concealer. I always apply that after es. If I’m wearing glitter I would apply glitter glue or something I knew was problematic.

I always use primer and don’t usually have problems with fall out. The worst was a Chantecaille es I paid $50. Beautiful cool olive green with multicolored sparkles. Even with glitter glue it’s all over my face at the end of the day.

I don’t usually use anything I need glitter glue with too much hassle.

For all new, unknown shadows and for shadows that I already know produce a lot of fallout, I err on the side of caution and do my eyes first, then my base. That way, I can take one of my Neutrogena wipes and quickly clean up the mess without disturbing any concealer, foundation, powder, etc.

Just doing my eyes first has saved me a lot of hassle, haha!

I hulk smash the table!!!

Just kidding. If glitter, tape. If not, moisturizer and touch-up foundation. But if fallout happens during wear…I don’t keeps it.

I don’t really have issues with fallout, but I do use a primer. I don’t pick up very much and I use glitter glue or my finger with shimmers. I do my face last so anything that does stick to my face gets removed or covered up.

I just try as much as I can to avoid eyeshadow with fallout.
I tried doing my eye makeup first, but it’s not for me. I’m the base first type, but I rarely have issue with fallout because of my first point. When a little bit happens, I just keep a fluffy clean brush clean so I can dust it off.

Fortunately I don’t have any shadows that fallout during the day. I don’t recall if I ever did have any because I would have decluttered them. I deal with fallout during application by wiping it away with a dense brush or my fingers and I do my eyes first, before base products. If a particular shade has a lot of fallout, I apply with a brush sprayed with Ben Nye Liquiset.

If it’s a dark pigment that smears easily, I use wall-safe scotch tape to gently pick it up. If it’s a sheer or light color, concealer or even swiping at it with a makeup remover cloth is okay. I tend to avoid applying powdery eye shadows with brushes, and I usually avoid dark loose shadows.

By doing my best to avoid the it in the first place! I’ve found that using an excellent eyeshadow primer before applying my eye look improves the situation exponentially. It truly helps the shadows stay put throughout the day and also greatly improves the application, too. If I’m going to be using a glittery or more finicky shade, I will use Nyx Glitter Primer and/or a brush sprayed with MAC Fix+ for foolproof adhesion. If all else fails, I’ll just brush it away when I do my finishing or setting powder.

I don’t usually experience much fallout. I always powder my face, so light fallout is easy to just brush it off with a fan brush.

If I’m going to use neons or other shadows that have more fallout and/or are prone to staining, I’ll do my eyes first. I’ll also powder heavily around my eyes.

You can use a makeup eraser or any makeup removing cloth like that to get rid of fall out. Just gently wipe it away with a light hand. You can do this during application or when you’re out and about and if you do it right it doesn’t mess up the rest of your makeup. This little trick has been so useful for me. I keep makeup erasers on my vanity and one in my makeup bag.

I’ve been known to apply susceptible eyeshadow with my face completely parallel to the counter, looking straight at a hand mirror on the counter, so anything that falls during application lands on the mirror and not under my eyes. (Yay gravity!)

I actually do my foundation and concealer after my eyes. I tend to go way past the corner of my eye when blending so I started this a long time ago. Like others, all use glitter glue on shadows that might be problematic. If I can’t control the fall out, I tend to avoid those shades in a palette.

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