How do you deal with eyeshadow patchiness?

I’ll use another eyeshadow (that’s not so annoying to use) to fill in, cheat the edge, etc. If it is somewhat patchy but not enough to be noticeable to others, I may just live with it, too. I always try to think of the “big picture” since most people are not staring at your closed eye at 5x magnification!

— Christine
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I don’t ever recall totally removing and then reapplying eyeshadow, but I have had a few patch up on me.
I would do exactly what you do.
I do close up work in my Simple Human mirror, but always step back and look in my LED lighted wall mirror, and then swivel again to look in my sink mirror as they all serve different purposes. If it looks okay from afar I’ll leave it be.

Although I have had a few instances of getting frustrated enough to remove my eye makeup and start over, your comment “…not enough to be noticeable to others” made me laugh. Not only will people not notice a bit of patchiness, it’s been my experience that they do not even notice when I have two completely different color stories on each eye!

I just blend blend blend into the crease a transition shade I know it’s error proof. One of the advantages of hooded eyes is that most of the eyeshadow is barely visible and the patchiness is covered. 😅

I check to see if it’s visible behind my glasses. If not, I move on. If it can be seen, I will wipe away as much as I can with a cotton swab or a brush and apply a different shadow. Then I hope I can remember what the offending shadow was next time around.

While thankfully it’s a rare, random occurrence for me, I do exactly what you do to improve the situation, Christine. That’s about the best anyone could do with patchy eyeshadow. For me, the worst culprit is PML mattes. Those suckers can get stuck in spots!

If it’s really noticeable, I’ll blend over it with a better, similar shade or translucent powder. When all else fails, I’ll just wear my glasses. 😄

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