How to Apply Cream Eyeshadow – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Apply Cream Eyeshadow –

Share your best tips and tricks for applying your favorite cream eyeshadows!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

Temptalia’s Tips

  1. I like using a firm, flat brush (like MAC’s 249 or even concealer brushes work well) to get the color from the jar to my lid.
  2. If you want a sheerer wash of color, fingertips tend to work really well to blend out color, because the heat from your fingertip helps keep the shadow moving.  Otherwise, a fluffy brush (I like MAC’s 217) works well, too–especially if you want more precision/control.
  3. If you want more opaque color, consider building up the color in layers, so you can avoid it creasing (if it’s too thick of a layer, it takes longer to dry, which can cause it to gather in the creases while it’s drying down!).