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Best eye shadow?

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
I am looking for a good brand of eye shadow and need something that will show up on my skin. It seems like it just disappears when I put it on. I guess I need something with a lot of pigment.

Does bareminerals show up well on the eyes?
post #2 of 34
I really like MAC eyeshadows.
post #3 of 34
Stila eyeshadows are very highly pigmented- they are one of my favorites!
Chanel is also good.
post #4 of 34
Thread Starter 
What stores sale Stila? I have never even heard of it before.
post #5 of 34
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What stores sale Stila? I have never even heard of it before.
Sephora has it online- they don't have it in my local store. Anthropologie sometimes has Stila stuff in their stores. You can also buy it online on the Stila website.

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post #6 of 34
2 of my favorites are Kitten (champagne w/shimmer) & Moonlight (pearly white w/shimmer) I use Kitten all over and then Moonlight in the inside v of my eye. A little goes a long way w/these shadows.
post #7 of 34
MAC and Stila are both excellent shadows, love them. My step daughter just got a new one from Smashbox called a smudge pot. It's a shimmer cream and then she puts a similar color powder on the top of it and it stays FOREVER! SHe goes with the smokey eye and uses the black one, which comes out like a pewter blue grey on her. I though it would be so dark and night-ish, but she pulls it off well during the day.
post #8 of 34
Thread Starter 
Do cream shadows show wrinkles? How well would these do over bareminerals?
post #9 of 34
I love Smashbox eyeshadows. Stila's are good too.
post #10 of 34
MAC, Stila, TooFaced, Bobbi Brown

I would suggest using Urban Decay's Eye Potion underneath your eyeshadow as a base to keep it the shadows from making a disappearing acts midway through the day.
post #11 of 34
I have the urban decay potion laurie mentioned and it works great. Really makes the color pop too. Urban decay has great eye shadows as well.
post #12 of 34
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Originally Posted by lvly808 View Post
I have the urban decay potion laurie mentioned and it works great. Really makes the color pop too. Urban decay has great eye shadows as well.
Are they cheaper than mac?
post #13 of 34
if you purchase the mac pallet it's only $10 per color. the only thing is you gotta go to the actual mac store, they don't sell the pallet at the stands in department stores.
post #14 of 34
if you are looking for really cheap e/s I have been having really good luck w/ Milani eyeshadow singles and Wet and Wild trios and palettes. They have lasted all day on me (so take that you drugstore naysayers)
post #15 of 34
I have to agree with allison, I would also reccomend NYX eyeshadow singles, they're about $5 a piece and seem to be getting really good reviews on makeupalley.com

I also reccomend for high end, MAC e/s, stila e/s, and smashbox e/s...super pigmented

As for bare minerals...I own a couple glimmers from them and they are a bit sheerer, but when used wet, they're REALLY pigmented..

Hope that helps
post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by sammiekat View Post
2 of my favorites are Kitten (champagne w/shimmer) & Moonlight (pearly white w/shimmer) I use Kitten all over and then Moonlight in the inside v of my eye. A little goes a long way w/these shadows.
Couldn't have said it better myself. I seriously <3 Stila's shadows. I have eyelids that shadows usually just disappear into. When I first started getting into makeup, at this Chanel counter, and the Makeup artist told he he had to keep applying and applying because my lids just absorbed it or something. Anyway, for me Stila is awesome.

I happen to have a cream liner with Smashbox, that is in this really light neon green color. Sounds weird, but it actually really pretty, and I am not considered adventurous with makeup colors. But I happen to wear it today and layered the same colored shadow over it and smudged it up the lid. It did stay put all day and even after running tonight
post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by krnstarrz View Post
I have to agree with allison, I would also reccomend NYX eyeshadow singles, they're about $5 a piece and seem to be getting really good reviews on makeupalley.com

I also reccomend for high end, MAC e/s, stila e/s, and smashbox e/s...super pigmented

As for bare minerals...I own a couple glimmers from them and they are a bit sheerer, but when used wet, they're REALLY pigmented..

Hope that helps
How do you use these wet?
post #18 of 34
Thread Starter 
Also, what is the difference between Mac pigment powders and the regular shadow?
post #19 of 34
To use them wet, just dip your e/s brush in water and use it regularly

and MAC pigment powders are basically just powders that you can use for everywhere(most people use them for e/s but I sometimes use them for blush/higlighters and lipgloss), and e/s are just e/s---hope that made sense
post #20 of 34
most eyeshadows you can apply with a wet brush. Paula Dorph actually had a solution that you could add a couple drops to the brush and use it wet.

I usually apply the eyeshadow wet, for lining the eyes, but that is just me.
post #21 of 34
^Me too. I have a Bobby Brown Navy shadow that I use all the time wet. It's perfect, thin, precise and not gloppy like liquid liner.

The smashbox smudge pot doesn't crease becasue you put the powder over top of it. Any other creams I would use cream to powder because they can crease.
post #22 of 34
I looooove urban decay eye shadows
post #23 of 34
This pallette I bought was $34

post #24 of 34
nyx. cheap cheap!
post #25 of 34
I like Mac and Chanel. I just bought some from Mario Triccoci when I had my hair colored. whatever thier brand is seems to work well
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