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Dry or wet eyeshadow

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
What is the difference does it make if you apply your e/s dry or wet? can someone explain?
thanks Nic
post #2 of 26

Re: dry or wet e/s?

The difference is, when the e/s is wet, the color turns out stronger and it stays on longer as well, as opposed to when its dry :)
post #3 of 26

Re: dry or wet e/s?

I agree when I apply my Piggies wet they last so much longer and the colour is way more intense
post #4 of 26

Re: Dry or wet e/s?

Same here, colours are much more intense when applied wet.
post #5 of 26

Re: Dry or wet e/s?

When you apply eye shadow wet then the colour is much brighter and richer. They also last longer on your lid.
post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 

Re: Dry or wet e/s?

oh ok i get it now, thankyou ladies..next question as it is applied wet, is it harder to blend? also how do you apply it wet..what with?
Nic
post #7 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

It is harder to blend because what water or any other liquid will do to the e/s is make it more compact, so trying to blend it will be harder.
You can apply wet e/s with a makeup applicator like this one:
( it will make it easier as the ones that have hair on them won't retain liquids as well as these, but you can try both brush or applicator) :)
post #8 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

Ditto to all the above. I also find that applying eyeshadow wet allows for more precision, such as when I'm using it as a liner or doing some sort of design on my eye.
post #9 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

you can wet your brush. never wet your e/s ! the e/s goes smoother on the lid, and the color is stronger.
you can also use an eyeliner brush, wet it, and your e/s becomes eyeliner !
post #10 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

i do that too, to use my e/s as an eyeliner ;)
post #11 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

I find that the shimmery eyeshadows seem more metallic as well. I just wet my brush with tap water and then squeeze a bit to get the excess water off and it turns out fine.
post #12 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

All it is, is that when it is wet it is a stronger and when it is dry it is not as strong and sometimes wet acctully last longer.
post #13 of 26

Re: dry or wet e/s?

Thanks for the info!
post #14 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

Ditto - i do this with glittery shadows/pigments to give me more control - I have a little bottle of body shop vitamin e spray and I just sprizt my brush!
post #15 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

Urban Decay (yes, i love UD, lol) actually made this thing :
it turns your e/s into an eyeliner, cool !
it's called eyeshadow transforming potion ;)
post #16 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

Okay, here's how I do it.

I run my eyeshadow brush under the cold tap in the bathroom to get it wet. I then squeeze it between my fingers from base to tip to remove excess water. Then, I just use it on the eyeshadow the same way I would as if I were using it dry. After doing one eye, I wet the brush again so doing the second one it looks even.

You get a much more intense, sharp application -- stronger colour, sharper edges plus it lasts longer. To soften it, you can just blend as normal afterwards. You don't have to though, and the only way you'll get a really graphic look with powder shadow is to use it this way.

A word of warning here: some cheap eyeshadows really don't work well wet. Anything decent will go on well this way though, as will loose powder colours. Definitely try powder shadows wet as eyeliners, especially for lining under the lower lashes.
post #17 of 26

Re: Dry or wet e/s?

I was thinking the same thing! Blending it is a little harder for me when it is wet.
post #18 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

Blending is a little harder when the eye shadow is wet but I think the extra effort is worth it for the effect you get.
post #19 of 26

Re: Dry or wet e/s?

It's still easy to do though, once the shadow has dried on, it just takes a little more pressure.
post #20 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

This looks really cool - has anyone tried this?????????????????
post #21 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

Wet e/s is more intense and stays on longer!!
post #22 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

I wet my eyeshadows to line my eyes and the results are fantastic! :) Just use a small area of your eyeshadow for that purpose, because water can destroy the concistency of some eyeshadows! :)
post #23 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

I heard you could also use Visine instead of water and it makes it stay on much longer.
post #24 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

when you say brush, do you mean the applicator brushes that come with the eyeshadow (which are useless for dry application) or proper eyeshadow brushes that you have to buy separately?
post #25 of 26

Re: Dry or wet eyeshadow

I have visine and i have yet to use my eyeshadow wet.
post #26 of 26

which types of brushes are best??  I find that with my real soft ones, they get all wacked-out of shape with the water and it does not work!

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