The Budge-Proof Eyeshadow Protocol Makeup Artists Swear By
Achieving a long-lasting eyeshadow look is no easy feat. For one, not all eyeshadows are created equal and many don't have a great color payoff or staying power. Eyelids in general don't particularly hold onto makeup very well. Since we're constantly blinking, eyeshadow tends to crease and smudge very easily. And, the eyelids also tend to get oily which can make eyeshadow fade after a few hours of wear. That said, there are a few key things you can do to ensure your eyeshadow lasts all day. Read on for tips on how to achieve long-lasting eyeshadow from celebrity makeup artist Min Min Ma.

“A good eyeshadow should be nicely pigmented, and delivers an even, consistent application without leaving any streaks.”

Cream-based products work best for dry skin because they help hydrate it.

Use Quality Eyeshadows

The quality of the eyeshadow matters, too, which is why it’s important to invest in ones that will deliver on their promise. Here’s what to look for: “A good eyeshadow should be nicely pigmented and deliver an even, consistent application without leaving any streaks,” Ma says. “The color you see in the compact should reflect what you apply on the lids.” 

Rose Inc’s new Satin & Shimmer Duet Eyeshadow Duets house two shadows — one cream, one pressed — perfect for a sheer wash over the lids or layered saturated color for a bolder look. Pressed shimmer shadow delivers diffused illumination when worn alone or pressed on top of the cream base.

Packing lots of eyeshadow on the eyelids won’t result in a longer-lasting look.

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