Matte Vs. Shimmer

Thursday, September 06, 2012



Let me tell you something about Matte and shimmer. It’s not a matter of trend anymore but these two finishes do serve a purpose.

If you have no creases in your eyes,  like me, I love using matte shadows to create a false crease to make my peepers appear more deep set than they actually are. 

Matte shadows allow you to define and contour your eyes, and look natural because its texture is similar to your skin. These matte eyeshadows absorb the light therefore making the "shadowed area" look recessed.

For the best application, put on the shadow with a dome shaped brush. You can put on a matte taupe in the crease and keep the rest bare. Your eye shape will be the focus instead of the makeup.

Shimmer shadows make your eyes appear smaller and your lids bigger because they reflect light. As you can see, my eye with the shimmer shadow appear more puffy than it really is. If you want to really use shimmer, apply only to the inner half part of your eyes not going beyond the creases and use matte to define and contour your creases. Use shimmer to highlight your brows to make them pop!

Same effects go for lips. Matte make your lips look smaller while gloss (specially the ones with glitter) make your lips bigger and poutier. That’s why ultra glosses are best for women with thin lips. me tell you something about Matte and shimmer. It’s not a matter of trend anymore but these two finishes do serve a purpose.

If you have no creases like me, I love using matte shadows to create a false crease to make my peepers appear more deep set than they actually are. Matte shadows allow you to define and contour your eyes, and look natural because its texture is similar to your skin. For the best application, put on the shadow with a dome shaped brush. You can put on a matte taupe in the crease and keep the rest bare. Your eye shape will be the focus instead of the makeup.

Simmer shadows make your eyes appear smaller and your lids bigger because they reflect light. As you can see, my eye with the shimmer shadow appear more puffy than it really is. If you want to really use shimmer, apply only to the inner half part of your eyes not going beyond the creases and use matte to define and contour your creases. Use shimmer to highlight your brows to make them pop!

Same effects go for lips. Matte make your lips look smaller while gloss (specially the ones with glitter) make your lips bigger and poutier. That’s why ultra glosses are best for women with thin lips.

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