In addition to being free of artificial dyes, preservatives and other chemicals, another important benefit of mineral makeup is its extraordinary staying power. This means that mineral eye shadows are crease-resistant and mineral eyeliners less likely to smudge. If you have been interested in trying mineral eye shadow or eye liner, but are unsure how to apply these products, here are some simple instructions to help you get flawless results.
First you’ll want to choose whether to use a pencil, liquid or powder eye liner. If you are looking to simplify and streamline your makeup routine, you can use a dark mineral eye shadow as a liner as well. Using shadow in this way will define your eyes, while giving you a look that is soft and natural.
Using Mineral Eye Shadow to Line Eyes
Step 1: To help the eye liner adhere, slightly dampen a small angled shadow brush. Then sprinkle a small bit of the dark powdered eye shadow into the lid of the jar. Wing eyeliner
Step 2:Dip the edge of the dampened brush into the mineral power. Tap the brush on the edge of the jar lid to remove any excess eye shadow. This is a very important step that will help you to better control the application.
Step 3: Begin applying the eye liner shadow at the outer corner of the eye, just outside of the lash line. Work from the outer eye towards the bridge of your nose, stopping where your lashes end. To keep the eye liner looking subtle and natural, gradually make the line finer as you inward.
Applying Liquid Mineral Eye Liner
If you would like the control of a liquid liner, you can easily transform you mineral eye shadow powder into a paste by wetting (rather than just dampening) the brush. Then take the wet brush and stir it into a small amount of mineral eye shadow that you’ve placed in the lid of the jar. This will create a creamy consistency that you can apply with a fine, pointed or angled brush with the technique described in Step 3.
Applying Pencil Mineral Eye Liner
Mineral eyeliners also come in pencil form. If you prefer to use a pencil eye liner, follow the same application technique as described above, in Step 3.
Don’t become frustrated if you need a few practice runs before getting the technique right. It takes a little practice to master anything new, and the effort is well worth it. Mineral eye shadows and liners will stay put, looking perfect and gorgeous, until you wash them off.