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    Re: Wetting shadows?

    So what I've been doing (and has never given me problems) for a few years is take a spoolie and scrape off a thin layer so I've got a bit of loose powder (only how much I need) and then dampen my brush and dip it in. That way, if I need to double dip, I'm just picking up more of the loose powder and not disturbing the solid part. I haven't had any crusties yet.

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    Re: Wetting shadows?

    I scrape particles of the E/S with a clean brush onto the back of my hand then use medium (usually spit, he he) but sometimes SB Eyeshadow converter or a little Visine works too and make a liquid-mud on my hand. Dip from hand to eyelid. Keeps the E/S from being contaminated or turning hard/discolored
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    Re: Wetting shadows?

    Yeah I never wet my shadows anymore because they get this chalky crust on them afterwards.

    What I do instead is get the shadow on my brush, then wet my brush with some Fix+ or water or something. That way my shadow stays safe.

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    Re: Wetting shadows?

    I just load up my brush with dry shadow, and then dab it in water. It's a bit annoying if you have to go back for more, but it's more sanitary. Or, I'll brush off a good bit of powder onto the lid and then add water to that.
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    Re: Wetting shadows?

    I love using Pixie Epoxy. Totally makes it look like shadows are foiled, minus the effort.

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    Re: Wetting shadows?

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    Originally Posted by cupcake_x
    This is how I wet my eyeshadows, and it's also how I turn my eyeshadows into liners:

    I set aside a little bit of the eyeshadow/pigment from the rest (I usually put it in a water bottle cap that I cleaned) and then mix it with contact or saline solution, not water. I then apply it to my lids.. I also use it in my waterlines.

    The ph balance in the saline solution will hold your eyeshadows and liners (especially for those who put liner in your waterlines). I add the solution to Carbon and apply it in mine.

    If you blend it in well enough, it doesn't seem to get flakey and crusty for me. Experiment on how much saline solution you use to get the right formula for you.

    And I got this information from a TV show on the Style Network called 10 Years Younger, the make-up artist Damone Roberts.


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    Re: Wetting shadows?

    I haven't found wetting shadows to ruin the shadow at all even when I disinfect the shadows with alcohol at times, the color and texture remains the same.

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    Re: Wetting shadows?

    i wet them with fix+ (or a glyecerin and water mixture)... i don't really like the ultimate lasting power of the shadow with regular water, it just does not work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by she View Post
    i wet them with fix+ (or a glyecerin and water mixture)... i don't really like the ultimate lasting power of the shadow with regular water, it just does not work for me.
    where do you find the glycerin? the drugstores in my area have all stopped carrying it. is buying online the only option? are there any reputable sellers?

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    I'm not a big fan of wetting eyeshadow either. I've had bad experiences with it making it go hard in the past so I didn't do it again.

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    if I want to wet a pressed shadow I just pick a little part along the sida of the eyeshadow and only use that part of the e/s with wet tools, but most often i only wet my loose pigments.

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    Dont risk messing up your shadows and get a little cup with glycerin & water mixture and put your brush into the eyeshadow first then dip it in a little water! make sure your brush is a little dry when you put it back on the shadow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabdebaz View Post
    Ok, I heard a coworker of mine telling a customer today not to wet the shadows as this could ruin them. I thought applying shadows wet was a common practice -- either for applying a more intense colour or for lining the eyes. What's the deal??
    I apply pigments and loose eyeshadows wet for a more intense effect.

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    I don't wet my eyeshadows. I use primers to make it more intense.
    But I do spray my brushes with fix + and use it on the pigments for a more intense look and the mineral eyeshadows. It's very cool.

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    I never wet (or foil) my eye shadow, however; I do foil my pigments. You can find pigments that are generously priced (NYX) to high end (MAC) and use a liner to foil the color, without messing up an eye shadow. They don't do a lot of damage to an eye shadow, but I will admit, I have ruined some eye shadows (they would get hard and lose their pigment) attempting to use them to foil.

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    Anytime I do this I leave a hard wet spot in my eye shadow so I'm not going to attempt it anymore lol.

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    I really like wet eyeshadow but i feel it's very difficult to blend.

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    good they are coming up with cream shadows in majority of brands, so no need to wet it.

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    I've never tried wetting my eyeshadow, but baked is a different story. I have wet Laura Mercier baked eyeshadows, ELF, Mac & Hard Candy baked products and they work well for me. Baked eyeshadows are made to be used wet, so find that it doesn't leave a hard film. I don't know about regular powder eyeshadows, because I've never tried it, but in terms of baked products, I recommend wetting them.

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