| Originally Posted by absolut_blonde |
It really depends on the shadow. I can wet Satin Taupe and Beauty Marked with no noticeable impact on the finish but others like Sketch get a weird film on them. Usually I just 'reserve' a small part of the eyeshadow for wet use. Plus, scraping off the top outermost layer seems to get rid of the hard layer left behind.
| Originally Posted by THE ANTHEM |
it is a very common practice, but that doesn't really make it a good one.
like has been said, sometimes it will cause the shadow to develop a hard film. not all shadows do this though, it's really a trial and error thing.
but rather than taking the chance, i'd reccomend doing what absolut_blond said and just setting aside a small portion of the pan for wet use
| Originally Posted by sigwing |
Wow....I guess I'm not that meticulous, and I know everyone here hates sponge applicators, but I use a pointy one to dampen and swipe in a small area at the side of my shadows I want to use as liners and it works fine. Has for years. It's not like I go out & about & people just can't stand looking at my face because they know I've used a sponge-tip applicator, a brush or my finger to put some kind of eyeshadow on. There are some shadows that just can't handle a damp applicator, like I've had happen with some Prescriptives, but MAC I've used for years, wet AND dry, and it does cause a spot on the shadow to dry/harden differently, but none of mine have ever been ruined. I realize I'm not as educated or experienced as everyone else here, but at least that's how I've done it & never had problems. I just keep the spot on the shadow that I press the applicator to limited to a very small area of it. I also don't have any mixing medium...just use plain water just like people have done with cake eyeliner forever. MAC eyeshadows are the best and any of them I want to line with have always gone on just great with a dampened liner applicator.
| Originally Posted by Jennifer Mcfly |
what i do is wet my brush (242) with water or mixing medium lightly and then just place it on the shadow along the metal rim (edge) with the brush upright and just wiggle back and forth w/o moving the brush this way you can load it up with color and in the process it makes it kinda creamy and doesn't do any damage to the shadow. i have done this with multiple shadows and they are all still in great shape.
| Originally Posted by DaizyDeath |
also to add to the why to not wet your shadows list
1. it uses up ALOT more shadow when you wet it.
2. it causes them to crease more easily
3. the color wont last as long