Foiling eyeshadow is not for the makeup weak — but it’s a hell of a lot easier if you have great product to work with. Foiling an eyeshadow with a lot of pigment is a breeze compared to a sheerer formula, and that’s where the magic of loose eyeshadows come in. Ahead, find five loose eyeshadow pigments that are perfect for mixing with other makeup mediums, whether you’re using a fixing spray or a balm. You’ll be a foiling pro in no time.
This super-sparkly metallic copper pigment is perfect for the bronzed goddess eye makeup of your dreams. We love to mix this with a setting spray and pack it onto the lids for major sparkle on a night-out.
There are so many things we adore about the Stila Magnificent Metals shadows — but we especially love that they come with their own mixing medium and palette. Dusty rose is the coolest silvery-rose powder that will brighten up your inner corner in an instant.
These flickering crushed foil shadows from L’Oréal Paris are the golden pigments of your dreams. Even better? No mix-in is needed to get a lot of pigmentation here, but mixing them with a balm seriously creates the best go-to liquid eyeshadow.
One of our favorites, the Colourpop Super Star Loose Pigments are the most pigmented, finely milled and glittery shadows you’ll ever lay your brush on. Quicksand is a gorgeous rust that is perfect to swipe on as shadow or wing out as liner.
For a disco-glittery loose pigment that really pops with foiling, Vegas Baby by NYX Cosmetics has got you covered. It works as a gorgeous and bright lid color when mixed with a liquid and looks even prettier dusted as a highlight on your cheekbones. Either way, it’s a pigment to absolutely *swoon* over.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.