How to Foil Eyeshadow and Our Favorite Formulas to UseOctober 02, 2020
For high color payoff, long-lasting wear and a bit of shimmer, foiling is our go-to eyeshadow application technique. Using a shader brush and a few spritzes of fixing spray, you can give powder eyeshadow an intense metallic-like finish that won’t budge. Here, we’re rounding up the perfect eyeshadows to try the foiled eye look with.
This metallic copper pigment is perfect for creating a fall-appropriate bronze eye. Mix the shadow with a setting spray like the Maybelline New York Face Studio Lasting Fix Setting Spray, and pack it onto your lids for major sparkle.
For a loose pigment that really pops with the foiling technique, NYX has got you covered. Not only are there 24 different shades to choose from, but the pigments also have an affordable, drugstore price tag ($6.50 MSRP) so you can stock up on a handful of colors.
Get your bling on with this eyeshadow from Bh Cosmetics. The glitter powder comes in eight bright shades that are sure to be the star of any makeup look. The pigments are great to rock solo or to layer on top of matte shadows for a high-shine accent.
Want to try the monochromatic look? This loose pigment from Wet & Wild is the perfect product for the job. You can even dust a bit onto your cheeks and bridge of your nose with a fan brush to use it as a highlighter.
If you’re not in the mood to foil your own shadow, we suggest opting for a liquid formula, like this one from Armani, that provides the same effect. The crease-proof shadow is smooth, buildable and offfers high-impact color. Plus, you can choose from matte, shimmer, metallic and glitter finishes.