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    do i wet the brush? with what? do i apply wet brush directly to dry shadow and then to my eye? do i put water (or something else) on wax paper/plastic surface and mix in shadow and then apply with brush? how do i get it not to crease?

    this must be the one makeup thing that’s still an absolute mystery to me, lol!

    #146177

    I use Visine to wet the brush, I think I read about Visine on some tips from Marlena, I am looking for the link but right now I don’t see it. How I do it is I put a drop of Visine on the back of my hand and roll it around so it spreads out in a thin layer. Then I lightly dab the brush into the Visine and then swipe it across a dry patch of skin or a clean dry washcloth. You don’t want your brush really wet or you can get some gnarly clumps. If I am doing loose shadow/pigments I pour out a tiny amount in the cap and kind of swoosh my brush around the lid to gather product. I have tried mixing the shadow and Visine in the cap, but I found the results unpredictable and messy. If you want a bold dramatic eye it might be good, but I am not usually looking to pack it on. Some shadows like MAC Club I damped the brush like noted above and then go right into the pan. I really make sure my brush is not wet when I go into the pot because I don’t want to ruin the shadow.

    If you are using this technique alot on loose shadows you may want to invest in a small artists palette that you can use for this purpose. This is especially nice if you are mixing pigments etc. You can pick these up for under $5 at an art supply store or even buy a cheap plate or something to use.

    Some people mist the brush with something like MAC Fix+ . Again I don’t remember the exact reason, but there were some good reasons to avoid using tap water when doing wet application. Not end of the world stuff, but worth noting. I will try to find that link.

    #146180

    I have a small cap that i use to slighty dip my brush, I actually bought this bottle in rite aid its glycerin and rose water. But like the above poster put u can also use visine, or u can use MAC FIX + (for me its too much money to spend on water). Swipe the eyeshadow that u want to use lightly, and dont use too much water, i personally dont put on my eyeshadows wet except for dark colors like black eyeshadows i noticed they go on darker when wet.

    #146642

    thanks guys. yeah i’m just using this to really bring out the life in my stila shadows, which are designed to be used wet or dry. so i wet the brush with said product(s), and then i go to the shadow? or do i scoop a little shadow out into a cap/back of hand/plastic surface and then put my wet brush into that?

    #146649

    If it’s a loose shadow I would scoop some into a cap or something similar. If it’s pressed, then I would dampen brush and then go into the shadow. If I am going into pressed I make super sure the brush isn’t too wet.

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