CREAM VS POWDER
- Our i-colour cream eye shadows are really multifunctional, they can be used both as an eye shadow and as a creamy eye shadow base creating a delicate subtle shimmer under your powder shadow.
- The soft palette of our i-colours in Tourmaline, Twilight and Crystal Quartz are gentle, neutral and suit all eye colours.
- Although, for hygiene purposes many professionals will apply i-colours with a brush (make sure that you choose one with synthetic fibres), the easiest way to apply i-colour quickly and easily is to use your finger.
- Leaving your skin with a dewy glow and a more hydrated feel, creams are easy to blend into your skin. In fact the heat from your fingertip helps keep the shadow moving during application
- Cream eye shadows (including our i-colours) will not be as long-lasting as a powder i-shadow.
- Application of the correct amount is more difficult with a cream than a powder and if you put too much on the eye your colour will crease, turn too shiny and move around.
- If you have very oily skin then a cream i-colour might not be for you!
- Remember that an i-colour only works on top of other cream shadows, you can't apply on top of powder (but you can apply a powder on top!).
- You can't blend cream colours together as easily as you can powders.
- Very long-lasting, especially if applied on top of foundation or an i-colour.
- It is easier to get a more matte finish with a powder shadow.
- You can easily blend together different powders to build up effects such as a Smokey eye and you can add a powder over a cream which will have a “setting” effect.
- Works better on more mature skin and on oily skin as powder shadows will absorb your skin oils and won’t crease easily.
- If you choose a powder that is too matte it can make the skin on your eye look flat and dull. The wrong shadow can also make your skin feel dry or dehydrated
- For the best application you requires brushes and a quite a bit of skill, get it wrong and you can cause large amounts of 'powder fallout' under the eyes.