If you are at all into beauty and the beauty blogging community you will have heard about “foiled” eyeshadows. Essentially it’s a fancy way of saying “wetting your eyeshadows to make them more intense.” “Foiling” is just so much easier isn’t it?
Well, I was sick and tired of seeing expensive “foiling” mediums for sale when I knew there was nothing in it! Let’s take Mac Fix Plus as an example. Everyone and their mother uses this to foil their eyeshadows. Well, first it’s not green by any stretch of the imagination and it’s darned expensive! I don’t mind paying a bit for my cosmetics but I want them to be green and I want them to be more than just, well, water…So, I decided to create my own foiling spray.
The reason Mac Fix Plus and many other facial sprays work so well as a foiling medium is their addition of Glycerin. This helps to bind the eyeshadow so you can really pack it onto the lid. Sure, plain old water works well for this too but I find that glycerin helps to intensify the shadow and make it last longer. I used Aura Cacia’s Organic Vegetable Glycerin as well as their 2 oz Amber Mist Bottle. I got mine at Whole Foods but you can order them directly from their website 🙂
I mixed 1 teaspoon of Vegetable Glycerin with 2 oz of water and shook vigorously. The result? A fantastic foiling medium! I also use this as a hydrating mist in-between skin care steps! To foil my eyeshadow I misted my flat eyeshadow brush and dipped it into the loose shadow. Look how well that foiled? Gorgeous right? The shadow shown is a Brija Fiendish Florist. I have a Brija Haul coming soon so keep your eyes peeled!
Do you like to foil your eyeshadows? How do you do it? Let me know down in the comments! I hope you are all having an absolutely lovely day!!!