Creamy, crease-free eyeshadow that lasts all day and all night long guaranteed? Yes, please! If this sounds like a dream to you too, then it’s definitely time that you gave foiling a try. Here’s how to go about it:
What is foiling?
Foiling is a relatively new eye makeup technique that involves mixing your powder eyeshadow with a makeup setting spray. Doing so changes the texture of the eyeshadow for the better, all while giving it some extra staying power. Whether you’re going for a bold eyeshadow look, a flirty eyeshadow wing or even doing your wedding makeup, foiling can help to maximise your products, smooth them out, and make them last longer than you ever thought possible.
Invest in a quality powder eyeshadow palette and a reputable setting spray. The ultra-colourful NYX Professional Makeup So Mochi Eyeshadow Palette is a big hit right now, and the weightless L’Oréal Paris Infallible Fixing Mist is a miracle in a bottle! If you’re looking for a setting spray created specifically for night-time and heavier makeup looks, then the vegan Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray is a top choice for up to 16 hours of wear.
After you have applied your favourite eyeshadow primer (we love the super smooth Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion), use a flat brush to pick up the powder eyeshadow – be generous but be sure to tap off any excess.
Spritz your setting spray directly onto the eyeshadow. You’ll need just enough for the brush to look visibly damp.
Finally, apply your newly foiled eyeshadow onto your lids in a gentle sweep and, as usual, blend, blend, blend!
And that’s it! It’s now super easy to get perfect eyeshadow looks every single time. With foiling, you can be sure that any possible chance of running or creasing eye makeup has been effectively foiled.