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How to do Foiling Makeup Technique

I’ve been fooling around with makeup lately. Back in the old days I wanted to be a makeup artist, but I lost touch with that side of me once I finished high school. Now that crafty momma is contained because of hectic work/life schedule, my everyday makeup and outfit has become sort of a way to express my creativity. I tried the smoky-eye look last month and loved it… today I tried this new foiling makeup technique.

I mixed a four drops of Bare Escentuals’ Weather Everything Liner Sealer (water can be substituted) with a little bit of Bare Escentuals’ Peach Puff powder eyeshadow using a shadow brush. Once it was nice and milky I glided the shadow on my eyelids, and for a fun effect I brought it down the arch of my eyes. I enhanced the look by brushing on Bare Escentuals’ Soft Focus Explore using an eye defining brush and a little bit more Peach Puff (sans sealer) under my eyebrows for accent. Finally (yes, there’s more), I used a black pencil eyeliner and waterproof CoverGirl LashBlast mascara (’cause it’s the only one that’ll keep my eyelashes curled). It may be a bit much for work… but I love the way it looks. Plus, it’ll last all day and not smudge.

eyes with foiling technique

foiling technique on eyeshadow

p.s. I LOVE Bare Escentuals and the reason I buy that mascara is because Drew Barrymore advertised it… yes – I’m a total sucker but whatever.

Originally published on February 26, 2009. Last Updated on August 9, 2017 by Pattie Cordova

Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.



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