March 7, 2010

Move over, Kleenex! Ski masks are where it's at!

Just the other day, I was hovering over our bathroom counter, smoking out my left eye with one of my favorite loose shadows.  I had a tissue protecting my cheek and was carefully patting it on, layer by layer.  When I finally stepped away from the mirror to examine my handiwork, I saw that my lid was shimmery and grey -- and so was the bridge of my nose and forehead.  I looked like a hot mess.  Screw tissues...  I need to start wearing ski masks to protect the rest of my face!  

If I'm going to look creepy, I want to at least have a cute purple mask like this:

[photo credit: http://iliketoridemybicycle.files.wordpress.com]

I have viewed countless videos on applying loose shadow, yet more often than not, I end up making a mess of myself.  I stumbled across this video this morning and found it quite interesting...


Have any of you tried this trick?

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20 comments:

Gigi said...

Woah! I've never heard of this trick. And also am sceptical since vaseline is sooo greasy. But hey, it's worth a shot.

Hollywood said...

Please tell me when you got the mask I need one too I ma such a disaster the powder goes all over my face and clothes ! I found a fix thought ! I start with the eyes and I stay naked until I am done works well lol

ting RN said...

i get all messy too lol. i usually do my eyes first if im using darker colors or pigments... i should try this vaseline trick someday :P -tingy

bananas. said...

i get that shit all over my face too! ughhh!!! so annoying!

i've heard about the vaseline trick but have yet to try it. hmmm...maybe next time i will.

we will see!

Dominique said...

Not so sure about no creasing...how could something so greasy will hold the pigments on ? I'm septical, but i will give it a try...

Meya said...

lmao i hate when that happens and i can tell we all have the same problem lol

PetiteAsianGirl said...

Interesting..I don't know about the vaseline...seems like any contact would result in a huge smudge!

Jen said...

i think it'll just crease like a nightmare! lol iono i haven't tried it so i can't say. i heard of someone using chapstick underneath eyeshadow

Kate Gene said...

Gigi - It IS greasy! I'm going to at least give it a shot, too. It'd be great if it actually works! I might play around with it today...

Hollywood - Ha ha! My husband would probably love it if I stayed nekkid until I finished my make-up! XD (I'd get too cold. I have to wear a robe at least. LOL!)

ting RN - I used to be able to put my eye products on last with no problems. I don't know what happened! Maybe I'm being too aggressive with my shadow. LOL! Lemme know if you try this trick!

bananas. - I'm starting to think we all need ski masks! We can look creepy together. Bahahaha! It's weird, because ultimately pressed shadow becomes loose shadow when you pick it up with your brush; what gives?

Dominique - Let me know if it works! I'm going to try it, too. The gal in the video makes it sound pretty easy; I'm willing to give it a shot! Who knows? Maybe Vaseline will take over UDPP's spot as the #1 primer! XD I'm definitely skeptical, too. We shall see...

Meya - Someone in the make-up industry needs to come to our rescue! LOL! I love my loose shadows and would wear them more often if they didn't fly all over my face (and bathroom). Oy vay!

PetiteAsianGirl - I didn't even think about that!!!! You're absolutely right! And then you'd have a big spot of nothing on your eye lid. Oooh... :/ I guess you'd just have to be super careful when using it as a primer? I don't like to think about my make-up after it's been applied, though.

Jen - That's interesting! That seems like it'd work, actually because of the consistency. I wonder if it'd give me milia, though... I'm so paranoid about using things on and around my eyes that aren't meant to be there. It took me ages to get rid of two milia I had! Gross!

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Gaby said...

When I pat my loose shadows instead of swipping it on the lids, almost nothing falls!

Sharlene Kay said...

LOL!!
i heard ski masks are in now-- and damn are they flattering!
say buh bye to bad hair dayss! haha kate u r too cute!!

<33 Sharlene

J-Ezzy said...

I have the SAME issue...that's why I wanna return the Alice in Wonderland palette, I can't get rid of all the glitter on my face!! (SERIOUSLY)

When you find a ski mask, send me the link and no, I haven't tried vaseline...I have to watch the video during lunch on my phone...youtube is blocked at work =/

Great post :)

Kym said...

i don't exactly wear makeup all that often so if you're making a mess... i'm probably gonna look like... joker or something after i'm finished. hahaa! ;P

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Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

wow, great video, what a nice tiP!

Sarah said...

LOL a ski mask! That is actually a really good idea! I have the exact same problem!!! And of course I never realise until the minute I'm about to step out the door and do a quick check of my makeup in the mirror on my way out! Grr!

Sara said...

Hey doll! Would love to see a review on the mask! How neat! I have nominated you for 3 awards :] Hope all is going well for you! ♥ best wishes*

PrincessPinkcat said...

Thanks so much for featuring my video! As long as you just use the teeniest tiniest amount it doesn't crease and it keeps your shadow looking fresh all day.

Kate Gene said...

PrincessPinkcat - You're very welcome! I was so surprised when I learned that Vaseline could be used as a base. Anything that helps my loose shadows stick is A-OK in my book! :)

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