5 Ways to Use Loose Pigments!

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Makeup pigments are the hardest working products in your kit! With a little creativity, a clean surface, and a little patience, you can work these loose shadows to achieve virtually any effect desired. Here, we highlight five techniques to make the most out of that tub of powder!

FOILING

Create a nuanced, metallic finish on the lids by mixing any pigment with a little mixing medium or water. The paste-like consistency brings the pigment to a whole other textural level. 

Products used: Sugarpill Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow in Goldilux, MAC Mixing Medium

NAIL POLISH

Mix any pigment with clear polish to create a custom nail lacquer. Control the intensity of the color by playing with the ratio of polish to pigment.

Products used: Sugarpill Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow in Darling

EYE LINER

Pigments aren’t just for blending. With mixing medium, a detailed liner brush, and a sealer to stop your graphic shape from transferring on your lids, a vibrant cat eye is just a flick away.

Products used: Inglot Cosmetics Duraline, Inglot Cosmetics Eye Base

LIP GLOSS

With the same idea in mind as nail polish, whip up a lip color using pigments plus clear gloss. On a flat surface, mix a bit of pigment into clear gloss, gradually adding more to increase saturation.

Products used: Sugarpill Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow in Birthday Girl

HIGHLIGHTING

Some of the more sun-kissed and flesh-toned pigments are gorgeous to use as highlighters above your cheekbones and dusted on the bridge of your nose. Buff away!

Products used: Sugarpill Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadow in Tiara and Birthday Girl

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