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Turning sparkle eyeshadow to matte?

Started 1355475258.283 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1355595470.027 by Zcat

Hi Beauties .. :-)

Is there a product that you know of, that can add to turn a pretty sparkly eye shadow to a matte eye shadow? If so, what do I ask for, and where do i purchase it? Thanks!

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JeanLouise­Finch1355477296.33711389 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

Matte eyeshadows, I believe, are made differently and are more highly pigmented than shimmery, sparkley ones. It's possible to make a matte shadow shimmer with the addition of another product over the top, but I don't think you can do it the other way around and remove the shimmer since the sparkley stuff is mixed in throughout from the beginning.

twinmama1355477541.6796 PostsRegistered 9/19/2007

I saw a Laura Geller Powder A201285, but have not tried it myself.

JeanLouise­Finch1355477765.4111389 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011
On 12/14/2012 twinmama said:

I saw a Laura Geller Powder A201285, but have not tried it myself.

Isn't that supposed to be for your face? Do you think it could go on one's eyelids?

twinmama1355478081.77396 PostsRegistered 9/19/2007

There is no video for the product, but I think when Laura represented the powder, she said you can wear it everywere you want to shinedown shimmer. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

twinmama1355478348.38796 PostsRegistered 9/19/2007

On the Product Page is a Question, if it can be used on glittery eyeshadow and many ladies wrote it would be good for this purpose.

JeanLouise­Finch1355479042.24711389 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

Thanks. Maybe you're on to something and it will help the OP's situation.

Farmers da­ughter1355481931.7231415 PostsRegistered 8/28/2008

The LG powder product did nothing for my glittery/sparkly BE e/s received in past TSV's. Ordered it specifically for this issue, as led to believe could help, but sent it back. Tried the powder for facial shine issues, and again...no results for me.

D Oro1355483954.5374072 PostsRegistered 2/17/2011Knock Knock, USA

I've never heard of a product that mattifies glittery or shimmery eyeshadow. It would be great to have on hand.

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Zcat1355484070.242700 PostsRegistered 2/3/2010Florida
On 12/14/2012 JeanLouiseFinch said:

Matte eyeshadows, I believe, are made differently and are more highly pigmented than shimmery, sparkley ones. It's possible to make a matte shadow shimmer with the addition of another product over the top, but I don't think you can do it the other way around and remove the shimmer since the sparkley stuff is mixed in throughout from the beginning.

I think Scout is right. ;)

Farmers da­ughter1355486797.91415 PostsRegistered 8/28/2008

Just read a post from a recent thread Creased eye shadow (put in above Search Bar). In post #14, Crisso recommended Urban Decay shadow primer in Eden which is more pigmented and mattifies any e/s. Have not tried this, but will get a sample (if poss) next time in Sephora. Thanks, Crisso!!

4doggies1355490079.0233501 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I remember seeing this question years ago, and at the time the answer was that no, it can't be done successfully.

Sparkly shadows are made with tiny bits of mica, and like any metal it shines. I read that you can make it more sparkly by brushing over it repeatedly (like shining metal) but that's the opposite of what you are asking!

It would be great if some product actually worked for this, I prefer matte and it's hard to find!

kabella1355491348.6573951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012

Yes, you can matte down a sparkly or shimmer shadow with any compact pressed matte translucent powder. But it does lighten the shade a bit.

kabella1355491464.0373951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012

cont. but don't spread, just dab it on with a flat eye brush.

JeanLouise­Finch1355494685.6511389 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011
On 12/14/2012 Zcat said:
On 12/14/2012 JeanLouiseFinch said:

Matte eyeshadows, I believe, are made differently and are more highly pigmented than shimmery, sparkley ones. It's possible to make a matte shadow shimmer with the addition of another product over the top, but I don't think you can do it the other way around and remove the shimmer since the sparkley stuff is mixed in throughout from the beginning.

I think Scout is right. ;)

Ah, very good! It's one of my favorite movies of all time. How 'bout you?

kabella1355497525.7373951 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012

You can't get rid of glitter but you can with a shimmer & tone it down as a matte which I mentioned above.

Schnapside­en1355497864.111343 PostsRegistered 5/19/2006

Laura Geller's product worked for me but the eye shadow was not super sparkly like the BE products. I'm on my second compact and I am hooked on this product. It takes the sparkle out of blush as well - even the smallest amounts. I dislike sparkle for day wear and only use it sparingly at night.

Make up ­ Maiden1355539748.69242 PostsRegistered 9/20/2012

Oh this is wonderful! Thanks for suggestions, introducing me to the prospect of using "Laura Geller Matte Maker Invisible Oil Blodding Powder" (#A06355) and esp for "Larua Geller Shimmer Down Mattifying Powder (#A201285).

I was totally at a loss for suggestions, yet I have so many pretty glimmer eye shadows. I think I'll try the second recommendation first. :-)

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GoodStuff1355541875.77315447 PostsRegistered 11/11/2008

Maybe I'm impossibly dense........but I'm wondering why you don't just BUY matte eyeshadow if you don't want shimmer?

minismom1355554713.667131 PostsRegistered 3/21/2011The Great State of Texas-The Lone Star State

Just a thought...I have not tried this, but was thinking you might try mixing it with some bareMinerals Original Bisque. I recall Leslie say that she introduced that product as an eyeshadow. She said that women began telling her that they were using it as concealer and foundation, and asked her to make it in larger sizes. Since it is matte, and was first introduced for the eyes, it may help you reduce some of that sparkle. I think I might try this myself.

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susandee1355589042.32557 PostsRegistered 12/30/2006

Check this out re: Naked Cosmetics Naked Eyeshadow Base. http://www.xsparkage.com/?p=3675

Zcat13555954702700 PostsRegistered 2/3/2010Florida
On 12/14/2012 JeanLouiseFinch said:
On 12/14/2012 Zcat said:
On 12/14/2012 JeanLouiseFinch said:

Matte eyeshadows, I believe, are made differently and are more highly pigmented than shimmery, sparkley ones. It's possible to make a matte shadow shimmer with the addition of another product over the top, but I don't think you can do it the other way around and remove the shimmer since the sparkley stuff is mixed in throughout from the beginning.

I think Scout is right. ;)

Ah, very good! It's one of my favorite movies of all time. How 'bout you?

Yes, and I loved the movie too. Rare to love both.

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