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Registered: ‎10-06-2013

I have some shimmery eye shadows that I need to be matte.  Does anyone know how to turn shimmery to matte?

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Re: Shimmer to Matte Eyeshadow

You can try a matte primer before applying the eyeshadow or use a little mattifying powder over the eyeshadow.  RCMA No Color Powder is inexpensive yet works well.  It's a mixture of talc and silica.

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Re: Shimmer to Matte Eyeshadow

Yes. You throw the shimmery ones in the trash can and buy new matte ones.😄

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Re: Shimmer to Matte Eyeshadow

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I don't think there's a way to turn a shimmer shadow into a matte.  I would do two things: be sure to use an eyeshadow primer (Milani makes an affordable drugstore version) and layer your shimmer shadow over a matte.

 

I would use just one shimmer color at a time and keep all your other colors matte.