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Old 05-29-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Rural New Mexico
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Anyone use pressed eyeshadow as brow makeup, too? Is there really any difference in the formula and does it stay on as long?
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: CA
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I used to do that, but honestly, the brow pencils & shadow I've tried do last longer. They are "waxier" and stick better & don't absorb so fast.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Works fine for me, I do it all the time.
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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I use MAC Omega shadow, with a brow brush, for my eyes and love it! Stays put all day and looks very natural.
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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Anyone use pressed eyeshadow as brow makeup, too? Is there really any difference in the formula and does it stay on as long?

I use my brown eyeliner for my brows.
I don't think I'd like the "powdery" look of wearing eyeshadow on my brows.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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Works fine for me, I do it all the time.
Me too.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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Anyone use pressed eyeshadow as brow makeup, too? Is there really any difference in the formula and does it stay on as long?
Not really. Its all pigment, an emollient and a powder base.
Try a quick light rub or bar soap, bees wax (or mouth brace's wax) or chapstick and then brush through.Apply powder on top & it sticks.
I prefer chapstick/beewax for eye sensitivity/on.the.go reasons.
I think pencils look too harsh on skin the way most people apply them. Powder is the way to go. Especially if you have skin that is starting to age. Harsh lines with softened lines of age....thats a wreck.
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I always use my MAC "Knight Divine" eyeshadow on my brows. I use it to make a smoky line under my lower lashes too. I use a small MAC brush for both applications. It always stays put - even if I sweat.
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Rural New Mexico
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Not really. Its all pigment, an emollient and a powder base.
Try a quick light rub or bar soap, bees wax (or mouth brace's wax) or chapstick and then brush through.Apply powder on top & it sticks.
I prefer chapstick/beewax for eye sensitivity/on.the.go reasons.
I think pencils look too harsh on skin the way most people apply them. Powder is the way to go. Especially if you have skin that is starting to age. Harsh lines with softened lines of age....thats a wreck.
Ah ha! I had been using chapstick *on top* of the brow makeup....duh....
and yup, the skin's aging all too fast down here in the southwest. MAC shadow's nice--used it years ago--natural looking and had staying power.
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Most eyeshadow has shimmer in it that is not appropriate for brows. However, there are some powders out there designed for brows that work great. I prefer them because I have a scar running through one eyebrow - pencils just don't work on it for some reason, but the powders do. I think the one I use is a Maybelline product. If your powder doesn't have a shimmer it should work fine with a good brush.
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