5 Tips for Choosing Pigmented Eye Shadows


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Think Beyond Your Eyes

When you're shopping for makeup, keep in mind that powdered pigments can be applied to places other than your eyelids. Sure, you can apply pigments around your eyes like a traditional eye shadow, but did you know that these products could also replace your lipstick or even your nail polish? Try mixing powdered pigments with clear lip gloss to create a custom lip color, or dip a wet makeup brush into a pot and use it in place of your standard black or brown eyeliner. Have your eyes on a hot new shade of pigment that's just too daring to use as eye shadow? Blend it with clear nail polish and use it to paint your nails and toes for fabulous, stand-out color.

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