Types Of Eyeshadow And Best Suggestions Available In India


Types Of Eyeshadow And Best Suggestions Available In India

Hey Eveyone!

So, how is the week going on? I recently got a new eye shadow palette for myself. And I am really excited to try some basic eye makeup with the coming festivals. Today I am here to share some of the basic things about eye shadows. For someone like me who has grown through the years with WiseShe learning basics of makeup. It is a big thing for me to be able to tell you all about I have learned in the last four years with WiseShe. Honestly, I had no clue of makeup except lipstick! 😉 :-p  Well, without much adieu let me share Types Of Eyeshadow And Best Suggestions Available In India.

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First of all I am sharing the basic question of every makeup novice as to what eye shadow to pick and what types are available in the first place?

Types Of Eyeshadow

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Eye shadows are in different formulations, packaging and the way to use each of these eye shadows is slightly different from the other and you must be aware of the types first to let you decide what eye shadow you would love to have in your makeup vanity!

Pressed Powder Shadow

The most basic eye shadow you will find in any makeup lover’s collection is the pressed powder eye shadow! This comes in basically single shades as well as palettes. As the name implies it is mainly a powder based eye shadow pressed into a compact shape of pan (round, square, rectangle etc.)

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You can use this type of eye shadow with a flat brush to apply on the eyes. Make sure to apply an eye primer first before using the shadows on your eye lids! 🙂 This type of eye shadow is suitable for everyone and you need to just pick the best hues as per your complexion.

Best Suggestions:

Paint Pots are the ultimate eye shadows you should have in your makeup collection.

MAC Eyeshadow

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Lakme Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette


Faces Ultime Pro Eyeshadow Palette

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Cream Eyeshadow

As the name suggests, the formulation is a creamy base which you should apply on the eyes for a vibrant hue. Cream eye shadow are very widely used for bold looks and are really long lasting formulation to use for eye makeup.

Frozen Violet MAC Paint Pot

You can even use it in combination with pressed powder shadows to bring out a unique eye look. Neutral tones of cream eye shadows can also be used as highlighter for the corners of the eyes and cheekbones.

Best Suggestions:

MAC Paint Pot

MAC Vintage Selection Paintpot

Maybelline Cream Gel Shadow

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Loose Pigments

These are on my wishlist since long and I am definitely going to get one from MAC as it looks really beautiful once you apply it! So, the loose pigments are more of a special occasion eye shadows to be used.


These are basically used by professional makeup artists for special fucntions like weddings, photo-shoots and mainly for the movies & television.

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The thing is these are loose pigments in the container and it is not pressed so a little is enough to apply on the eyes. You can use a flat eye brush to apply this product on the eyes very lightly so you do not go overboard with the pigment. These come in a wide range of shades and fit to be used dry or wet.

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Also make sure you apply a little loose face powder beneath the eyes so when you are done with applying the loose pigments, you can simply brush off the particles which fell on your under-eye area in the process.

Best Suggestions:

MAC Pigment


You can use these pigments for the face as well as eyes!

Inglot Pigment Powder

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You can also get loose pigments from Colrbar, NYX, Makeup Revolution easily in India through Nykaa.

Eyeshadow Sticks


These are more of an extension of the line of eye makeup products and is useful for those who are not very much into elaborate eye makeup but want a quick fix of eye makeup which doesn’t take much time and perfection.

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There are eye shadow sticks in almost all major brands. These are creamy textured eye shadow sticks which are easy to glide on the eyes without going over the top with the application. You can use a blending brush to blend such stick eye shadow on the eyes or your fingers would also be perfect to gently dab and blend the color onto eye lids!

Best Suggestions:

Colorbar Eyeshadow Stick

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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil


Eye shadow sticks from brands like Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Kiko Milano are all available on Nykaa in India.

Well, these were some of the popular variants of eyeshadows which you can try.

Which is your favorite formulation of eyeshadow?



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