As a follow up to my How to Get Started with Eyeliner from before, I thought it would be the next logical step to follow up with a similar post for another eye related makeup item: eyeshadow.

Today is just part one. I'm going to focus on the most basic categories of powder shadows. Keep in mind that many people will break these eyeshadows down into more categories than just these, but for a beginner these are a good start! These are technically mac's categorizations (minus a few) but they can be used to describe other brand's finishes as well!

We'll start with four.

Matte

Matte is my favorite finish and for some is the easiest finish to start with. Matte finishes are as simple as pigment can get, absolutely no shine and no sparkle. Since lacks any sort of reflecting properties, some people consider it less natural looking and tend to avoid matte finishes because they think it looks chalky. Others prefer matte because of its clean look.

The ones pictured above are MAC espresso and NYX tryst.



Satin

Satin offers a subtle and soft sheen in finish. A satin eyeshadow offers the ability to really brighten up the eye, and due to slight light refraction, draws the eye's attention to it. Satin shadows offer a nice subtle glow and are a great starting shadow finish as well.
 
The ones pictured above are 100% pure Bahamas and MAKE Blue Toile.


Frost

Frosts tend to be more iridescent and thus are often used as highlights. A little bit of a highlight on the browbone or on parts of the face one would like to highlight can make a huge difference. I've always considered frost finish shadows to be quite "pearly". One thing to be cautious of is how frost shadows can settle on the skin over time. I would suggest giving a new frost shadow a test run before wearing it to a big event.

The ones pictured above are MAC Satin Taupe and Makeup Geek Prom Night.



Glitter

Glitter comes in a great deal of varieties, after all, glitter comes in different sizes and types. However, as a warning, glitter sticks everywhere, and sometimes the chunkier the glitter the more cautious you have to be with your eyeshadow selection. The two here are finer glitters, but depending on what you like and what you want you can get glitter shadows in practically every sort.

The ones pictured above are Makeup Forever Diamond Powder: White Gold 2 and Urban Decay Moondust Powder: Glitter Rock

I hope this post was helpful! Let me know in the comments if there's something specific you'd like to see.

--Koko

Also See:
How to Get Started with Eyeliner
Tony Moly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm Review
Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam Review
Haul: Memebox (Memebox #12)

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This is a "who wore it better" between two rappers, Mad Clown and B1A4's Baro, wearing the Cherries Sweater in black from Supreme's F/W 2014 collection.

Mad Clown wore it in his 3rd comeback mini album teaser photo and "Fire ()" MV. He wears the sweater over a collared button-up and disheveled bow tie along with many caps.

See Also: Mad Cherry
 
Baro wore it on an Instagram post of his with round sunglasses, ripped jeans, and I think a beanie.
 
 

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Who: Park Shin Hye
Where: SBS 'Pinocchio' Drama
What: Premium Military Down Parka by Front Row x Low Classic
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A three-way "Who wore it better" between KARA's Youngji, actress Lee Da Hee (not to be confused with former GLAM member Kim Dahee), and singer Sunmi wearing wearing a crop top from NOHKE J's S/S 2014 collection.

Youngji wore it in VIXX's "Error" MV.
 
See Also: VIXX's Error (2) 
 
Lee Da Hee wore it for InStyle Weddings Korea Magazine.
Sunmi wore it for Grazia Magazine.


Cast your vote down below!





Eliza and Shelley

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Hi everyone, sorry for not being able to post these past days. I got caught up in the Lunar New Year festivities and now I came down with a cold or something :(

A quick post on Mad Clown for the sweater he wore in his 3rd comeback mini album teaser photo and "Fire ()" MV.



He is wearing the Cherries Sweater in black from Supreme's F/W 2014 collection.


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Tahiti recently came back with "Phone Number" and posed for 'International bnt'.
These 2 were quick finds, easy as pie, and I will probably post more of the other finds later.


But first we have Jerry wearing a black highwaisted 'leather flare skirt' and 'kkxx' is embellished "around the edges of the hem" (quoted from product description). 
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We also have Minjae looking really cool with her black leather jacket draped over her shoulders giving off a chic touch. It has the "kkxx printed across both arms and the back" (quoted from product description).

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(Do correct me if I am wrong with the members name! ^^")

Claire


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Hi everyone!
This was a particularly easy find, with 4Minute's Hyuna wearing a Stussy Tribe Bucket Hat in the backstage footage with their 'Crazy' promotion.


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I might add in more 4Minute finds later on (:


Claire

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After 4 months since we last posted on VIXX's "Error" fashion, I am finishing what Eliza started. In the first post she said, "More VIXX finds to come" and here it is ^_^;;

See Also: VIXX's 'Error'

KARA's Youngji appears in the MV and her acting really impressed me. Technically this isn't a VIXX find per se but she was in the music video.

 
Youngji is wearing a crop top from NOHKE J's S/S 2014 collection.
 
 
I'm sorry but Ravi's hat made me laugh really hard :P
 
 
 
 Eliza and Shelley

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4Minute came back with "Crazy", a song that people are going crazy over. Many of my friends like that song (Desiree, are you reading this?). I made a couple of finds in their music video.

See Also: 4minute is back!

First up is Gayoon who is wearing the Perforated Leather Cage Bra by Chromat. In the K-pop industry she probably can't wear it by itself without the music video getting a 19+ rating so she wore a crop top over it. 
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Taeyeon of Girls' Generation was featured in f(x)'s Amber's solo debut single, "Shake That Brass". Although Amber is the star of the music video, I couldn't seem to find stock photos of the clothes she's wearing (yet), so I'll first post on Taeyeon.
 
See Also: Amber is Beautiful

You know how rich and well-connected SM Entertainment is when their idols wear clothes that are luxury designer and it's not even the season for it yet.


Taeyeon is wearing the 'Drink Moschino' sleeveless wool dress from Moschino's S/S 2015 collection. Buy here.





Here she is wearing the 'Drink Moschino' bomber jacket, also from Moschino's S/S 2015 collection. Buy here.

Just to teach you something if you didn't know already, Moschino is pronounced mos-key-no, not mos-chee-no since the brand is Italian.
 
 
 
What do you think of Amber's song? I happen to like it a lot, although I think the choreography is a bunch of recycled moves from other K-pop dances... Oh well the song itself is fresh with the brass sounds!

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Who wore it better? Amber or Simba

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