Eyeshadow Palette #1 - basics
*Every kit needs a killer set of neutral matte eyeshadows and Viseart has created a palette of 12 perfect neutral shades. But wait, this super popular pro palette goes beyond eyelids. You can use them to highlight and contour any part of the face or body and the colors are great for defining brows. All colors have plenty of pigment, so the darker shades work well as powder liners. Looking for more…the #2 Party Colors palettes is pretty cool too!.
*New makeup artist with a steak appetite, but a hamburger budget? Ben Nye has just reformulated their pressed eyeshadows to a quality that rivals the best pro formulas. The refills are in a standard size pan (1.5")...but with a whopping 3.5 grams of eyeshadow - 50% more than most and double the amount of one of the premium Pro brands. They also offer great ready-made eyeshadow palettes. All colors are densely pigmented and completely versatile for wet or dry application and priced just right for a beginner's budget.
*Over 115 individual matte, satin and pearlescent single shadows, PLUS Kryolan makes an extensive collection of 40 ready made palettes that are refillable and three new 18 color pre-set palettes in Matte Naturals (pictured left), Matte Brights and Shimmers for around $50 US each. 18 colors, at this quality, for that price? That's CRAZY!
These shadows are densely pigmented and extremely versatile for much more than eye makeup. They can also be used for Special FX and many other Film, Video and Stage applications.
Freedom System - Eye Shadow
*If you're a easily overwhelmed by a massive selections of colors and finishes ...you'll be light-headed after you see this (I swooned). Then, to make it even more insane, they offer every color in either a round (1.8gr) or square (2.7gr) size which fit into magnetized acrylic palette systems that catapulted me back to childhood (it's like Legos for makeup artists ...seriously fun!)
The formula - smooth, pigment dense, blends easily and is paraben free. Pretty much everything you look for in a professional shadow.
EXTRA CREDIT: Inglot has created an Artist's Lab in the Chelsea Market Building (NYC) where we can create custom blended pressed colors...on the spot. KILLER!
Pearl Paint Shadow
*These intensely colored little buttons of shadow are taking the Pro market by storm. They act like a cream shadow, but it's actually a powder! The extremely pigmented shimmering powder applies true to color on ALL skintones and are water resistant when applied to bare skin or over other water-resistant products.
Bonus Round: Vegan friendly - contains no animal by products.
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*These highly pigmented pressed powders can be used anywhere on the face or body with a truly impressive selection of over 100 colors. Choose from matte, satin or iridescent shadows in everything from bold brights to beautiful metallics to rich neutrals. #161 Matte Cinnamon (pictured left) is a killer "natural" eyeshadow + blush on deep skintones.
The signature formula of highly micronized pigments with nylon powder and Italian talc allow effortless blending and long-lasting results.
Pressed Eye Shadow
*Another preferred Pro choice in vibrant standout colors previously available from only a select few companies. Although the brand is relatively new, they've embraced the needs of Pro artists IMMEDIATELY (their Creative Director is Alex Box...can you say WOW!) Bottom line - these shadows perform outstandingly and deliver what you expect from a Pro quality product ...gorgeous results.
Pressed Eye Shadow
*These psychotically bright and preposterously pigmented eyeshadows have become a cult sensation. If you're a pro artist and haven't heard about them...lift the rock you're living under and come play in the light with the rest of us.
Designer Amy Doan was on a quest to find bold makeup colors to compliment her unconventional approach to beauty. Theatrical makeup didn't match her quality and performance requirements, so she decided to create her own. The results are like no pressed eyeshadow we've ever used. Every makeup artist who dreams of the ULTIMATE bright matte eyeshadow can wake up and get back to business.
HOPEFUL NOTE: We hope Amy uses the same formula to make some killer neutral colors- they would be the perfect pro pressed colorst....Hint, hint, hint Amy?
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Loose Color Concentrates
*Micronized pigments blended to perfection with shimmering mica for use anywhere else on the face and body. These densely pigmented powders add a stunning metallic shimmer wherever you place them...and stay put! They can also be added to other products to create custom finishes. I added a drop of Face Atelier Transforming Gel (featured on the "Unique Makeup" page) to create custom waterproof "cream" eyeshadow!
Pure Mineral Pigment - Color Collections
*Naked Cosmetics makes great individual colors, but we love the Color Collections ($$ great price $$). In each set you get 6 coordinated pots of 100% oxidized mica ...a pure mineral compound that contains no talc, oils, waxes or other fillers. 100% color that can be used as Eye Shadow, Eyeliner, Lipstick, Blush, Bronzer...hey, you're the artist...you decide!