Beauty Bites: How to Foil Pigments

Hello Makeup Geeks and welcome to BEAUTY BITES! This is a new series full of quick tips to help you get out the door and on your way. Each video will focus on a different product that will help you on days you are in a rush but still want to look your best. 🙂

Today we are going to focus on how to foil your eye shadow or pigments. Foiling is basically using your products wet so that the outcome is a metallic or wet-like finish. This technique is so easy to do and hives a stunning look to your makeup.


For this I am going to be using Makeup Geek’s Insomnia pigment. It’s a stunning chocolate brown / blue duochrome that is intensely pigmented and very beautiful. You will need a few things to create this striking look:

  • Eyeshadow or Pigment – Makeup Geek’s Insomnia-  (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Mixing Medium – Contact Solution, MAC Fix Plus Spray , FACEatelier Transforming Gel – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Pigment Lid or Flat Surface to Mix On
  • Flat Stiff Brush

Simply take a small amount of your pigment and place in the lid, add a couple of drops of contact solution or other mixing medium to the pigment and mix until you have a kind of paint consistency. Use the brush to pat over the lower lid or wherever you would like to place it. This intensifies the color and makes it much more vibrant and eye-catching. It’s great for a night out at the club or when ever you want to create an intense and fun look. I recommend you use pigments as it’s much easier, but if you want to use an eye shadow, simply use the end of your brush and scrap a small amount out into your lid. DO NOT spray or apply your mixing medium directly to the eye shadow as this can actually ruin the entire pan of shadow. We also recommend you DO NOT use water as it will evaporate and can leave you with a chalky mess.

Please check out my tutorial on “How to Use Pigments“. This will give you some great ways to incorporate pigments into your look including foiling. So have some fun with your makeup and try this technique for yourself. Be sure and check back next week for another Beauty Bites.

As always, I hope you all are happy and healthy!



Thanks to Makeup G
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