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Shimmer, Glitter, Or Matte: Which Is The Best Eyeshadow For Your Wedding Day?

Updated: Oct 16

Hi beauties! Happy #weddingwednesday! I bet this is a topic you never thought about! It is a pretty important topic if you think about it! Eyeshadow is an important part of your makeup look, because it defines and shapes your eyes. I usually get requests from my brides to make their eyes the focus of their makeup look, to make their eyes pop.



Every time you sit in my chair, I have a full set up!


So first of all, I want to get into each type of eyeshadow and show you what they look like. Before I discuss each style, understand that there are also multiple formulas for each. Just because I am not featuring a specific formula, doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. There are powders, cremes, liquids, gels, and loose eyeshadows.


You'll see my examples are mostly powder or loose eyeshadows. These are my preferred formulas to carry in my kit at this moment.


1. Shimmer eyeshadow

Shimmer eyeshadow has a bit of sparkle and shine. This type of eyeshadow is my most popular amongst the #CCBCBrideFam. I normally pick from a selection of natural or neutral shimmery shades. Brides love it because it provides a pretty enhancement, without drawing too much attention. When the light hits your eyes, they will sparkle in the most subtle way! So romantic!


Here is an example of a shimmery eyeshadow palette:


Shimmer eye shadow has a bit of sparkle and shine!

This is a customized, powder eyeshadow palette. You will often see that a lot of professionals carry something similar. It helps us save room in our professional kits. You can also do this for your makeup if you desire.


Also, when you shop for shimmery eyeshadow, you'll find that most of the time, the palette will consist of all shimmers. The rest of the time it will be a mix of shimmers and mattes, and sometimes even glitters!


2. Glitter eyeshadow

Glitter eyeshadow is for those who want to sparkle and shine to the fullest on their special day! Catch light at any angle, beauties! Glitter eyeshadow is made for glitz and glamour for sure!


Here is an example of glitter eyeshadow I carry in my kit!


I like to carry a loose glitter because I have more options with how to work with the specific product. I can create a glitter eyeliner, full eyeshadow, mix with lipstick, etc. As a professional it is much easier for me to work with a loose glitter. Of course, there is nothing wrong with other formulas of glitter, it just depends on the look you are going for!



3. Matte eyeshadow

Matte eyeshadow has no sparkle or shine. Matte eyeshadow is great for those of you who do not like any sparkle or shine whatsoever. You can have a lovely enhancement without drawing attention to your makeup look.


Here is an example of a matte eyeshadow palette:


Matte eyeshadow has no shine or shimmer.

I like to use matte eyeshadows to enhance your natural beauty. Matte eyeshadows are great for this because they enhance your bone structure without drawing attention to that specific area.



So beauties, now that I have discussed each style of eyeshadow that I carry: which type stands out to you? Which one would you try?


Of course I have created makeup looks with just about any formula of eyeshadow out there. There are great products from each type of eyeshadow formula and each style. I recommend adding a shimmer eyeshadow to your wedding makeup look. This style is perfect for wedding makeup because you have a touch of sparkle that catches the light just right! You'll have an element of class and comfort!


If you have any questions, feel free to schedule your complimentary phone consultation!


I welcome all of your questions!


Later! <3 Carla


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