The eye shadow is maybe 2 years old. I have a dark brown from them that is even older. It occasionally comes out a little uneven, but it's barely noticeable. I just tried it out real quick because it's been a long time since I've worn it at full strength. It came out fine. But then again, things vary a little even with the best companies.I've never heard of that! However, I'm not totally surprised; makeup can do strange things if it's old. How long have you had the color? And what other tips have your read (so I don't duplicate any)?Do eye shadows lose effectiveness after a while? I ask because one of my oldest shadows, I can not get to stay on anymore. it fades in front of my eyes. I get one eye looking vibrant and even, by the time I finish the second the first is visibly faded and splotchy. And it's a dark purple, so I look like I have a black eye. The lighter areas won't accept more color at all. I've tried all the tips for splotchy shadow and none seem to be working. I don't have this problem with any other shadows, but this is also my only real dark color.
Do you think it's the shadow, it's a Meow mineral eye shadow (loose powder)? Or do you have a secret tip that wouldn't make it on to most web pages? Because I've read several and the all seem to say the same thing and it's not helping.
Stuff like this How to Avoid Blotchy Eye Shadow | eHow.com I've also heard of applying foundation over the primer, that didn't work. Also I make sure the primer has dried first.
Pretty much my routine is:
lotion (let it get absorbed while I get dressed)
Primer, give a few minutes to dry
I've tried foundation on top of primer but it didn't help
Shadow, applied lightly and layered up to desired shade.
mineral foundation all over
I use meow eye primer. I'm happy enough with it to hesitate trying something different. The shade is just perfect. I wear it even if I'm not planning on wearing shadow. It's just a hair lighter than my skin and really brightens up my eye area. I do apply the primer with my fingers. I've heard a brush is better, but we're just now starting to recover from the holidays and I have other stuff to take care of first. But I do plan on trying one soon. And I do wash my brushes regularly.