Tips & Tricks

How To: Prevent Eyeshadow From Fading And Creasing

January 24, 2006

Ever wondered how models score that bright eye makeup or what celebrities use to make their eyeshadow stay on even after hours and hours of partying? Besides using a good eyeshadow primer, you can try M·A·C PRO Water Base Mixing Medium to get eye makeup that stays vibrate for hours.

The Water Base Mixing Medium is a transparent liquid made to dilute or mix with powder or liquid makeup. One tiny drop of this gem and your eyeshadow will stay on all day. The Mixing Medium can also be mixed with powder to create sheer to full, opaque coverage. Plus you can use to it to help make glitter adhere onto your skin.

To use the Mixing Medium, just squeeze one drop directly onto your eyeshadow brush. Dip the brush into your eyeshadow then do your eyes as usual.

When purchasing the Mixing Medium, make sure you get the water-based version if you are going to use it around your eyes. M·A·C also sells one that is alcohol-based, which can only be used for the body.

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  • Reply vanggirlie February 9, 2006 at 8:42 pm

    i’ll be a bridesmaid at a summer wedding, will this make the eyeshadow have a matte look?

  • Reply Tracy July 23, 2006 at 6:10 pm

    i can’t find this product on the mac website

  • Reply Phyllis July 23, 2006 at 7:16 pm

    As stated in the entry, this is a PRO product, i.e. it is available only in MAC Pro stores and not at freestanding stores or counters or online.

  • Reply Phyllis July 23, 2006 at 7:18 pm

    By the way, this does not give eyeshadows a matte look. It only makes it more vibrant and stay on longer.

  • Reply Suga so fly July 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Urban Decay Primer Potion is cool too
    or too faced shadow insurance 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous August 30, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Artdeco eyeshadow base makes the eyeshadow you put on waterproof and boosts the color. I always ended with my eye makeup in a crease, until I discovered this. One day I even cried and rubbed my eyes, and the makeup did not move.

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