Yup...dont do this. Dont dip your brush in water and then into your pressed eyeshadow. I did that with my Loreal HIP eyeshadow in Showy and now its ruined. I have read plenty of times on various blogs about girls spraying their brush with water / mixing medium and dipping it into their shadow either to create a bold look or for using shadow as a liner. Unfortunately it ruined my shadow. I dont know if this happens only with the HIP line of shadows or with all pressed shadows. What it lead to is my shadow becoming a lump of color. When I use a dry brush the color sticks to the brush as a lump and does not transfer onto my skin. It just stays stuck to the brush :(

I guess I will have to continue using it only as a liner :(


anshu7 said... @ July 16, 2008 at 2:11 PM

hi why dont u leave it in the sun to dry for a couple of days? it might just return to normal.giv it a try it can only get better

Pia said... @ July 16, 2008 at 10:04 PM

The best way to do this is to load your brush with product, then spray it with water or mixing medium, that way the shadow isn't wet.

Toya said... @ July 16, 2008 at 11:42 PM

You can just use a little metal spatula or something like that and scrape off the top layer. That'll remove all the product that was wet by the water and will reveal the powder below - you can continue to use and enjoy!

In the future, you can also scrape off a bit, then use those scrapings with the wet brush to get more intense color.

An Indian's makeup musings said... @ July 18, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Guess what? Thats exactly what I did. I dint leave it in the sun...but I just left it opne on the counter top...for a w hole day...unfortunately, it remained just as hard :(

An Indian's makeup musings said... @ July 18, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Hey Pia...
I did the opposite...no doubt I ruined the shadow ! Thanks for the tip!

An Indian's makeup musings said... @ July 18, 2008 at 11:05 PM

Hey Toya !
Both great tips...I am defenitely gonna scrap out a little bit and use that for any kinda wet application now on...
Thanks again!

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