If you’re into makeup, then you’ve probably come across words like lustre, veluxe pearl, pigmented. But do you know what they mean? If not, read on and find out:
Baked eyeshadow: it is made by mixing water with powder and baking the mixture in the over. Then it is hand-finished. It has a dewy, soft texture.
Eyeshadow: a coloured cosmetic, in cream, powder or liquid form, applied to your eyelids to enhance eyes.
Frost: it is used to described eyeshadow that has an iridescent shine. It has a pearly appearance when applied.
Lustre: smoothly pearlized, sparkly and glittery.
Matte: these eyeshadows have no shine, appear flat and are usually highly pigmented.
Metallic: these shadows have a shiny metal finish.
Mineral eyeshadow: made from crushed minerals and doesn’t contain chemicals, preservatives and dye found in traditional makeup. It has a light and silky texture.
Pigment:highly concentrated loose colour powder.
Pigmented: it refers to the intensity of the colour. Highly pigmented means the colour is rich, vibrant and even the lightest shade will show up. On the other end, when a product isn’t very pigmented, it might show up lighter than it does in the package and you need to apply lots of it to get a good colour payoff.
Satin: these shadows are slightly shinier than matte but not as much as shimmer. It gives a subtle non-frost sheen.
Sheer: it means that it provides only a hint of colour, almost see-through.
Shimmer: these shadows offer a sheer coverage with a hint of sparkle. The light colours are great for highlighting, while the darker ones add some drama to your eyes without being harsh.
Veluxe: fine rich pigment that provides a sheer, smooth, silky, matte finish.
Veluxe Pearl: it has a smooth, velvety texture that provides a strong pearly metallic finish.
Velvet: it has a velvety texture, rich colour intensity and provide a soft finish. It is matte with sparkles or glitter in it.