Want to amp up the intensity of your shadow? All you have to do is smudge on another layer of the Cosmetic Emulsion. The creamy consistency blends with little effort, so you can build up the pigments for peak opacity without flaking. I often add yellows, pinks, and blues onto different parts of my lids for a rainbow sherbet vibe, and the hues don’t muddy together as I buff them out with my fingertips.
If you’d rather keep your fingers paint-free, I love smoothing the Cosmetic Emulsion onto my lids with a flat eyeshadow brush, like the Best of Beauty-winning Merle Norman Makeup Artistry Eyes #2. The color payoff is truly stunning with this application technique. The white aka #0004, in particular, is the most streak-free white cream shadow on the market if you ask me.
Although the Depixym Cosmetic Emulsion won in the Best Cream Eye Shadow category, it excels in others, like cream blush and eyeliner. Obviously, you can sub in any of the colors for your typical black liner for technicolor wings. Or if I happen to be working with a pink, red, or orange Cosmetic Emulsion, I’ll take whatever excess pigment I have left on my finger (or brush) and buff it onto my cheeks for a coordinating blush. The pigment surprisingly melts into skin without amplifying its texture — probably because it has a decadently thick, buttercream-like consistency.