Today's entry is just going to be a short one. A lot of people ask me if I prefer pressed or loose eyeshadows, and why. The short answer to that, is I prefer pressed eyeshadows, but here's why!
There are benefits and effects to both pressed and loose eyeshadows. My personal preference is pressed, because they are more compact and portable. Pressed shadows give you a bit greater control over how much pigment you want on your brush, and they tend to be a little less messy! Fallout is typically far less with a pressed shadow than with a loose one, it can seem like you're wasting more product when it creates more fallout.
However, there are many benefits to using loose eyeshadows too! Loose eyeshadows are easier to use wet. Sometimes when you go to use a pressed shadow wet, the formula can cause there to be a sort of crust, over the place where you wet it. With a loose shadow, this is never a problem. While they tend to be a bit more fallout prone, it's easier to get a gorgeous 'foiled' effect using a loose eyeshadow.
I have quite a bit of both pressed and loose eyeshadows, and I love both forms for different reasons! I just find myself reaching for pressed shadows more often than loose ones!
What about you? What is your personal preference, and why?