Foiling is a makeup technique that involves applying metallic or shimmery eyeshadow or pigments to create a highly reflective finish on the eyes. This technique is perfect for achieving an eye-catching, glamorous look for special occasions or photoshoots.

How to foil?

To achieve the foiled effect, start by applying a cream or liquid eyeshadow base to the lid. This will help the pigments stick and create a more intense effect. Next, apply the metallic or shimmery eyeshadow on top using a damp brush or your fingers. This helps pick up the pigment easily and creates a wet, foiled finish. There are many ways to customize the foiling technique depending on the look you’re going for. You can use a variety of shades, including silver, gold, rose gold, bronze, or even bright colors like blue, green, or purple. You can also experiment with different textures, like glitter or metallic flakes, to create a multidimensional effect.
One fun way to play with foiling is to create a halo eye look, where you apply a lighter metallic shade to the center of the lid and a darker shade to the outer and inner corners of the eyes. This creates a bright, shimmery effect that makes the eyes appear larger and more open. Foiling can be done on its own or incorporated into a more complex eye look, like a cut crease or a smokey eye. Just make sure to blend out the edges and use a light hand when applying the pigments to avoid any fallout or mess.