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Tutorial: How to apply Ash and Ember Eye Soot

Ash and Ember Eye Soots are truly unique products, and once you have mastered them, they can become one of the most beautiful, versatile eye colors in your collection. Below, learn our answers to many of the questions we often receive, and follow our tutorial to learn how to apply our eyeshadow cream pigments.

What is an Eye Soot?

Unique to Rituel de Fille, Ash and Ember Eye Soots are dense, extraordinarily pigmented, long-wearing eye colors with a texture between a powder and cream. 

These beautiful pots of color can be used as a liner, a shadow or a primer, but they are not formulated like any of those. Instead, they are a carefully balanced, extremely minimal formulation based on just natural pigment and a touch of oil. The secret is in how they are mixed and filled, using artistry and technique that creates their unique texture. All of this must be done by hand as they don't contain any waxes, so they cannot simply be melted and poured into their jars like a standard cream shadow or liner. 

No wax in the formulas also means that they will not melt with the warmth of your skin, making them beautifully resistant to fading. The colors will maintain their vibrancy and stay where applied for a remarkably long time.

How do I pick up and apply product?

We have created the perfect tool: The Eye Soot Brush.

When using either fingertips or brushes, apply vertical pressure; think pressing, in addition to swiping and swirling. 

We recommend using dense, firmer bristled brushes to be able to pick up the most product, and some of the easiest shapes to start with are smudge brushes and angled liner brushes. However, once you are used to the texture and application of Ash and Ember Eye Soots, you'll find that eyeshadow application can be done with a wide array of brush styles.

Should I use an additional primer under my Eye Soot?

We use our Eye Soots themselves as primers, and many Rituelists do as well—they are a true all-in-one eye product. If you are new to the world of Rituel de Fille, we suggest you try application on bare skin first to get a feel for how your colors will apply and wear on you.

However, whether or not to use an additional primer is ultimately a matter of preference and individual needs. If you have extremely oily lids and have trouble keeping any product in place, you may want to apply a base layer of your favorite primer before applying your Eye Soot. If you do choose to use an additional primer: we have found that particularly dry primer formulas can cause some skipping upon initial application of Eye Soots, but this should be easily blended out with a brush or fingertip.