- Easily see the colour of the shadow especially if you are looking at a picture on a blog/social media; it's a quick way to see the exact colour.
- A good way to see some shadow's like foils and metallic colours as most likely you will be using your fingers to apply those shadows.
- Less clean-up in between the swatches. You can easily wipe your fingers and continue to swatch
- Most likely you will not be using your fingers to apply eyeshadow so it's not a true representation on how the colour will look on your lid.
- When doing a finger swatch, the natural oils in your fingers help pick up more shadow and so it looks more intense in the swatch.
- You can see a true representation on how the eye-shadow will look on your eyes.
- Can easily see how well the eye shadow will blend and if there is any fall-out.
- More to real-life. Most likely you will be using a brush to put on your shadow (unless you like using 1 shadow and you apply it with your finger) so you can easily determine the opaqueness/build-ability of the shadow.
- Lot's of clean up in between swatches as you will have to either have multiple brushes to do every swatch or clean every brush in between swatches.
- Have to make sure to use the same type of brush for all swatches; e.g. a blending brush is different from a flat brush.
If you are looking for brush swatches, you can easily google and find some as I feel more bloggers are now moving towards this.
Let us know what you prefer; brush vs finger?