How to make eyeshadows pop

How To Make Eyeshadow Pop

Sometimes you buy an eyeshadow, because it looks great in the pan. That teal or the amazing duo chrome eyeshadow you picked, somehow does not look the same on your eyelids. And that is so disappointing. But fear not, I know a tip to make eyeshadow pop.

This happens for multiple reasons. Maybe the eyeshadow is not pigmented enough. Or maybe you need a primer. In most cases though using a base will help the eyeshadow color to pop.

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Things you will need

  • Your favorite eyeshadow, preferably a vibrant one that needs more pop on your eyelids
  • A white eyeliner or a white eyeshadow base
  • Eyeshadow primer
How to make eyeshadow pop
NARS Pasiphae Dual Intensity and Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeliner

Steps for eye makeup

  • Start with your regular skincare routine. Then apply eyeshadow primer and allow it to dry
  • Apply a White Eyeshadow Base all over your mobile lid or wherever you want to place your vibrant or duochrome eyeshadow
  • Apply your eyeshadow on top of the base in a patting motion. You may have to repeat this step till you get the vibrancy you want
  • Admire your handiwork
How to make eyeshadow pop
Tip for you, use a white base

Eye Products I used

I used Urban Decay Primer Potion as my eyeshadow primer. For my base I used a white eyeliner from Maybelline. I applied it directly to my eyelids and then just blended the white color so that it did not look patchy. Finally I used Nars Dual Intensity eyeshadow in Pasiphae. It is a green to brown changing shade and can be used wet or dry. I have used it dry in this post.

How to make eyeshadow pop
End Result

As you can see the white base makes the eyeshadow pop. It brings out the vibrancy of the dup chrome color. Such a nifty little trick. And easy to implement.

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Where to buy

Urban Decay Primer Potion retails for $24. Find it at Sephora, Ulta and Nordstrom.
Maybelline Tattoo Studio Eye Liner retails for $7. Find it at Target.
Nars Dual Intensity has since been discontinued, but you can find vibrant colors in their other line of eyshadows here.

Hope this tip helps you. If you try it, let me know in the comments. Thanks for stopping by!

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