Have you ever applied bold and intense eye makeup, but frustrated with the lack of color payoff on your eyes?
Well, I have! All those posters look easy enough to replicate, so why is it so hard to get the same look at home? The shades in the palette look vibrant and rich, but most of the time they just don’t appear the same way in actual application.
So for today I have some tips for you to make your eyeshadow pop and get that look you actually want, and it doesn’t matter what the color is, what the brand is, or the texture or finish. Hopefully with my tips you can finally achieve the look you desire!
1. Don’t underestimate the power of eye primer.
We always want to achieve immediate results, but proper prep can go a long way. Use an eyeshadow primer before you put anything on your eyelids. Eyeshadow primers work like a multipurpose product. Eyeshadow primers don’t just work for to make your shadows last longer, but they also add vibrancy to the eyeshadows, making the color pop up on your eyelid and doesn’t get affected by the eyelid pigmentation that you may naturally have.
You have to keep in mind though that eye primers come in different finishes, and sometimes, shades. You can choose something in a shade that’s close to your skin tone to even out the shadow as well as help the eyeshadow pop. A white or pale colored primer will make the eyeshadows appear extremely vibrant.
2. First comes the shadow base.
The bright eye shadow base should be bright, and preferably, light in color. It acts as a canvas to help intensify the color pay off. The bonus is that it helps make the eyeshadow stick better to the eyelid, thus making it last longer. Applying the shadow base with your finger tips is perfectly okay, at it helps in easy spreading of the product. Do like a makeup artist does – always apply the eye primer before the eye shadow base.
3. White eye pencils can do more than white lines.
If you don’t have an eye primer or eyeshadow base, then this tip is helpful to you. White eye pencils can be a substitute for eye primer. They are generally made with a creamy formula, which helps the eyeshadow adhere onto them. White eye pencils also enhance the color intensity of the eyeshadows as they cone off as opaque and cancel out eyelid pigmentation. Cover your entire eyelid with the white eye pencil and your fingers or use a stiff eyeshadow brush to spread the eyeliner evenly to make it work as a base before applying your actual eye shadow of choice.
4. Black eye pencils can also serve as a base for eye makeup.
For this tip, only use black eye pencil as a base for darker shadows and sultry looks because pale eyeshadows can change the color as soon as it is applied on a darker base like black. Greens, bronze, maroon, reds, blues and purple eyeshadow colors usually looks great when it sits on top of a black eye pencil base.
5. Layers are important.
This tip may sound obvious and simple, but it’s true and very helpful to make your eyeshadows appear more vibrant. Layer the eyeshadow at least twice to instantly make it pop out and appear brighter!
6. Wet that brush.
Personally, this is my favorite trick and I do this all the time. Wet your eyeshadow brush with a makeup setting spray, but plain water will work just fine. After wetting your eyeshadow brush, gently pat it over a clean tissue paper to remove the excess liquid in the brush. Don’t soak the brush too much with water as it will make your eyeshadows run from your eyelids! The brush should only be slightly damp to pick product up better. You will instantly notice brighter and intense pigmentation when you transfer the shadows to your eyelids.
7. Sometimes, concealer is all you need.
If your skin type is normal then you probably don’t need an eyeshadow primer and you can use your concealer as the base of your eyeshadows. Concealers are typically creamy and opaque, making it a great canvas for your eyelids. It helps in sticking the eyeshadows better to your eye lids and evens out the pigmentation, giving you an even and brighter color intensity.
Do you have more tips on how to make your eyeshadows pop? Let me know in the comments section below!
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