The products featured in 4 Ways To Make Your Eyeshadow Pop were purchased by me or provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own.
When I was first learning about makeup back in the day, I always wanted to know how I’d ever be able to make my eyeshadow as vibrant as some makeup artists and makeup lovers whose application skills I looked up to. I had a major case of eyeshadow envy, and made it my mission to crack the case of popping eyeshadow!
Through an intensive investigation involving hours of dedicated research, I did complete my mission and walked away with techniques and products that got my eyeshadow game to the desired level.
The solution? It’s all about the base! Or bases, as you’ll come to see. The start of any great makeup application comes down to having a safe and secure base, and this applies to foundation you apply all over your face as well as eyeshadow. I start every eyeshadow application with a primer that’s guaranteed to keep my eyeshadow firmly in place, which is mainly Milani’s Eyeshadow Primer. At around $6 it’s a great deal and never fails.
After I’ve applied my eyeshadow base all over my eyes, I use an eyeshadow blending brush to apply contour colors in my crease and outer corner of my eyelids.
What comes next is where the eyeshadow popping occurs, and involves using some kind of a wet or creamy base directly on your eyelid – no further! When you apply the creamy base, keep it directly underneath the crease of your eyelid for best results.
To achieve maximum eyeshadow impact, I use one of the four products:
A mixing medium, like Inglot Duraline, which is what I used in these photos. You can use your ring finger or damp brush to pat a bit on your lids before you apply eyeshadow. I suggest applying eyeshadow with a different brush.
A setting spray, which goes by the same principle as the mixing medium.
A creamy eyeshadow, like any of the NYX Jumbo Pencils. Milk is a matte white and an excellent color that works with any eyeshadow.
A gel eye pencil, which works similarly as a cream shadow. Scribble the eye pencil on your lids and blend up with your ring finger or an eyeshadow brush before applying your eyeshadow.
And there you have it – vibrant, beautiful eyeshadow that won’t fade or crease up!