One of the reasons that many people don’t get the best color payoff is because they aren’t utilizing bases. Bases not only make your shadows last longer, they make them stand out! Let’s re-cap. There are matte bases and creamy bases. I typically use the matte bases alone for a soft matte look. When I want color to pop, I layer the creamy base over the matte. Creamy bases are known to crease easily, so this is why I layer them with a matte. Check out my guide to eye shadow primers for more info!
I’ll demonstrate how to make your eye shadows look more vivid and more expensive! I’ll be using the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Horseraddish and the Covergirl Queen Eye Shadow Quad in Blue Notes. To be completely honest, I was extremely disappointed in the color payoff of the Covergirl shadows. There was virtually no pigment to them. Nevertheless, I was determined to make my $5 purchase work!
Read on for the step by step picture tutorial on how to make your eyeshadows pop! [Read more…]