January 12, 2016

How to Make Your Eyeshadows Pop on Darker Skintones

Eyeshadow is one of my favorite parts of makeup. You can get so creative with it! With so many formulas out there of vastly different quality, the most frustrating part can definitely be getting it to show up on your skin.What do you do if the colors are not as pigmented, bright or vibrant on your skintone?

The answer is quite simple. Chances are that you have heard of eye shadow primer and using one is a great first step. But the second step is using a colored base as a second layer!  My favorites are the NYX jumbo pencils because they are so inexpensive. If you frequent ULTA, you know they're always one of the first  things to disappear when they have a Buy one, Get one 50% off sale. The two colors I always use are Black Bean and Milk... and you can use them with any color shadow.

Why those two?

Using a white base will help your shadow show up more true to the color you see in the pan.
A black base will me the color stronger and more intense.
I ended up keeping the shadow on, which is why I forgot a no base/black base picture. Forgive me. Here's the look I ended up wearing  where you can see the gold clearly show on my eyes. See how it almost looks wet? That's what you want, especially when using  metallic colors very similar to your own skin color.

I'll list the products I used below.

Other Products Used

Maybelline Fit me Concealer in Medium 25 (highlight under eye shade used before foundation)
Mary Kay Translucent Loose setting Powder + Sascha Butter Cup Powder (to set under eye concealer)
Loreal True Match Powder Foundation in W7 Caramel Beige
Peachy pink shade from ELF blush quad in Dark
Gerard Cosmetics Highlighter in Lucy

Wet n' Wild Fergie Take on the Day Shadow Primer
NYX jumbo pencil in Black Bean
Coastal Scents Eyeshadow in Sun Worshiper
Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer
Loreal Voluminous Fiber Lashes Black Lacquer Mascara
Maybelline Rebel Bloom Lipstick in Coral Rush + Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Pink Chic

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