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How to make eyeshadows pop

Hi. I have blue eyes and am on the pale side. 🙂 I use primer before my eyeshadow, but wanted to know if there was something else recommended to make certain colors stand out more. Thank you.

Re: How to make eyeshadows pop

I would recommend using NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, they also make an eyeshadow primer that is a very white colour. Using the white makes eyeshadow really POP.

Re: How to make eyeshadows pop

I do second NYX’s jumbo eye pencil in milk, but if you have oily lids, I caution against the white eye shadow base they sell, as it creases easily. There’s also Ben Nye’s white cream clown makeup I use that I like a little better.


If you use the white cream products, I recommend using your finger to blend it rather than a brush. It’ll be more even. 

Re: How to make eyeshadows pop

Thank you!

Re: How to make eyeshadows pop

Hi charlyc,


I agree with @TheSocialQuota! Using a white or black base before applying your eyeshadow will help make colors pop! 


I suggest the Make Up Forever's Aqua Creams. These eyeshadow creams are very pigmented and are waterproof. They are great as a base and do not crease. I hope this helps! 


Best Wishes,



Re: How to make eyeshadows pop

Thank you very much!

Re: How to make eyeshadows pop

Depending on the color, using something like Nyx's white "milk" or black "black bean" would make a good base. Look up (white or black eyeshadow base) and you should see more suggestions for products that can do something similar.

Re: How to make eyeshadows pop

Ok. Great. Thank you.

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