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Eyes wont pop!

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Mandy17
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Hi Ladies,
Im having problems getting my eyeshadows to pop.
Im using Wet n Wild eye primer and used a white eyeshadow as a base but the colours are still not very pigmented. Infact the white eyeshadow made it worse as it just blended with the colour I was using.
I followed a make-up tutorial using a particular brand of eyeshadow  she used which I have, but the models eyeshadow looked very pigmented.
There was no mention of what she had prepped her eyes with, the video was just to demo a particular brand of eyeshadow.
So frustrating!
Any recommendations welcome 
Silvene
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Unfortunately, it will all depend on how pigmented the brand of eyeshadow you have is.  It can help using an eyelid primer (like NYX HD eye primer), but personally, I prefer to use a cream eyeshadow as a primer.  I find a light flesh-toned cream eyeshadow just helps my eyeshadows to look more pigmented, they also stay where I put them, and don't crease at all. 
trudijoy
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I use a white eyeliner. It makes the colour pop on my lash line and then it blends out above that. 
Mandy17
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Thanks Trudi,
I have seen this mentioned and have a white eyeliner but didnt use as thought it might make my eyes sore with the amount of pressure required to apply.?
I might give it a go though
 
trudijoy
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Oh I don't use it on my whole lid just on the lashline. I use a softer one, wet and wild make a great one for like $3 but I'm currently using a Mecca one 
Mandy17
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Hi Silvene,

There was no reply button for your post.
Thanks for the tips.
I know some eyeshadows are more pigmented than others.
The video was for NATIO eyeshadow promoting a blusher to use as eyeshadow to get a specific look.
I followed their application using same products, the models look was very pigmented eyes but she must have prepped her eyes with something for it to be so pigmented.
Today I used another palette of theirs, (which is normally very pigmented), but after applying the primer then white eyeshadow as a base the colour just blended in with the white eyeshadow base.
Using the primer on its own doesn't give me the desired finish i.e like using concealer or foundation as a base.
Contradicting info if you google says not to use concealer or foundation as a base as your make-up will crease, yet others say use it
 
Mandy17
23 posts
Thanks Trudi
Ive read that people have applied white eyeliner to whole lid though but will try the lash line - the more tips the better.
Just trial and error I guess 
shazatron101
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The makeup user could have also edited the video to make it more saturated/contrasted/brighter etc so the colors look brighter, so keep that in mind :)

Im sure your eye makeup looks awesome, just btw :) if you feel comfortable, put a pic on the wall! Im positive it looks gorgeous :D
trudijoy
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Also I used to do a lot brighter eye makeup and the Too Faced shadow insurance and Urban decay primer  potion are both excellent. If you're anywhere near a Mecca pop in and ask for a sample.


also try dampening your brush very lightly with setting spray to get better colour pay off when you apply 
SooziesWorld
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I agree with Shaz. As someone who teaches film making for a living, my first thought was that it will all be in the editing. Trudi has some great tips though. 

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