If you’ve ever fallen in love with a fantastically vibrant eye shadow on the shelf, only to find the color falls flat once applied to your eyelids, then this quick tip is for you. With a little help from a trusted makeup bag essential you can get the greatest pigment payoff out of your favorite eye shadows.

To instantly intensify the color of any eye shadow, you only need one item: a white eye shadow pencil or pencil eyeliner. We used Lancôme Le Crayon Kôhl Eyeliner in Blanc to make the blue hues of L’Oréal Colour Riche Eye Shadow quad in Blue Haute Couture really pop. Beauty bonus: this trick also helps your eye shadow stay in place longer.

how to intensify eye makeup

Step 1: Outline your eyelid or the area you would normally apply eye shadow.

Step 2: Fill it in with the white pencil.

Step 3: Use a flat brush to press the eye shadow onto your eyelid.

Step 4: Finish your eye makeup as usual. That’s it–bold color in just a few simple steps!

 

Will you try this trick this weekend? Let us know how it goes below.