Nov 7, 2016 Diana Crisan Eyes

The $5 Eye Shadow Hack You Need to Try Right Now

Do you know the secret to making your neon nail polish stand out? A white nail polish base. This same technique can also be applied to making the most out of your drugstore eye shadow buys.

Here’s how you amp up that palette that’s been collecting dust in your makeup drawer. This $5 priming trick will turn your shadow from barely-there to can’t-miss-it. 

Any eye shadow can be bold if you do THIS first.

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Sold? Here’s how you can do it at home:

Step 1. Apply White Primer

Using the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, fill in your entire lid and blend the edges out with your finger.


Step 2. Apply Eye Shadow

Top it off with your eye shadow shade of choice and there you have it—a bolder, more pigmented shade that stays put!



How do you make your eye shadow stand out ? Share some of your tips with us in the comments below!


Videographer: Jessica Schramm



    About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.