April 12, 2012 at 11:42 am #165026
I use high end shadows (urban decay, mac, kat von d, stila, etc) and primer (by UD) on top of facial makeup with concealer/foundation in the eye area. however, i notice that my eyeshadow just isn’t pigmented. when i’m outdoors or in a brightly-lit bathroom, this is so obvious. i also use mac brushes. i’m using high quality makeup and tools and although i often do get compliments on my makeup, most of the time it just isn’t pigmented. it’s really freaking annoying. here’s an example: if i use toasted and hustle (along with some other colors) from the naked palette, along with sin and virgin to do a full-on lid/crease/highlight makeup look, it will look like a sheer wash of toasted and sin. i tried applying it wet- same thing. i tried using UD fixing spray- same thing. why don’t eyeshadows show up on me? i’m a fair-skinned girl, this shouldn’t be a problem…April 12, 2012 at 11:58 am #165027
Do you pat on the shadow or swipe it on. If you swipe it versus patting it on it will be less potent.April 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm #165028
i pat it on like crazy.
i’m wondering if i am overblending?April 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm #165042
I have noticed the same thing on me and I am not sure why? However what i have noticed is that if i put foundation in the eye area it tends to wash out the shadow. If you are not already, use a really good base like one of the mac paint pots instead of using foundation.
Might help?April 14, 2012 at 12:44 am #165340
I got alot of color help from nyx Jumbo pencils as a base and mac paint pots, any creamy pencil, in the color shadow your going to use. There stickyness makes the shadows pop. At least for me, Hope that helps you.April 16, 2012 at 7:34 am #165674
Pat, don’t swipe, use a flat brush for that. If you’re blending colors be careful not to overdo it or it’ll look muddy. A good primer like UD Primer Potion also helps a lot. You could also get Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy or LA Splash Splashproof Sealer to bring out the shine in the shadows (use it over UDPP though, these are not primers)April 17, 2012 at 7:21 am #165985
nothing i do is working. i’m not overblending and i never swipe eyelid shadow.. i’ve tried too faced primers and urban decay primers and they’re absolute s***. i’m so frustrated =( i ordered the mac paint pot in soft ochre; if it doesn’t work, i think i’m going to flip out.April 17, 2012 at 7:30 am #165986
Have you tried Inglot eyeshadows? Those are known for how pigmented they are. Also, I think the shadows in the Naked palettes (NOT the matte ones though) should respond well to Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy or LA Splash Splashproof Sealer.April 17, 2012 at 7:34 am #165987
i guess i should look into those.. it’s just frustrating owning hundreds of dollars of makeup and yet none of it looks good. right now the nice silver color, verve, from the naked 2, looks like a two dollar dull gray shadow on me. i’ve tried packing it on- at least 50 pats per eye. still not working. i’ve also tried the mac color cream bases, the nyx pencils..April 17, 2012 at 7:44 am #165988
Just remember that these will work very badly on matte colors. They’re suitable only for shimmers and glitters, basically anything you can foil. Btw, have you tried foiling your shadows?April 17, 2012 at 9:46 am #165989
yeah, i’ve tried it with water and fixing sprays.April 17, 2012 at 10:09 am #165992
Did you like how it looked?April 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm #166093
it was slightly more pigmentedApril 18, 2012 at 8:01 am #166170
Try to aply the shadow with small concealer brush ( you can use a bit of concealer on the brush for “grab” the colour) but don’t rub the brush on your eyes, just apply with little taps after you bland with blanding brush, you cal also use a bit of shadown on the blanding brush.
You can see on my looks that they get really pigmented.April 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm #166326
What about using a coloured base after your primer but before applying eyeshadow instead of concealer? (e.g., MUFE Aqua Cream, NYX Jumbo Pencil, UD Shadow Pencil, MAC Paint Pots)
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