We all love the feeling when you buy a new palette, the crisp untouched pigments and all of that untapped creative potential. Whether you go with a timeless smoky eye, trial a new trending fox eye look or go bold and reach for the brighter hues and graphic liners, you don’t want your hard work to go to waste. We have teamed up with eye shadow experts at NYX Professional Makeup to give you the ultimate application routine along with their clever tips and tricks for how to create a true makeup masterpiece that won’t fail or fade!
Step 1: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail
Just like you would prime the skin before applying foundation, you need to prime the eye-lids! Adding a primer before your Eye Shadow not only means that the product is more likely to stay put for longer and not crease, but also creates a blank canvas for the pigment so that the colour you pick really pops. Apply the NYX Professional Makeup Eye Shadow Base lightly on the eyelids using either a brush or your finger to prime the lids and intensify colour payoff. Another great tip for even more intense colour; wet your brush before applying!