Beauty Question Answered: How to make your eyeshadows POP!

17 Sep 2012

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This isn’t a question that I’ve been asked personally, but I do know it’s a common question: How do you keep your eyeshadows from fading and moreover…How do you make your eyeshadows POP? I myself used to have these issues with my eyeshadows. Since my skin is oily (this includes my eyelids!), I had a hard time making the shadows I apply show up like they do in the pan. The colors always ended up fading, even after applying the best eyeshadow primer I could find. I actually don’t have this problem anymore! I started using cream shadows as a base under my shadows, after applying a primer. It works great!

Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eye Shadow Eyeshadow

By applying a cream eyeshadow under a powder shadow, it will keep your shadows even and if you use a similar color, it will intensify the colors! So if you have trouble with your eyeshadows staying on, try applying a cream shadow on your eyelids first! So apply a primer, then apply a cream eyeshadow in the same color (family) and finally apply your powder eyeshadows. Trust me, it works. 🙂

I recommend Maybelline’s Color Tattoos as a base under your eyeshadows. These are inexpensive creamy gel eyeshadows that are widely available at drugstores. I’m a big fan of these Color Tattoos, because the formula is very creamy and they are easy to apply with either your fingers or a brush. Some of the shades available have shimmer (a ‘metallic sheen’) and some are matte. The Color Tattoos are waterproof, don’t crease, don’t fade, last for hours and, most importantly, make the color of your powder shadows POP!

Below are the Color Tattoos I currently own. Actually, I have one more (35 Tough As Taupe), but I forgot to include it in the pictures. Maybelline’s Color Tattoos retail for around $6 at the drugstore. Of course you can also wear these alone, without powder eyeshadows. I think they are great! Check out the full review I wrote on them here.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eye Shadow Eyeshadow

Top row: from left to right
200 Ready, Set, Green* – 30 Pomegranate Punk – 20 Painted Purple – 25 Bad to the Bronze
Bottom row: from left to right
200 Mossy Green* – 300 Fuchsia Fever* – 15 Audacious Asphalt – 400 Rich Mahogany*

*limited edition

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Kizzy, blogger behind Kizzy Online, originally created this blog to use as her personal life journal. When she moved from the Netherlands to the United States in 2010, she started focusing more on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She also writes about her life as a wife and a mom of 2 in San Diego, California.


  1. nice selection of colors, i think i have to go shop when im back in the states in december, selection over here is too limted :p I especially like my matte tattoo, the Taugh as Taupe. Some of those LE tattoos look nice too, esp the mossy green and the rich mahogany

  2. Oh, you’re coming back in December? Cool!

  3. yeah, we could get a direct flight for 500 so we had to jump on it. original plan was for fall, but we just couldnt make that happen. its going to be c.c…….c.old in new england! (but thats a good excuse for hot coco)

  4. A salty hot coco with caramel from Starbucks! Yammy!

  5. sounds good!

  6. Shades were really great, frankly said its my first time to visit your blog and its really an amazing experience i have gather it from here.

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