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Mandy Kloppers

How Do You Make Pastel Eyeshadow Pops?

Are you someone who recently started getting into makeup? Or are you someone who wants to try a new look with your pastel eyeshadow palette? If you are on the hunt for ways you could make a pastel eyeshadow look pop, then you have landed on the right article. In this article, we will be taking a look at several ways you could brighten up and pop pastel eyeshadow looks.

Apply coats

If you want a clean and soft but want to make it pop, then a great tip would be to apply two to three coats of the preferred eyeshadow color. Most people like to choose bright colors that enhance the look of the eyes, such as green, red, and even yellow. Besides this, you could even try to apply the two to three different coats of color by using the same gradient of colors. This will give you a more blended and sultry look.

Use of white eyeshadow

For people who have dark eye-bags or generally off-tone colors on their eye area, it is recommended to use a white eyeshadow as a base first before going in and applying colored pastel eyeshadow.

Since the eyeshadow pastel palettes are often not pigmented, you may notice that if you apply these colors on dark skin, you will not get the desired look.

If you do not have a white powder on you, then you can go for an eye concealer to neutralize the color of your skin and brighten the area so that when the eyeshadow is applied, it can look radiant and pop.

Eye primer

Most of the time, when we are in a hurry, we often ignore many steps in makeup, but when it comes to using pastel eyeshadow, it is extremely important that you take your time and make sure that your eyelids are covered in a base.

Besides applying concealer, it is advisable that you apply any sort of eye primer to your lids so that when you apply colors from your pastel eyeshadow palette, it does not look creased up and look flaky.

Another great advantage of using an eye primer is that it acts as a moisturizer for your eyes, so your eyeshadow will stay on for a long period of time.

Use of a damp brush

When using eyeshadow colors that are soft and light in pigment, it is recommended that you use a proper brush that is damp.

When you go out to a salon or a makeup artist, you will most likely see the professional makeup artist use brushes that are damp, and the reason for this is so that the eyeshadow can easily be picked up by the brush.

Another great benefit of using a damp brush is that it will ensure that the eyeshadow color looks more pigmented and can easily blend in.

You can simply use a fixing spray or even use normal water and allow the brush to be damp for a minute, and then swipe the eyeshadow palette.


So these were some of the ways you could easily enhance and make your pastel-colored eyeshadow look more pop and eye-catching. It may take a few tries and misses, but with enough practice, you will get the hang of it.

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