Possibly the most useful makeup hack I utilize (EVERYDAY)

I've been sitting on this hack for awhile.

 Pictured: My favorite eyeshadow palette and go-to contact solution (for my lenses and makeup!)

Pictured: My favorite eyeshadow palette and go-to contact solution (for my lenses and makeup!)

Not because I'm not confident that it's a total hit, because I am! I think I kept it a secret the last year or so because I figured maybe someone had already found this hack out and shared it with the world. Any-hoo, after countless times of proving to myself that this hack is worth being talked about and shared, I decided to make this blog post for any gal/guy who LOVES a good (and wallet friendly) makeup hack.

 I add only enough solution to my brush to make it evenly damp (not wet or soaked!)

I add only enough solution to my brush to make it evenly damp (not wet or soaked!)

I experimented with this idea first when I got back into using eye-shadows. I'm shitty when it comes to blending and the entire eye shadow application execution typically looks more botched than not. 

It always frustrated me that the beautiful colors I chose my eyeshadow to be would never transfer their actual color into the look; I'd just get a dusty or ashier version of the color I was going for. I knew pigment cream existed but it took one quick engine search to decide (for my broke ass) it was more worth it to go eye-shadowless or wear dull eyeshadow than spend $40 on an eyeshadow primer or pigment corrector.

 Left: Shadow without solution  Right: shadow with solution (huge difference!)

Left: Shadow without solution

Right: shadow with solution (huge difference!)

I first tried building the pigment with water. BIG mistake. I had heard of drag queens using their own saliva to make their shadows stay longer and apply brighter so i figured water's pretty much the same thing, no? WRONG. Water just makes a wet mess of your shadows and you could end up damaging a good shadow by getting water in it (unfortunately I'm speaking from experience)!

I had remembered seeing something online about girls starting to use eye-drops to build the color of their shadows but I thought "how expensive..... eye-drops are so similar to....... CONTACT SOLUTION?!"

While I'm no makeup artist, I do happen to be blind (-1.75 in one eye and -0.75 in the other) so I frequently have contact solution nearby while getting ready!

For $8, I'm able to buy myself two large bottles of store brand (Target) contact solution bottles that I get to use for my contacts and spicing up my made up face. 

I'm excited to finally be sharing this hack with you all and would love feedback incase anyone found this useful! OR if you try it out, tell me about your experience and shock when you got to see the difference the solution makes for yourself!

Please comment any questions or feel free to write me on IG/FB/Twitter with future ideas for my posts! 

Left: eyeshadow without solution. Right: eyeshadow with solution

 

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