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    I have olive colored skin. So that means the skin around my eyes including my eyelids is slightly dark. I have a problem with eyeshadows keeping their pigment after I put them on. They all end up with a brown tinge in them. Green, purple, pink, whatever. They all end up looking brownish. I do already put some foundation along with powder on my lids before I apply anything. Do I need more of a base to keep the eyeshadows looking true?
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    I'd go with an eyeshadow base, rather than foundation and powder. But other than that, you have to expirement, because your skin tone is going to change how color appears on you.

    For example, I can wear brick red lipstick, and it will still end looking a pinkish hue. It's just the way it works on me. I have somewhat olive colored skin. My daughter, on the other hand, is a very pale white, so much so that white stage makeup blends in her skin. The same lipstick on her looks red.

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    Have you tried using concealer that's slightly lighter than your skin tone?

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    I also have olive skin, Urban Decay makes an awesome eyeshadow primer called Primer Potion. You can find it @ sephora. It keeps your eyeshadow bright and it doesnt crease. I think Smashbox makes one too, but Ive never tried it.
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    I love Smashbox cosmetics. They have the best foundation that's in a compact.

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    Default Re: Eyeshadow problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora
    I also have olive skin, Urban Decay makes an awesome eyeshadow primer called Primer Potion. You can find it @ sephora. It keeps your eyeshadow bright and it doesnt crease. I think Smashbox makes one too, but Ive never tried it.
    You know, if there was a place in Canada I could find that stuff I would be all over it. lol BUT my girl friend just told me that M.A.C. Cosmetics has a great primer. Also, does cream eyeshadow make a difference? Or do you think it'll still change color?
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    You could buy it online @ Sephora.com or http://urbandecay.com. Cream eyeshadows arent any different on me than powder ones. I also use a white eyeshadow after the primer to make the color "pop".
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    In my opinion, you can trust any MAC product. They are seriously the best makeup line I have ever found and definitely worth the price (which isn't that expensive anyway for good makeup).

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    I have olive skin. I use bare minerals "bisque" on my eyes 1st. Also, try putting the eyeshadows on wet, I find it makes the colors stay longer.

    For the red lipstick, I have this same problem. What I found is you put the lipstick on, blot if off, re-apply. Do this 3-4 times. Not only will the color stay longer, but it will stay red not pink.
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