Crank Up Colors Along Your Lash Lines With This Easy Eye Makeup Trick

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Eyes, Makeup Tips/How To, Rimmel

How to get super bright lash lines

Super bright lash lines are just a swipe away

Something about a super bright swoosh of color along my lower lash lines just says “summer” to me.

Have you ever lined your lower (or upper, for that matter) lash lines with a bright eyeliner or shadow and have it not turn out as bright or eye-catching as you expected it to be?


Um…me too.

One trick I use to wind up the wattage along my lash lines is to line them with a creamy white eye shadow stick first.


It intensifies colors and brings out more of the brightness of whatever you layer on top, making greens look greener, blues look bluer and teals…well, more teal. And it does the same thing for other colors.

Rimmel’s Whitness White Scandal Eyes Eyeshadow Stick kicks arse with this trick, and it costs less than $5! It’s so pigmented that it’s almost opaque, and once it sets, it’s not going anywhere (has a waterproof and smudge-proof formula).

Plus, it doesn’t tug at my skin. It glides… (And have I mentioned that it’s less than $5?) 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Sunny says:

    OOO thanks for the tip, Karen! I’m still waiting for the Rimmel pencils to become available here, and I’m so tempted to grab that white one now!
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  2. Katherine G says:

    I love bright colors, too. I recently paired UD’s 24/7 shadow stick in Morphine (a shimmery, iridescent lavender) with UD 24/7 liner in LSD (a shimmery navy), and I got a lot of compliments on how it emphasized my green-hazel eyes but was actually pretty subtle (could be my wedding eye makeup, haven’t decided if I want to do my new neutral Benefit kit – the one with Two Cents and Birthday Suit – with Laura Mercier Sherazade and African Violet mixed in, or that combo). I like to use NYX eye primer or UD primer in Sin, they both create a neutral base for eye makeup. Drugstore makeup has gotten a lot better, though!

  3. sarahc says:

    I want to try this by myself at home first. I need to be more brave lol!

  4. Danielle says:

    This is a great tip!! Thanks, Karen.
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  5. Tami says:

    I’m always on the hunt for anything that will make my eyes stand out, is long lasting and easy on the purse. Thanks!

  6. Danii says:

    Do I track down the Rimmel Eyeshadow stick or go for NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in Milk? 😛 I’m stuck with an awful Palladio pencil that’s very hard! It doesn’t melt/soften at all when being used. I really need a white base for my brighter pencils and some pastel eyeshadows I have.

  7. Dollie says:

    I love your look! The way you’ve combined the colours, the bright eyes and bright lips….super fab! I’ve never been able to do bright eyes and bright lips but will try out with colours similar to what you’ve used.

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