I love using cream eyeshadows as a base for powder shadows. I know it’s an extra step, but if you really want to get the best wear and most color payoff from your treasured eyeshadow palettes, it really is best to give it something to stick to. Thankfully, you don’t have to buy an expensive cream base or primer these days.
As far as cream eyeshadows, Maybelline Color Tattoo remains my favorite. It has a fairly blendable consistency but still sets for a long lasting finish. My latest favorite is the color Inked in Pink, which is PERFECT to layer under the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. It brings out all the lovely rosiness and gives the colors extra lasting power – it’s like a little dream team!