Hey, pretty. So, you're doing your darndest to maintain a put-together look while still somewhat sticking to a budget. But that drugstore eye shadow just isn't quite popping. Relax— we have a trick.

Step 1: Take a white eye crayon (we're fans of NYX's $4.50 version) and apply a base coat all over your lids.

Step 2: Top it with your cheapo eye shadow of choice. (You can score a whole palette at Target for $2.50.)

Step 3: Marvel at the difference it has made. If you need visual validation, just watch the video above.

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