Happy Monday everyone. I hope all my fellow Americans had a fun and family filled holiday weekend. We had a great time kayaking with our friends and BBQing over my fiance’s parents’ house. As you might have noticed from the picture in Friday’s post, I have some more Que Bella masks to review for you all. But before I do that, I thought I’d write up a non skincare post, for my more makeup inspired friends. Hope you enjoy my basic tips for how to rock bright eyeshadow.
I’ve realized that in my life as well as well as in the lives of many other women, neutral shadows reign supreme. So on those rare occasions when we flirt with colored eyeshadows, we can sometimes be at a loss for how to apply it. Here are my top tips.
Your Dark and Light Colors Still Go in the Same Spots: There’s no one right way to do eyeshadow. Some people put the darkest color in their crease, some people put the darkest color in their outer corner and some people put the darkest color right at their lash line and blend lighter and lighter toward the brow bone. Regardless of how you do it, the same principles apply when you’re using bright colors. If a medium brown was your darkest color, would you put it on your brow bone or inner eye corner? I’m guessing the answer is no, so if bright green is your darkest color, why would you put that on your brow bone or inner eye corner
White Base Can Make Colors Pop: I wrote a whole article on Nyx’s white base here, but in case you missed it, here’s a picture showing how putting a white base under your bright eyeshadow can take your colors from pretty pigmented to pow.
It’s Okay to Use Neutrals Too: It’s actually really hard to use straight up bright colors in your eyeshadow looks. It’s okay to mix in a neutral here and there. Sometimes just putting the bright color on your lid and brown in your crease can ease the transition.
Blend, Blend, Blend: This one is so important, and not just for bright colors. If your eyeshadow isn’t up to par, just keep blending.
When In Doubt, Neutral Mouth: I think bright or vampy lip colors can look amazing with a bright eye, but only if done right. If you’re a beginner or unsure of how it will look, a nude or natural lip color is your best bet.
Winged Liner Makes Everything Better: This is my final tip. Sure winged liner is a whole other thing you have to master, but putting the emphasis back on your lash line can make things right after your eyeshadow has gone horribly wrong.
So those are my top tips. Do you ever wear bright eyeshadow? What are your tips for making it work? Let me know in the comments below!