7 Tips On Wearing Bright Eyeshadow

by Emily McClure

Stuck in a makeup rut? Try switching out your neutral eyeshadow for more vibrant tones. Finding ways to wear bright eyeshadow is a great way to transform your everyday look. From hot pinks to electric yellows, there are several ways to make your eyes pop with colorful shadows. Whether you are heading to work or for a night out on the town, try to include more vibrant shades to show off your vibrant personality.

When it comes to wearing brighter eyeshadows, it's all about confidence. Don't wilt away from your more bold hues. Use the different options to express yourself. Channel your love of pumpkin spiced lattes by wearing a bright pop of orange on your lids, or mix cobalt blues and mustard yellows for a fashionably, on-trend runway look. Whichever shades you decide to wear, make sure to keep it true to yourself. Makeup is truly an expression of your own confidence, and bright eyeshadows are a great way to make a statement. Loud colors demand attention, and you should wear your killer eyeshadow with pride. So when it comes to pulling together a makeup look, remember: The brighter, the better.

1. Make It Pop

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, $7, Amazon

Turn the intensity of your eyeshadow up a notch by adding a white base to your lids. Use a creamy formula like the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, so that the pigments have a proper base to cling too.

2. Avoid Matching

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A bright green peacoat with vibrant green eyeshadow? You might end up looking more like an actual pea than anything else. Avoid overly matching your eyeshadow look to your outfit if you're intimidating by bright shadows and want to ease into it. Instead choose a bright complementary color to place across the lid, and blend a neutral color into your crease to create a more flattering look.

3. Blend, Blend, Blend

Sigma E40 Brush, $17, Amazon

Did I mention that you should blend? In order to avoid the clown makeup look, make sure to blend your bright eyeshadow to avoid any harsh lines. Choose the fluffiest eyeshadow brush in your collection, and get blending.

4. Have A Neutral Base

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When it comes to wearing dramatic eye makeup, it's all about that base. Try toning down the rest of your makeup in order to make your vibrant shadows pop that much more. This means applying a paler blush and a more neutral lip color.

5. It Isn't About Just Neon Colors

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Not a fan of neon colors? Try sticking to bright purples and greens instead. These two shades are great for those beginners.

6. Add Intensity

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Add intensity to your vibrant shadows by wetting your eyeshadow brush. By using a damp brush, the bristles will pick up a heavier coating of the eyeshadow leaving you with a more pigmented look.

7. Define Your Eyes

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Complete your look by adding eyeliner and mascara to your makeup look. These two products tie together everything, and give you an effortless, polished appearance.

See? Bright eyeshadow isn't quite as intimidating as it seems as long as you go in with a game plan.

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