I’ve been getting a lot of comments regarding my preference in my recent makeup acquisitions, like “Wow, you really love bright colors!” or “Only the brave souls can wear those!”. All too often, women are bright-colored eye shadows snob and they will stick to their neutrals for eternity. But colors can’t hurt you, darlings; and those vivid pops of hues is fun, fresh and will take your creativity and imagination to a higher notch if you just give them a chance.
Now if you’re game to dip a toe into the color-splashed pond, but aren’t sure where and how to start, then take a look on how I wear mine and maybe be inspired to try them as well. Plus, I have some tips to help you ease yourself into this trend…
*Please excuse my scaly lids and brows and uber-puffy eyes, they’re side effects of my acne medication*
INNER CORNER POP
Pair a bright eye shadow with tamer shades. A subtle look using regular browns with a striking swatch of neon on the inner corner of the eyes is a less extreme but still fun way to work this trend.
The more playful might like to spice up their everyday eyeliner by adding another layer using colored eye shadow. Another simple look but with lots of attitude, purple is just perfect for brown peepers, don’t you agree?
BRIGHT COLOR SMOKEY EYE
For night out frolics or extra special occasions, why not rock a smokey eye? No challenge? How about a bright smokey eye? Show your fashion-forward side and your bold eyes will definitely take you to center stage!
Products used: CUICU Eye Shadows and K-Palette Eyeliner (Review Soon!)
1.) You will not look like a clown or a drag queen if “less is more” is your motto. It’s easier to start out with a sheer wash and build to the full color unicorn-level that you desire. Because raping your eyelids with a cotton ball and starting over are no fun!
2.) The cardinal rule: if you’re going vivid, choose just one feature to focus on. When donning your eyes with a bright hue, keep everything else (cheeks and lips) less attention-getters. Or else… World War Paintball Edition!
3.) If shimmers just scream “too much” then downplay it and use matte shades, simple but effective!
See, there’s nothing to be afraid of, colors don’t bite! Those fears of looking tacky and overdone are just in your head. Can’t wait to see the countless color combinations you’ll be making in no time! ☺
Thank you, kimpossiblygorgeous
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