Have you ever wished you could get celebrity makeup looks that you see on stars in magazines and on TV for yourself? If you only thought it possible thorough professional makeup artists who travel around the world and apply makeup for a living, you're mistaken. You really can get professional beauty looks like the celebrities, all you need is expert help to do so. Fortunately we're here to lend you the advice you need and today, it's on the best colourful eyeshadow looks and tips.
You've probably seen your favourite stars wearing stunning designer looks and complementing it beautifully with colourful eyeshadow in shades of blue and green; sometimes even orange, red or yellow. It isn't an one off occasion because colourful eyeshadow is a hot makeup trend that is set to become a beauty staple. It's vibrant and bold to match your outfit or even give it that punch of contrast. But at the same time, it can also be intimidating. While eyeshadow in browns, blacks and taupes might still be okay, shifting to extremely vibrant shades like rich plums, cerulean blues and emerald greens can feel completely new if you've never done it before. Fear not. If this is your first time experimenting with colourful eyeshadow, we've got all the expert makeup tips you need so keep reading.
Swirlster Picks These Colourful Eyeshadow Palettes
1. Choose Your Colour Family
Just like you'd think long and hard to pick up a new handbag or appliance, your eyeshadow palette of choice too requires similar kind of attention. When purchasing a palette, it's important to understand the colour family that dictates it and how that appears on your skin tone. In simple terms, it's the prevalent shade that is tying together the rest of the shades. Icy, pastel hues look great on pale, fair skin. Brown, red and jewel tones work well for olive, wheatish skin. Dark blues, greens, violet and berry shades look great on tan, dusky skin. Use this as a simple reference to pick your eyeshadow palette.
2. It's All About The Base
Primer is your friend, especially when wearing eye makeup. With colourful eyeshadow, you need more than just one friend, however. Because of its vibrance, such shades need a blank, white canvas to appear pigmented and brightly on the eyes. Hence, once you apply primer, follow by applying concealer over the entire eye lid and also over the under eye area. This will create a blank base for the colours to show through. Another helpful makeup tip if you have visible veins or dark circles over the eye area is to first prime, then colour correct and then conceal before moving on to applying colourful eyeshadow.
3. Apply With The Right Technique
Finally you've reached the much-awaited point of applying colourful eyeshadow on your eyes. Narrow it down to a particular area of the lid. In this instance, we'd suggest the centre area of the lid or the inner corner of eyes over the ducts. These are two locations which are not very wide in space but have prime visibility and allow for a packed colour pigment over the eyes. They can also be paired with neutral colours blended over the creases. To apply colourful eyeshadow, use a narrow, flat brush dampened with setting spray or even water. Pack the pigment on to the brush and press it over the eye with a dabbing motion. In this manner, the colour is actually transferred onto the eye without getting diluted or diffused. Once done, blend in the edges so that it doesn't appear patchy or streaky.
4. Have Fun With It
At its core, colourful eyeshadow is one of the most enjoyable eye makeup looks you can do so make sure you have fun with it. While the right technique will help you apply, it can be applied in various spots over the eyes like the ones mentioned. It can also be used in a variety of ways, like as a colourful eye liner on the upper lid or to line the lower lash line. Colourful eyeshadow sticks in bright shades can also make application less messy and more precise. Complete your look with a layer of mascara and you're good to go.
(Also Read: 6 Eye Makeup Tips To Nail Bright Eyeshadow)
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