3 Bright Eyeshadows That Have Us Rethinking Our Beauty Routine



Bold eye makeup emerged as a consummate force on the spring runways, so we're far from surprised that the new spring eyeshadows are just as amplified. From neon corals to electric purples to cool, oceany greens, this season's hues have a lock on high-wattage, bright eyeshadow ideas. 


Estee Lauder Limited Edition Pure Color Eyeshadow in Orange Crush and Sugar Biscuit, $20 each, available in April at Estee Lauder—To recreate makeup artist Tom Pecheux's brilliant coral lids at Derek Lam's spring 2011 show (he actually used lipstick), Estee Lauder formulated a highly-pigmented shadow with buildable coverage, allowing for either a transparent or intense look. Pair it with the shimmering white powder as a base over the entire lid or as a triangle at the inner corner of the eye.

Derek Lam image courtesy of Estee Lauder


Sonia Kashuk Instructional Eye Shadow Palette in Eye on Color, $19.99, available at Target—Ridiculously versatile, this palette contains 12 shimmery shadows and pull out, step-by-step instructions from Kashuk on how to get three different looks--a sheer wash, a colorful smoky eye, and an intense contoured crease. 

Jason Wu images courtesy of Aveda and CND


Urban Decay Fun Palette, $34, available at Ulta—This palette has it all: 3 bright shades, 3 complementary neutrals, UD's eyeshadow primer, and a mini version of their 24/7 Glide On eyeliner. 

Jason Wu images courtesy of Aveda and CND