I was scared of wearing brightly colored makeup, so I stayed a brown-shadow girl until my twenties. If I can take the plunge into bright shades, anyone can. With a little guidance, spring’s saturated eye can become your newest go-to look.
Pick a color that complements your eyes and makes them pop, so that people stare for the right reasons. If you have blue eyes, try bright yellow; green eyes, go for punchy purple; and brown peepers work with a variety of shades, like the burnt orange I did here.
Pack On The Color
For my sunset eyes, I applied a creamy sherbet shade to my upper lid, starting at my lashline and slowly blending upward, toward and past the crease. To really make an impact, apply multiple layers of the shadow, making sure the pigment is mostly concentrated closer to your lashline. To make it less bold, you can stop the color at your crease.
Go Easy On The Liner
To provide definition to your eye, use a black or brown liner to create a light winged tip. You don't want your eyes to get lost in a pool of orange.
Setting Powder Is Key
I always smudge my liner, so setting powder is a personal godsend to keep my makeup intact. The last thing you want is to step out in your neon shadow feeling confident, only to realize that you have blue smudged all over your cheek — not a good look. A light dusting of finishing powder around your eye is all you need.
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Photo: Courtesy of Anna Granberg.