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. 
Advertisement
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
Advertisement

More from Politics

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.