A Lovely You – Makeup Tips for Every Woman

3 Tricks to Wearing Bright Eyeshadow

Posted on: October 6, 2011

Bright eyeshadow doesn’t have to be just for Halloween… if you know how to apply it the right way! Keep reading to discover my tried-and-true tips for pulling off bright eyeshadow any time of the year.

1. Complement your Eyes

When wearing bright eyeshadow, you’ll want to find shades that complement your eye color. For example, green eyes look fantastic with a bright pop of pink or magenta, while blue eyes shine with gold and yellow shadows. For brown or hazel eyes, try a deep plum or purple shade. You don’t have to stick to these rules, of course, but they can help to really make your eyes pop!

2. Think Sheer

If a day-glo color scheme like the photo above is not for you, you can still wear bright eyeshadow – just think sheer. By swiping on a translucent bright, you’ll still get the effect without it being quite as harsh. One to try: NYX Single Eyeshadow in Frosted Lilac. This gorgeous purple shade coats lids in a sheer wash of vibrant color that will look amazing.

3. Coordinate

While the matchy-matchy makeup look seems outdated, you can pull off bright shadow easily by coordinating your clothing and accessories colors with your shadow. For example, if you’re sporting a bright blue shadow, the rest of your outfit should be within the same color family. Clashing colors will draw attention to the shadow and make them appear brighter, while complementary colors will subdue the shade.

Do you have any tips on how to wear bright eyeshadow? Let me know in the comments, and as always, stay lovely!


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