Bright eye shadow colors can look fabulous. It does take some effort in choosing the right colors and getting them to look just right. Some rainbow or colorful shadow might look gorgeous on a model but could be too much for everyday wear or too young for some women.
If you want to try the look, be careful when using multiple colors and if you do, choose shades within the same color family, (or that look good together and don’t clash) and be sure to blend well. Blending is the difference between looking like a clown and looking chic.
1. Begin With Eye Shadow Primer
To get color to pop, start with a nude or white base like NYX Eyeshadow Base, Milani Eyeshadow Primer, or MAC Cream Colour Base in Luna. The primer will make the color more visible.
2. Apply Color
If you need more of a pop, apply the eye shadow with a damp brush and reapply 3-4 times after blending. Place a light coating on the eye and then apply the eye shadow with a densely packed eye shadow brush.
3. Blend, Blend, Blend
To blend the colors use a blending brush. Regardless of whether you use one tone of eye shadow over your entire lid or you are more comfortable with color and are using 3 different tones, you always need to blend, blend, blend, and even when you’re sure it looks good, it doesn’t hurt to blend a little more. When using just one tone on the eyelid you only need to blend out the outer edges of the color. You never want to apply the color all the way up onto your brow bone.
Application Tip For Using Multiple Colors
When using multiple colors generally you start with a lighter color toward the inside corner of the eye, and you apply the darkest color on the outside corner of the eye and blend up toward the brow bone.