Are you looking for a bold and beautiful way to shake up your beauty routine? It’s time to experiment with colorful eyeshadow! Put the muted naturals to the side, and explore the world of bright and expressive hues. Leave the everyday look behind; get ready to take your eye makeup to the next level with this colorful eyeshadow tutorial!
1. All You Need To Know About Colorful Eyeshadow
We’ve all been there – scrolling through the cosmetic aisles and wanting to pick up an eyeshadow for a change of look. But why stop at just one shade when there are colored eyeshadows are on offer? Adding a dash of color isn’t only exciting but can transform your look in a few clicks.
But there’s a lot to learn before you make the switch. Here’s .
- Choose the right color.
- Choose the right texture.
- Choose the right finish.
Starting from the roots will help you get it right. Choosing a color that applies well to your skin tone is essential. The wrong shade can easily take away from a perfectly blended and finished look. With color comes the choice of texture – powder, creamy, and gel, amongst others. When it comes to finish, know that matte and satin are versatile options but if you’re mastering that dramatic eye, you need to be choosing between shimmer and glitter.
Once you’ve picked the eyeshadow for the look you want, it’s time to apply it. Blending is the key; too little takes away from the color and too much will ruin the look altogether. Finish it off with complimenting mascara and a lip shade to complete the look.
2. Step-by-Step Guide to a Bold Eyeshadow Look
Create The Perfect Base: Before applying any eyeshadow, a good makeup base is essential. Start by applying a light eye cream to keep the skin hydrated and create a smooth, even surface. Follow up with a light-weight, oil-free foundation that matches your skin tone. Apply it from the lash line up to the browbone and use a concealer to cover any spots or dark circles. Finally, set the base with a light dusting of translucent setting powder.
Choose The Colors: A bold eyeshadow look requires two or more shade intensities. Pick out an accent color and build the other shades around it. Choose one lighter shade (cream, tan or pale gold) for the inner corner of the eye, and one deeper shade for the outer corner. Add more depth with a medium-tone transitional hue, and an even more intense shade for definition.
Start the Look: With all the colors chosen, it’s time to start the look. Take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and using the lightest shade, apply it to the inner corner of the eye. Use slow, small circular motions to blend inwards. Build up the intensity until you reach the center of the eye.
- Then, take the medium shade and softly blend into the inner corner, making sure to blend in a downward motion.
- For the outer corner, use the darkest shade to add definition and depth.
- Finish off the look by taking the accent color and putting a small amount on the center of the eyelid.
Bring The Look Together: To tie the look together, take a brush and blend the colors together again, smoothing away any harsh lines. Finally, add two coats of long-lasting mascara and a touch of black eyeliner to define the lash line. Voila! You have now finished your bold eyeshadow look.
3. Tips And Tricks For Experimenting With Colorful Eyeshadow
Are you bold and daring enough to try out a different look with some colorful eyeshadow? If the answer is yes, here are a few tips and tricks to help you master the art of vibrant makeup:
- Start small – jump into the trend by selecting one color first, and test it on a small area of your eyelid. If you like the result, you can then experiment further and add more colors. To create a dramatic look, opt for one bright color and one neutral-tone shadow.
- Choose the right colors – bright shades are great if you are aiming to increase the glamour, but the rule of thumb is to take the intensity of the colors based on your skin tone. Warmer colors are great for those with a lighter complexion, while darker tones will look stunning on darker skin tones.
Don’t be afraid to blend colors – use your finger, a brush, or a damp cloth to blend the two colors. The texture should be subtle and not overly dramatic. Try different looks and blend the colors until you find the perfect combination of shades that works for you.
Pick the right products – shimmery products are great for night looks; however, if you are going for a more natural look, opt for matte shadows. Metallic eyeshadow can give you a very glamorous glow, while glossy shades are great for a more subtle, natural look.
4. Sparkling and Vibrant Eyeshadow Ideas
Finding the perfect eyeshadow can be a challenge. But when you find that delicate balance between vibrant colour and subtle sparkle, you know you have hit the jackpot. This is why we have compiled some of our favourite that will add just the right amount of flair to your look.
A modern twist on classic eye looks, using soft, natural colours in your makeup can help keep things looking subtle and timeless. From light pink to sandy brown and sheer beige, these delicate pigments are great for creating subtle glitter.
- Featherlight – a gentle, barely-there light pink
- Toasted Beige – a warm, sandy brown
- Silk Satin – a glimmering sheer ivory-toned beige
Metallic and smokey eyeshadow looks are a great way to add a little bit of an edge to your look. Try a classic smokey eye with a mix of deep purples and browns, and top it off with a touch of bright silver, bronze, or gold shadow for a truly eye-catching look.
- Espresso Shot – a deep, rich chocolate brown
- Gilded Verge – a warm, glowing bronze
- Moonshadow – a deep, shimmery blue-grey
5. Finishing Touches: Creating a Lasting Eyeshadow Look
Setting the Tone
After the right eyeshadow colors have been chosen and applied, a few additional steps can help to create a lasting look. Choosing a complementary mascara and eyeliner color creates a frame for the eyeshadow colors. A light, shimmery base added to the eyelids makes the colors appear more vibrant and helps to extend its wear. Adding a subtle highlight in the areas of the face that naturally attract light – the inner corners of the eyes, the brow bone, and the area just below the arch of the brow – creates a glow and brings the eyeshadow to life.
Maintaining the Look
Start with an eyeshadow primer to help extend the lasting power of the makeup. Tap the primer gently onto the eyelids before applying eyeshadow. Doing so will help prevent any creasing while the color lasts much longer. Setting the eyeshadow with a light dusting of translucent powder will also help to keep color in place. To freshen the look, use a makeup remover wipe or a damp washcloth to gently swipe away any smudges and bits of fallen eyeshadow.
Polishing the Look
For an extra polished look, a quick clean-up around the edges of the eyeshadow is the perfect way to ensure a crisp finish. For a more precise application, use a small brush dipped in eye makeup remover. Be sure to brush carefully above the crease and along the lash line. Then use a bit of concealer to cover any gaps or redness. Finally, use an eye makeup setting spray to complete the look and help the colors stay in place all day long.
It’s time to put yourself out there and experiment with bold hues. You never know, these colorful eyeshadow looks may just become your signature style! So grab your makeup brushes, some bold hues, and have a go – and don’t be afraid to express yourself with color!