Playing With Pigment

We’ve all done it. You take an innocent trip to Sephora or a walk down the Urban Decay aisle, and there it is: the bright blue eye shadow of your dreams— except you’d never have the confidence to wear it. With the following tips, you can easily leave those days behind.

Dark smokey eyes are a classic, but nothing says summer like a vibrant color. Choose a variety of palettes in the same family, for example ones that containing a few shades of blue or pink, then follow the steps below: 

 

 

Step 1:            Apply an eyelid primer. This helps prevent the eye shadow from smudging and keeps it in place all day.

Step 2:            Once you’ve chosen your color palettes, select an eyeliner that’s darker than the darkest shadow shade and apply to your upper and lower lash line.

Step 3:            Using the lightest color or a light translucent shadow, cover the entire area from the lid up to right below the eyebrow’s arc.

Step 4:               Take the second darkest color in the palate and sweep across the eyelid.

Step 5:            Instead of closing your eyes completely, keep them open half way. With the darkest shade, blend the eye shadow into the crease without touching the eyelid.

Step 6:            Go back to the second darkest color and apply right below your lower lash line.

And wha-lah you’ve created a bright, bold look and are ready for whatever summer brings your way.

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