How to Apply Colorful Eyeshadow Like a Pro

Colorful eyeshadow

Colorful eyeshadow has always been a big thing in the makeup world but now it’s in even in daily life. Adorning your eyes with a whirl of color is a way to express yourself and wear yourself with confidence.

Eyeshadow application is an art that you have to master if you want to look like a queen and not like a clown. There are some rules of color theory and eyeshadow application that are important to follow if you want to do it like a professional makeup artist.

Read this article if you want to learn everything about colorful eyeshadow application and see some captivating palettes to try on.

What are the General Rules of Colorful Eyeshadow Application

Strategic placement is key when applying colorful eyeshadow. First, choose the nuances you are going to use and then choose an area for each color.

The general rule is to apply brighter colors in the inner corners of the eyes to give them a more open look, and keep the darker tones for the outer corners or the wings of the eye.

Start by applying the brightest color, then use the medium shade over the whole lid and finish by applying the darkest color at the outer V and over the crease.

If you want to go above and beyond and create a truly stunning look, finish by using an eyeliner in a color that complements the general palette you’ve chosen.

Mauve Matte Glitter Gradient

Mauve matte glitter gradient

Pastel eyeshadow is perfect for spring and summer and it goes well with anything. For this color palette, choose a mauve shade and combine it with pinks, unsaturated reds, and oranges for a magical look.

Apply the mauve to the lids and surround it with pinkish nuances. Use the orangey tones at the inner corners of the eyes to brighten them up, finishing off with some glitter over the lids and you will look outstanding,

Blue and Pink Smoky Eye

Blue pink smoey eyes

Blue and pink complement each other for a fairytale look, especially if you add a smoky eye effect in the end. This palette complements perfectly both blue and brown eyes by making them pop.

Start by applying a light pink to the inner corners of the eye and then apply a more saturated pink or a plum purple over the lid. Choose a deep blue tone to end at the outer corners and work your way above to the crease.

Blend all the colors carefully and then smudge the blue finish for a smoky eye effect. Now you are ready to go out and stun.

Emerald Green

Emerald green smokey eyes

Green eyeshadow palettes are made to complement brown eyes and enhance them. Choose a nice nuance of green and a yellow tone to complement it.

Apply the yellow at the waterline to about 1/3 of the lid. Then, place green over the rest of the lid up to the outer V.

If you want a more dramatic look, complete it by finishing with a dark gray or black at the outer corner, smudging it for a smoky effect.

Carnival Blue & Yellow

Carnival blue and yellow eyes

This look is for the bold who love to experiment with new things. Get a palette that has a variety of blue, yellow, and lime green shades, and prepare yourself for creating a piece of art.

Start with the lime nuance by putting it all over your lids. Apply it on the lower lids too, especially around the tear ducts. Use the deep blue shadow for the outer V of the eyes and the outer half of the lower lash line.

To create a gradient effect and get some variety in color, use the appropriate brush to blend colors smoothly.

Sky Blue Dreams

Sky blue dream eyeshadow

If you want to use colorful eyeshadow without going all the way in and recreating the rainbow on your eyelids, you can use a simple sky-blue nuance to create a dreamy look that will make your eyes magnetic.

A soft light blue on your eyes will make your face gleam with a mysterious feel that is going to boost your confidence and give you a magical look.

Metallic Smoke

Golden Metallic Smoke eyeshadow

The good old smoky eye look is never going to get boring but you can spice things up by combining it with some golden or silvery metallic nuances. It will give you a dramatic look and make you the star of the party.

Apply metallic eyeshadow over the lids with some brighter nuances around the water line.

If it’s a golden tone, add a dark brown at the outer corner and smudge it over a third of the upper lid. If you’ve chosen a silvery color, finish with some black at the outer V for a stunning smoky effect.

Blend everything smoothly and finish with adding more of the metallic shade to enhance the look.

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