If you’re a makeup junkie (like me), you probably own more than 20 shades of lipsticks and over a dozen eyeshadow palettes. But, when you sit to do your makeup, all you ever reach out for is that one nude lipstick and those neutral shades from your eyeshadow palette — simply because neutrals are a safer bet and go with almost any outfit. Amirite or amirite?

But don’t you think it's time to step out of your comfort zone and give other hues in your eyeshadow palette a chance to make their presence felt? Since the festive season is right around the corner, now is a good time to swap your neutrals for these bolder eyeshadow shades.

 

Glossy brown

Glossy brown

Image courtesy: @namratasoni

Not ready to give up on your nudes and browns yet? Take inspiration from celebrity makeup artist Namrata Soni and add a touch of glam to the look. An easy way to get this look is by swiping a coat of clear lip gloss over your brown eyeshadow.

BB picks: Lakmé 9to5 Eye Color Quartet Eye Shadow - Desert Rose and Lakmé Absolute Plump & Shine Lip Gloss

 

Shimmery black

Shimmery black

Image courtesy: @savleenmanchanda

There’s nothing quite as mysterious and exciting as a shimmery black eyeshadow. Blend a little bit of it on your eyelids and keep the rest of the look simple. It is the perfect winter shade for any evening look.

BB picks: Lakmé Absolute Infinity Eye shadow Palette - Midnight Magic

 

Earthy lids

Earthy lids

Image courtesy: @danielcbauer

Is it red, is it brown or is it both? This earthy brown shade with hints of red is another hue that will make heads turn. Extend it up to the brows to elevate the drama and glam quotient. Can’t find an eyeshadow colour of this shade? Use a semi-matte liquid lipstick instead!

BB picks: Lakmé 9to5 Weightless Mousse Lip and Cheek Color - Rouge Satin

 

Hint of lilac

Hint of lilac

Image courtesy: @namratasoni

Purple and lilac are the perfect festive shades. If you are a minimalist, these shades are a must-have in your makeup kit. Take inspiration from Namrata Soni and dab the lilac shade on the centre of your eyelids and blend it out.

BB picks: Lakmé 9to5 Eye Color Quartet Eye Shadow - Tanjore Rush

 

Sparkling green

Sparkling green

Image courtesy: @kritisanon

Sparkling green is a bold yet beautiful hue — we love how it complements Indian skin tones. Match it with one of your outfits like Kriti for a statement-worthy look.

BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Eye Color Quartet Eye Shadow - Royal Peacock

Main image courtesy:  @namratasoni & @savleenmanchanda