Have you ever looked at your favourite beauty influencer trying a brightly coloured eye makeup and thought to yourself, “this is something I can never pull off”? A lot of women, even those that love experimenting with eye makeup, tend to refrain from wearing bright, poppy colours out of the fear of looking OTT.

Neutral eyeshadow shades may be a safer bet, but they can surely get a bit boring after a while. If you’re planning to get a bit more adventurous with makeup or are merely looking to try something new, colourful eye makeup is a fun way to go. These simple, pro tips to rock a bright eyeshadow colour will come in handy. Read on…

 

01. Start with a single shade

01. Start with a single shade

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Colour-blocked eyeshadow looks are super in-trend these days, and they are also effortless to wear. Since it only requires one eyeshadow colour all over your lid, it saves you the effort of going wrong with colour combinations or looking too OTT.

 

02. Extend the colour to your lash line as well

02. Extend the colour to your lash line as well

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It is essential to apply a bit of the colour on your lower lash line to complete your colourful eye makeup look. Why? Simply because wearing a bright colour only on the upper lid makes your eyes look droopy and the makeup looks incomplete. Apply the colour on your lower lash line and smudge it out for a subtle, smokey finish.

 

03. Don’t forget a primer

03. Don’t forget a primer

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If you’re wearing a bright colour on your lids, you might as well ensure that it looks vibrant and lasts and all day. How do you do that, though? By applying a pea-sized amount of primer all over your lid before packing on the shadow. Also, remember to dampen your brush with some water before picking a colour to enhance its vibrancy.

 

04. Amp up your blending skill

04. Amp up your blending skill

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It’s essential to blend your eyeshadow properly to prevent your eye makeup from looking like a child’s art project. After packing on some colour, blend and buff it properly, especially around the edges to smoothen out any harsh lines. This will also give your eye makeup a lot more natural and clean appearance.

 

05. Keep the rest of your makeup subtle

05. Keep the rest of your makeup subtle

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Girls, always remember, balance is the key. Therefore, if you are going bold with your eye makeup, the rest of your look, including base, lips, cheeks and even hair should be subtle and muted down. This will help your eye makeup stand out and also prevent you from looking like a clown.

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