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How to Wear Bright Eyeshadow

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This is Supergreat Academy: the place where our beloved community gathers to share their beauty routines and tricks and no one has to take any exams! Today we're discussing one of the funnest things you can do with makeup: bright eyeshadow looks.

I love playing with colorful eyeshadow. For proof, please refer to Exhibit A and Exhibit B.

Exhibit A & Exhibit B

Not every look needs to be a rainbow or gradient—your eye look can have the same impact using just one color. And because of the moment we're currently having with bold makeup (merci Euphoria) which encourages everyone to have fun with it regardless of their skill level, you can now throw on anything without caring whether or not it's perfectly blended or symmetrical. I clearly show no regard for the rules of blending, as seen in Exhibit C and Exhibit D. (In my defense, the blue shadow seen in Exhibit D is Milk Makeup Eye Pigment, which is notoriously hard to blend.) I also clearly like to match my hoodies to my makeup looks, but that's another story for another day.

Exhibit C & Exhibit D

Usually I go with a color that matches my mood (depending on the color of my hoodie, evidently), throw on some eyeshadow primer (MAC Prep + Prime 24-hour Extend Eye Base is a new favorite) and just pack on the eyeshadow with a fluffy brush (to help my lack of blending skills) until it's pigmented and Instagram worthy. Then I put on mascara, and fini!

My only recommendation is that you figure out which colors work for your skin tone or eye color. Black, dark purple and most greys DO NOT work for me, and have a way of making me look tired and clownish. Even black eyeliner often has a way of bringing out the fine lines on my forehead that I normally don't notice.

The best part about this How To is that you can be as creative as you want, so show our community how you like to wear bright eyeshadow!

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