Ok, you’ve read the title and you might have considered not even reading this post. You may be thinking, “Bright eyeshadow? I don’t want to go around looking like a clown!”

Well stop that thinking right now. You know that I don’t recommend anything that would have you looking like a clown of any type. When people think about bright makeup of any kind, they often think of drawing attention to themselves or trying to be seen. While it is true that bright makeup will make you stand out, there are ways to wear it so that you stand out for all the right reasons.

If you don’t currently own any brightly colored eyeshadow, make a quick run to your drugstore and stop by the Wet N Wild area of the makeup aisle and find the brightest color that works best with your skin type. I would suggest going for a bright version of any colors you have at home. If you’re unsure about your skin type and choosing colors, check back for blog posts on those topics. Otherwise, if you’re fair skinned, go for a bright blue and if you have a darker complexion, go for a bright green.

Now that you have a bright color, go home and practice! Don’t just throw the color on and go out in public with it, take some time in front of your bathroom mirror to figure out the best way to wear this color. The great thing about eyeshadow is that you can wear a little or a lot. If you’re wary about the color, start small. Below is a link to post I wrote about how to apply eye shadow for every day wear. It talks about the best way to incorporate three colors. I would suggest you follow this video using neutral colors for the base color and the last color. Then use the bright color for the second color. Make sure you wipe off the brush before you blend and you will be all set to go!

Here is the link to the post. The Wonders of Eye Shadow

Good luck and happy shadowing!