Hi all! Today’s post was inspired by the beauty section of Glamour magazine (not atypical of me). Sometimes the makeup trends are a little too intense for me (especially those terribly unwearable glossy lids), but going bold can also be really fun! My bold looks are often the ones I get the most compliments on because they are interesting and noticeable. Today’s look is all about bright colors and bold lines, so read on for more!
It’s important to begin with a full-coverage base and concealer with looks like these because I want the colors on my eyes to be the focus, not a big old zit or a patch of redness. The easiest way to feel confident in bold colors is to paint them onto a fairly blank slate in my opinion. I showed the completed eye on the left.
I wanted to use my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencils for this look because they are pigmented to the extreme and stay on for hours without smudging. I used the colors Deep End and Chaos to create this look. I added my own twist from the magazine and chose to use mermaid-type colors instead of contrasting ones. This is both because I have way too many blues and teals (I know myself ok!), and because the mermaid look is in fashion as well! I started by applying Chaos along my lower lash line. I only smudged it a bit because the look is supposed to contain distinct sections of color.
Next up was Deep End on my inner corner. I decided to use this approach rather than putting color on my whole lid because it is a little easier to pull of in the daytime and the colors are less likely to smudge on my amazingly oily eyelids. I also dusted a cool brown eyeshadow in my crease to create a bit of dimension.
The final touch was some mascara on the upper lashes. I used bronzer and a bright blush on my cheeks to keep giving off a mermaid vibe. I finished with a nude lipstick because the eye colors are the main focus.
I hope you all enjoyed this bold look as a last hurrah for summer! I’ve been enjoying working on some trends from magazines this summer and I love to experiment with colors. It’s easy to fall into a rut with neutral palettes and pinks, so it’s exciting to try something new and bold. I hope you enjoyed these bold colors and might try a few yourselves!