Let’s lay traditional grey-brown-black smoky eyeshadows to rest. After years of minimalism—nude makeup, dewy foundation, peachy pouts and undone hair, the tide is changing. Prints are in and bold paintbox hues are slowly making a resurgence. We first saw coloured eyeshadow during the spring summer '18 shows with countless top end brands showing off smoky eyes every color of the rainbow in hues of violet, red and marigold. Hollywood and Bollywood followed suit and now there’s a slew of A-listers embracing coloured lids on the red carpet.
We can here you think: What works on a celebrity is unlikely to look good on me. Actually, you’re in for a surprise. When paired with a sheer, nude face, and a well fitted block colored dress, it’s a surprisingly easy, eye catching look to carry off. If you’re still squeamish, we recommend you start simple and work your way up to bolder, fuller colours. Luckily for you there’s no dearth of gorgeous, rich hues to try. L.A. Girl Inspiring Eyeshadow Tin - Get Glam & Get Going offers up the richest purple hues to keep you on trend with Pantone’s color of the year. Meanwhile Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette - Gemstone Obsessions gives you just the right combination of jewel toned blues, pinks and greens. Stull can’t make up your mind? Try Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette - Nude Beach, a gorgeous blend of deeper hues of orange, maroon and nudes and work your way up.
Most importantly though, this bold, funky eyeshadow trend is all about having fun. Check out some of the most experimental funky eyeshadow trends that we can’t wait to copy.
It’s so exciting that’s we’re entering an era where fashion and beauty are taking themselves a little less seriously. All hail funky, colored up eyeshadow.