Monday, March 29, 2010

Rainbow Eyeshadow Tutorial

Spring is here, and it's time welcome the warmer weather with a rainbow of color. Ever have a day where you can't decide which eyeshadow color to wear? Why not just wear them all? Yes, this look will show you how to incorporate several different colors on your eyes at once. You can make this look as dramatic or toned down as you like and use any combination of colors to make your rainbow.

The colors I used were... starting in the inner corner: lime green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, and purple. Then, continuing from the purple, I went around the bottom of my eyes with dark purple, indigo, teal, and blue. Note: All of these shadows can be found in Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette.

First, I primed my eyelids with the ELF Mineral Primer. A primer will help to make the eyeshadow last longer. Next, I used a NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean. I dotted the pencil all over the lid and up through the crease. Then, I blended and smoothed out the color. Using a black base will help the colors achieve that pop of intensity.

Now, for the eyeshadow. I took a regular fluffy eyeshadow brush and patted on lime green to the inner corner and first small section of my eyelid. Next, I took a yellow color and overlapped it just a tad with the green and blended. I then took a bright orange and overlapped the edge of the yellow a little. The next color I used was a reddish color, which i blended with the orange color, and then I took a magenta color and blended it next to the red. Then I finished the outside corner of the eye with a purple.

For the bottom of the eye, I extended the purple down around the lash line. I then took a darker purple and overlapped the lighter purple and blended them together. Then I took a teal and a blue and continued lining my eye until I reached the lime green in the corner.

Next, I lined the top and bottom of my eyes with the ELF Eyeliner Pen in midnight and applied two coats of L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara to my lashes.

Tip: When doing an eye look this intense, it is best to use a neutral lip and light blush, but the most important thing to remember about this look is BLEND, BLEND, BLEND. Make sure each color blends in with the next color, or you eyes will look like an explosion of clown makeup.

Rainbow eyeshadow is very fun and can look great on almost anyone. Have fun recreating the look, and remember you can replace any of these colors with your own favorite colors. Have fun!

If you recreate this look, I'd love to see a picture of it :) Send any pictures, questions, or requests to


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