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How to wear Bright Eyeshadow

How to wear Bright Eyeshadow
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We all know that eyeshadow has the power to transform a makeup look, and bright eyeshadow is a fun way to experiment with colour and texture. When it comes to makeup, there are no rules, but we've put together a guide to selecting the best products to create your perfect bright eyeshadow look. Whether you prefer a more subtle wash of bright colour, or you like to make a statement, we've got you covered.

Prime Your Eyelids

To prolong the wear time of your eyeshadow, primer is a must. It sets the ideal first layer for brighter colours to adhere to, and helps to prevent or delay creasing. The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is a bestseller for a reason, it's definitely an LF favourite. The Primer Potion is easy to apply, keeps your eyeshadow in check, and is also available in tinted versions if you're a big fan of sparkle.

Use a High-Pigment Cream Shadow Stick

If you prefer a quick and easy bright eye makeup look, you'll love the new Double Act Dual-Ended Shadow Sticks from Eyeko. Pairing two high-impact colours that blend together perfectly, you'll want to try every shade. For bright looks, Rock & Roll is a beautiful bright blue duo that looks incredible on everyone. The soft creamy formula is effortless to apply and offers up to 8 hours of wear without smudging or fading.

Opt for a Bright Eyeshadow Palette

Bright eyeshadow palettes allow you to try multiple bright looks in one convenient travel-friendly compact. The Pixi Dream Shadow Eye Enchanter Palette is full of wearable bright shades, with a few neutrals added in to highlight in the brow bone, add sparkle in the inner corner, and to smoke out the edges. These shadows are pigment-rich and easy to blend with a fluffy blending brush.

For full impact and high-intensity brights, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Vol 2 Palette is a kaleidoscope of stunning blues, pinks and greens.

Choose the Best Tools

Using high quality brushes can make the difference between smooth colour transitions and harsh lines of colour. The Real Techniques Enhanced Eye Brush Set contains everything you need to create any eye look, and even comes with a brush cup to display on your vanity table.

Add Mascara

The final step is adding lashings of volumising mascara to enhance your bright eyeshadow. The Benefit They're Real Lengthening Mascara is an iconic product, delivering instant drama by coating and lifting each lash to create a separated fluttery lash look.

Explore our full range of eyeshadows and start experimenting with beautiful colours and pigments.

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