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Colorful Eye Shadow

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How can I wear brightly colored eye shadow?

Colorful Eye Shadow

A jewel-toned eye shadow looks especially beautiful and glamorous at night. Consider violet, green, gold, aqua, or even hot pink for a radical pop. Press this color onto the center of your lid for a pop of bright color. Do not put the jewel tone colors in the crease of your eye -- unless you're channeling Joan Collins ala Alexis Carrington Colby from the Dynasty days.

Nars Cosmetics makes highly pigmented eye shadows in a rainbow of colors. Their Eyeshadow Singles ($21) are crease-proof and can actually be used wet or dry. Some colors to try are Cancun (fuchsia), Party Monster (lilac with gold shimmer), Goldfinger (bright gold), Emmanuelle (red-coral) and Night Flight (black with bright blue undertones). Or, double up and try their Duo Eyeshadows ($31) in Rated R (chartreuse green and cobalt blue), Divine (shocking pink and Chocolate), and Caravaggio (azalea pink and iridescent violet). Keep the rest of your makeup strictly neutral, especially the cheeks and lips. These brightly colored shadows are a fun way to add a little color to your evening!



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