Tuesday, February 3, 2015


It's so easy to get stuck in a rut and use the same cream and brown eyeshadows over and over, myself included.

So I have decided to shine a spotlight on bold eyeshadows, sharing with you my favourite techniques and brand recommendations.

Favourite Techniques
An inner corner pop of colour is the perfect way to use a bit of colour if you're a bit scared to go all out with a bold eye look. Simply add a swipe of a bright shade into your inner corner after completing your usual neutral eye look. My favourite colours for this are an electric blue or a vibrant purple. To bring colour in as an integral part of your eyeshadow, blend a bold shade into the crease while wearing a neutral shade on the lid.

Colourful liner can look absolutely gorgeous bold for a special occasion or more subtle to spice up your everyday look. To make a statement choose your most vibrant purple, turquoise or orange on the upper lash line. Otherwise you could use a moss green or navy blue cream eyeshadow to create a winged liner then go over it with a similar coloured shadow. It's something a bit different to your everyday black and a great way of incorporating colour.

Brand Recommendations
Drugstore: Maybelline Color Tattoos are an affordable cream base available in a selection of bold and bright shades.

High End: The Makeup Forever Flash Palette includes 12 incredibly pigmented cream eyeshadows. The colour selection is a mixture of metallic, shades and bold colours that can be used on the eyes but also on the lips. You can pair these underneath eyeshadows for maximum impact or on their own for a creaseless cream shadow. MAC offer bright and bold colours in both their Eyeshadows and Mineralized Eyeshadows, all with different textures and formulations. Inglot have a huge selection of bright and bold eyeshadows with customizable palette options to encase your perfect colour combinations. 

- If you go all out on your eyes, opt for subtle lip colour such as a nude or light pink.
- There is a time and place for everything and although frosty blue eyeshadow seems like idea at the time, wearing it to work probably isn't the best option.
- With that being said, don't be scared to try colour. At my local Coles there is a lady there who is always wearing rainbow eyeshadow or other cool colour combinations and I think it's really cool how she rocks that on a daily basis.

Don't be afraid to experiment with colour, what else are you meant to do with your large selection of purples and blues that you've purchased on a whim?

Thanks for reading!