When picking a color, note that all brights are not created equal. What might look great on some women might not look the best on others. For example, olive-skinned women can look sallow with the wrong shade of green and bright pink can make pale skin look tired. The one exception? Cobalt blue. According to New Jersey makeup artist Amy Hemming, this jewel tone looks good on just about every skin tone. Emerald green and rose gold are also flattering shades. Emerald green enhances hazel and brown eyes, while a shimmery golden pink looks best when paired with blue eyes. When in doubt, meet with a trusted makeup professional and pick a vibrant color that speaks to you.
Dab an angled makeup brush into your chosen palette of eyeshadow. Swipe the brush along your upper lash line to distribute the color. You may want to repeat this process a few times to reach your desired level of color saturation.
Using your brush, blend the color from side to side and up and down to smooth out the edges of the color. The key is to blend, blend and blend some more. Keep the color below the crease for daytime wear. The darkest part of the color should be at your lash line and should gradually fade towards the crease.
Add a swipe of mascara to polish off the look.
When playing up your eyes, remember to keep the rest of your makeup understated. Highlight the cheeks with a sheer pink blush and the lips with a soft pink lipstick.
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