Summer is the perfect time to play around with brighter and bolder colors– and they don’t have to be intimidating.
Even if you usually stick with a simple neutral eyeshadow look, adding a little pop of color can completely change the entire feel of your look, and can be a lot of fun to boot– and with this simple (yet colorful) Summer look to serve as a little inspiration, you can customize it to your favorite colorful eyeshadows and make it your own!
I chose Misty Mineral Eyeshadow for my main color because it is one of my all time favorite eyeshadows, and the beautiful mauve-y pink always looks incredible as the main color in eyeshadow looks both all on its own and when paired with another color– truly so, so pretty. It’s hard to go wrong with Misty!
Blue Opal Mineral Eyeshadow is another fabulous colorful pick– it comes in somewhere between a gorgeous iridescent purple and an opalescent blue.
Depending on what color you pair it with it tends to look more purple or more blue– in this case it leaned more purple when paired with Misty as you will see in the photos below.
Watching this shade shimmering between purple and blue in the sunlight is almost magical. We love a good duo-chrome– so of course we needed to incorporate Blue Opal into this celebration of color as well!
Keep It Simple
Because of how bold and colorful this look is, I wanted to keep it super simple and mainly focus on building up the intensity of the color on the lid and then blending out really well to soften up the edges a bit.
The focus is on the colors themselves, and the technique to apply them is straightforward and easy to follow along with.
Get The Look
First I chose to apply Misty Mineral Eyeshadow using my fingertip to pick up the eyeshadow pigment and gently press it all over my eyelid, working in small sections.
I chose to use my fingertips because this allowed me to get the most coverage and pigmentation onto my lid, and didn’t buff away any color with a brush while I was applying it.
After I had this first base-layer of Misty down on my eyelid, I went in with another layer of Misty right on top of it– this time using the foiling technique to apply it to my lids wet with the Eyeshading Brush packing it on and sealing in the first layer.
I let this application fully dry before going in with my Mini Fluff Brush and gently working at the edges to blend out the pigment ever so softly.
If you don’t want as intense of a color on your lids, you can simply skip my first two steps and just blend Misty all over your lid with the Mini Fluff Brush for a softer wash of color.
If you do want a more dramatic pop of color, foiling will allow you to get a really intense color and will help to lock it in for all-day wear.
Abby is a photographer and blogger who never says no to a hot cup of tea or a new shade of lipstick. She lives in Monterey, CA with her husband where they enjoy hiking, cooking/eating everything vegan, and basically living the (neat and tidy) hippie dream. You can follow her @abby.roe.photo on instagram