If you want to update your makeup look, you need to get on the color-blocking hype – it’s bold, it’s fierce, and it’s edgy AF. If you’re slightly confused by the rules of this makeup trend, then don’t be, because there aren’t really any rules. Color-blocking is simple: wash the lid with one shade of shadow – the bolder the better – or play around with liner, and shape.
Choosing color: Don’t feel confined by trends, go with what you have or whatever you’re feeling that day. If you want to be ahead of the game, for summer, pastels and candy-colored shades are big.
Choosing shape: To keep it quick and easy, apply one block of color to your lid. You can also experiment with a thick wing, or if you’re feeling more daring, go for a rectangular block of color.
Top tip: If you decide to stick with one color, don’t forget to outline and smudge the lower lash line – it brings the entire look together. To keep the lines super sleek, use tape to help you block out the shape. We use the Line and Define Tape, $2, by e.l.f.
Creating your look: Let your eyeshadow take center stage with this look and keep your skin more natural (resist the urge to go full contour!). We love a bold, natural brow and soft dewy skin with a nude lip.
Check out our color-blocking mood board for some major inspo…
This look is so dope and it highlights one of the essential rules of color-blocking – let the colorful hue take center stage by keeping the other colors muted.
Mixing it up: If we’re feeling extra, we like to play around with multiple colors like Meghan Markle in that fire purple and red ensemble.
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