7 Ways To Slay Bold Makeup This Summer


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Winter and fall can have their neutrals – we’re all about a pop of color for the warmer months ahead. After all, if you can’t wear a bright eyeshadow in summer, when can you? When it comes to fearless makeup, check out these A-listers who always manage to pull off bright hues like blue, purple, pink, and burnt orange on their eyes. And who doesn’t love to match their eyeshadow with their cocktail? Major weekend inspo!

Priyanka Chopra

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There are NO words for this slayage by MUA Pati Dubroff. Dubroff loves herself some colorful eye lewks – as you can see by her recent work on celebs like Chopra and Margot Robbie – but this purple and blue combo might be our fav yet.

Get the look: Start by using deeper matte shades at the outer corner and crease, and then concentrate bold shimmer shades on the inner corner and lid. For this look try the “Magnetic” and “Vega” purple and blue shades from the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette, $49. Shop it here.

Emily Ratajkowski

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Emily Ratajkowski’s burnt orange-meets-red tones are making us long for dessert vacays! Makeup artist Hung Vanngo is known for his incredible eye work and the ability to make any starlet appear more doe-eyed thanks to his signature shadow technique. Check out our tips for making your eyes look bigger here.

Get the look: Blend the darkest red and orange shades from the Huda Beauty Obsessions Coral Eyeshadow Palette, $27, across your upper lid into a soft wing, and smoke the same shades along the lower lash line. Shop it here.

Shay Mitchell

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We’re obsessed with this pink eye makeup look! Celebrity makeup genius Patrick Ta displayed his magic once again on client Shay Mitchell and now we’re going to be swiping bright bubblegum shades across our peepers ALL season.

Get the look: The key to this look is going slowly and building up color. Try the “Mars On Fire” shade from the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette, $59. You can also combine the Flamingo and Demure shades from the Huda Beauty Rose Gold REMASTERED Palette as a base, and then dab Pink Diamond on your lid for a touch of shimmer. Shop the Fenty Beauty palette here and the Rose Gold REMASTERED Palette here.

Kim Kardashian

We’re pretty sure Kim K and her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic’s entire makeup collab was inspired by this one shadow, and it’s pretty much gone viral. Such a pretty blue shade, and so perfect for romantic dinners and nights out with the girls!

Get the look: Use the “Libra” shade in the KKW X MARIO 10 Pan Eyeshadow Palette, $88, all around the eyes and above the crease for a striking look. Shop it here.

Olivia Culpo

Sir John’s lavender smoke show on Olivia Culpo is damn dreamy, but the key to pulling off her ethereal look is to blend the color under the lower lash line smudging and extending into the inner corner and past the outer one.

Get the look: Try using L’Oreal’s INFALLIBLE 24 HR Eye Shadow in “Burst Into Bloom” ($8) across your lids on your lower lash line. Shop it here.


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If you’re bold enough to brave this fuchsia, then get on board with Anxhelina’s vibrant eyes. Makeup artist Ariel Tejada’s trick to making this color pop (and stay) is to use a killer primer underneath as a base – we find that the Tarte Shape Tape also makes a great eyeshadow base.

Get the look: Try the NYX Primal Colors Shadow in “Hot Pink”, $5. Shop it here.

Which look are you guys gonna be trying this weekend?