Bold Eye Shadow for Any Occasion


I'm the first to admit that my daily makeup routine tends to veer toward the "no-makeup" makeup look, which consists of minimal foundation and blush and certainly no eyeliner or lipstick. Blame it on laziness or poor time management from hitting that snooze button, but my daily routine is certainly not head-turning.

When the seasons start to change, however, I always feel inspired to shift my makeup routine, opting for richer hues and bit more dramatic look. With the holidays around the corner, I'm using any and all gatherings as an excuse to test out some new looks, specifically, bold pigmented eye shadows. WhetherВ I'm covering my lids in frosty hues orВ dawning a dark-purple smoky-eye, check out the palettes and colors I plan to experiment with this season.

Pinks and Pastels

It may seem counterintuitive to test out colors so indicative of spring, but pinks, especially when paired with a glossy shine finish, feel very on-trend and fresh for winter. I plan to alternate between frosty shades of green and subtle rosy pinks for a look that's surprisinglyВ strikingВ but not overwhelming.В

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette $49ShopPat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Temptation $55ShopBad Habit Aphrodite Eyeshadow Palette $14ShopPat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Subversive Metalmorphosis $55ShopNatasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette $48ShopBH Cosmetics Desert Oasis Highlighter + Eyeshadow Palette $22ShopBareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette Rose Palette $29ShopOhii Magic Hour Shadow Palette $24Shop

Bright Colors

Primary colors like blues and red canВ easily feel aВ В bit costumey, butВ when I saw theseВ bold shades on the runway this season I knew I had to give them a try. I'm lining my eyes with cobalt blue and pairing them with a nude lip and volumizing mascara.В В

PAT McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Subliminal Dark Star $55ShopUrban Decay Elements Eyeshadow Palette $52ShopFenty Beauty by Rihanna Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette $59ShopBad Habit After Charge Eyeshadow Palette $12ShopFenty Beauty by Rihanna Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette $54ShopCiatГ© London The Fun Eyeshadow Palette $35ShopHuda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Precious Stones Collection Sapphire $27ShopUrban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette $49Shop

Smoky Shadows

Arguably the boldest of all eye shadow looks, a smoky eye is the perfect recipe to make your eye color pop. If you're not ready toВ don all-black lids, try some of these equally sultry options, like plum or bronze, below.

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette Graphite (Smokey) $58ShopTom Ford Cream Color For Eyes $46ShopKat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette $48ShopNatasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat in Holiday Full Metal Bronze $28ShopCharlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette The Dolce Vita $53ShopGivenchy Nudes Nacres Shimmering Nudes Eye Palette $66ShopGiorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Macro-Color Eyeshadow $32ShopSmashbox Matte Exposure Palette $49Shop

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