Dummy DIY: "Pop of Color" Eyeshadow

For those of us who have no general concept of how to apply even the slightest amount of eyeshadow without looking like a racoon, the thought of adding a pop of color can be...intimidating. We’re here to break it down for you in just a few easy steps.


1. Hannah has already applied the rest of her face makeup including concealer on her lids, serving as a makeshift primer for the eyeshadow. Using a fluffy brush, apply a light neutral shadow all over the lid up to the brow.

We used NYX’s Warm Neutral Palette

2. Using a more densely bristled brush, pack in your bright color across the lid and slightly above the lid line.

We used MAC’s Goldenrod Satin Eye Shadow

3. Take a big fluffy blending brush and blend, blend, BLEND! Upwards and back and forth.

Our current favorite blending brush is Sephora’s Pro Blending Brush #27

4. Taking an angled brush, apply your bright color underneath the lower lash line and soften with a fluffy brush.

5. Lightly reapply your light neutral or a highlighter underneath the arch of your brow to accentuate it.

6. Curl your lashes and apply mascara to top and bottom lashes. Optional: apply a winged liner first to get a more dramatic look.

We used Japonesque’s Go Curler with Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Trying it? Tag us at #beautydummy to show us your pop of color!

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