4 Easy Celebrity-Inspired Ways to Wear Bright Eye Makeup This Summer
Selena Gomez, Shay Mitchell and Demi Lovato are all being adventurous with their eye shadow — and we’re jumping on board. Here’s how we’re trading in our black smoky eyes for brighter, bolder shades, just in time for summer
The hottest eye makeup trend in Hollywood at the moment is colorful eyes. And we're not just talking a sheer shade of pink eye shadow or a swipe of navy eyeliner. Rather, it's bright blues, hot pinks, rich purples and bold oranges that have shown up both on the red carpet and in our go-to beauty stores, making it a must-try trend this summer.
So in order to find out how to get a few of our favorite celebrity-inspired looks, we turned to Make Up For Ever's director of artistry and education Lijha Stewart. Flip through to see the full how-to and shop the products you need.
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THE INSPIRATION: SHAY MITCHELL'S BLUE LINER
Shay Mitchell's look is the perfect option for any pool party, but still glam enough to rock into the night.
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Start by applying a bright teal eye shadow along your bottom lash line.
Buy It! Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow in M-24, $25; sephora.com
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Layer a swipe of darker blue eyeliner over the bright blue shadow along your lower lash line, then use a brush to smudge it in, creating a smoky effect.
Buy It! L'Oréal Paris Infallible 16HR Never-Fail Eyeliner in Navy, $7.99; target.com
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THE FINAL LOOK
Add a touch of bronzer on your cheeks and forehead, which will make the color pop.
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THE INSPIRATION: SELENA GOMEZ'S WINGED-OUT ORANGE
Selena Gomez's look is a gorgeous way to try a bright hue without jumping too far out of your comfort zone.
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Apply a sheer layer of gold eye shadow all over your lid.
Buy It! NYX Professional Makeup Prismatic Shadow in Liquid Gold, $6; nyxcosmetics.com
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To create a slight cat eye effect, apply a burnt orange shade at the outer corners of your eyes, blending it towards the center.
Buy It! Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow in Tangerine, $21; sephora.com
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Line your bottom water lines with black eyeliner to add extra dimension.
Buy It! Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner in Matte Black, $21; sephora.com
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THE FINAL LOOK
Pair your orange lids with black mascara, glowy skin and a pale pink blush.
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THE INSPIRATION: LUPITA NYONG'O'S SUNSET SHADOW
Lupita Nyong'o's look might be too bold to wear anywhere other than the Met Gala, but a toned-down version of this look is perfect for warm weather.
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Swipe an even layer of hot pink eye shadow from your crease to your lash line.
Buy It! Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow in M-82, $25; sephora.com
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Using a small eye shadow brush, apply a bright yellow shadow at the inner corners of your eyes, blending it with the pink.
Buy It! NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eye Shadow in STFU, $4.49; ulta.com
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THE FINAL LOOK
Finish with a few coats of mascara and fuchsia blush.
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THE INSPIRATION: DEMI LOVATO'S PURPLE SMOKY EYE
Demi Lovato's bright eye makeup is an easy way to transform your go-to night-out look into a major statement.
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Apply a sheer wash of pale pink shimmery shadow from your lash line to your brow bone.
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Use a firm eye shadow brush to smudge a violet shadow along your crease, outer corners and along your lower lash line.