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Shay Mitchell, Elle Fanning and More Stars Prove Bold Eye Shadow Is Red Hot This Summer

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Bust out your moody eye shadow palettes — this season’s beauty is all about the statement eye! Summer is the time to stash away heavy shadows in favor of colorful eyeliners and mascaras (like these!) for a fun, unexpected pop of color, but your favorite stars, including Shay Mitchell, Elle Fanning and Joan Smalls, are also making the case for the rich, sultry red-tinted smoky eye. Check out their bold looks, below!

Bold pink-purple shadow trendSource: Shay Mitchell; Kevin Winter/Getty; Jim Spe

Monochromatic makeup never goes out of style. Case in point: The Pretty Little Liars star’s gorgeous mauve-hued smoky eye, which was created by celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta to accent the actress’ hot pink summer dress.

The colorful shadow look was clearly the star of the show, as Ta left the rest of Mitchell’s makeup look fairly neutral, painting her pucker a soft shade of pale pink and lightly dusting her cheeks with a subtle rosy blush shade.

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If you want to embrace the sparkle for your next GNO, follow in Fanning’s footsteps, who covered her lids in pink glitter for
the The Neon Demon premiere in L.A. on Tuesday evening. The glitzy eye shadow look, which was perfected by makeup artist, Erin Ayanian Monroe, complemented the star’s dazzling sequin embellished Dolce & Gabbana dress.

The key to nailing the bold look like Fanning? Keep the rest of your makeup simple (add a baby pink pout!) to let the sparkle take center stage.

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And lastly, for Sunday night’s Tony Awards, Smalls stunned on the red carpet with her winged-out maroon shadow look to pair with her plunging embellished Altuzarra gown.

Ta was also the mastermind behind the supermodel’s monochromatic moment (he clearly has a thing with matching makeup), and kept the rest of the star’s makeup pared down by playing up her cheekbones with a subtle highlighter and swiping on a nude-hued lipstick for a soft-looking pout.

What do you think of the bold shadow trend? Share below!

–Sarah Kinonen