Experimenting with Color: Bold Eyeshadow – Two Ways

DelilaSophia Experimenting with Color Bold Eyeshadow

I’m going to show you how to experiment with color featuring a bright blue shadow. One of my all time favorite ways to wear bold eyeshadow colors is as eyeliner and a close second favorite is blended out into my crease. You can do one or the other, or both, it’s your choice!

The color I’ve chosen is a beautiful bright teal blue from Meow Cosmetics from their X Collection called Nessie. I happen to kind of love Nessie and she’s probably my favorite legendary creature, so naturally I had to pick this shadow up when it was available! But let’s face it, bright blue isn’t a color most of us wear every day, so I like finding creative ways to wear it.

Meow Cosmetics X Collection Nessie

Note: I emptied my sample baggie into a little plastic pot

So how can you make a shade like this work for you? It’s actually really easy and I’ve come up with two ways to wear it.

Subtle Shading

The first way you can wear a bright color like this is by subtly shading it into your crease. I started with a base of BFTE‘s Bubbly. Then I pressed Meow Cosmetic’s Nessie into my crease and blended it out. Because I wanted to keep this look really subtle, I blended it out quite sheer, but you could build or blend a little less for more color.

DelilaSophia Bold Eyeshadow Subtle Shading #1


DelilaSophia Bold Eyeshadow Subtle Shading #3

As I’m sure you can see the color is quite subtle, though I feel it was probably a bit more noticeable in person. This would be a great every day look and you could use any of a variety of colors. I love doing this with purple as well.

Bright Liner

For the bolder version of this look I just built on the first look by adding bright liner. I put a little of the shadow into the lid and used a wet liner brush to apply along my upper lashes.

DelilaSophia Bold Eyeshadow Bright Liner #1

DelilaSophia Bold Eyeshadow Bright Liner #2

DelilaSophia Bold Eyeshadow Bright Liner #3What I love the most about this look is that it really brightens and opens my eyes up. A little mascara (or not), and a bit of color on my lips and cheeks and I’m ready to go. What made this look even easier to do was that I used one product for my lips and cheeks, Erzulie‘s lip & cheek color in Spoiled.

Have you ever tried bright liner or subtly shading a bold shade in your crease? Do you think you’ll try it now?

Other Products

Meow Cosmetics Foundation in Sleek Sphynx
Erzulie Cosmetics Mineral Erase Cream Concealer
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Erzulie Cosmetics Lip/Cheek Color in Spoiled (on lips and cheeks)