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3 Fun Summer Eyeshadow Colors to Try


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Summer is the perfect season to add a fresh pop of color to your makeup regime. Whether it’s worn during the day or night, bright, colorful eyeshadow can make a statement and help your eyes stand out. But don’t worry: brightly-colored makeup does not have to look clownish. It can definitely look sophisticated and fun but it’s all about choosing the right color and toning down the rest of your makeup to balance it out.

I absolutely love experimenting with different eyeshadow colors. To me, that’s the most fun thing about makeup! So here are three of my top picks for fun summer eyeshadow colors that will add a bit more spunk to your summer look.

1. Turqouise Blue

Teal eyeshadow
Maybelline Eye Studio Duos in Tantalizing Teal – $5.99

Turquoise is one of the hottest colors for Summer 2010. Ironically, it’s a color that most people used to avoid in eyeshadow for fear of looking tacky, and for good reason: blue eyeshadow can be frightening for most people; especially those who, like me, tend to stay in the neutral color zone.

But a pop of bright blue can easily add a sultry effect to a simple silver/black smokey eye. You don’t have to use blue all over the eye to get this effect. If you want to add a pretty pop of color, just apply this eyeshadow on your water line instead of black eyeliner. It will add a fun burst of color that is funky yet still sophisticated and subtle.

2. Purple

Purple haze eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Purple Haze – $17.00

Purple eyeshadow is universally flattering on all skin tones and eye colors, so it’s one shade that I think every girl should try. In addition, purple is such a versatile color: it it can be added to any color combination and still look classy.

I absolutely love Urban Decay for their selection of fun, vibrant eyeshadows, and their Purple Haze shade is the perfect color to make your eyes stand out. Wear it all over your lid or as a liner, then just rock a simple black or white dress, and you will for sure catch everyone’s attention in a good way.

3. Green

MAC eyeshadow in Humid
MAC Eyeshadow in Humid – $14.50

If you’re uncertain about which bold color to add to your summer look, then I highly suggest trying out this gorgeous green shade. Green eyeshadow is such a flattering color that works on most skin tones, and goes well with other earth-toned eyeshadow colors like brown and gold.

If you’re truly to afraid to add a bold color like purple or blue to your makeup, try green. It still adds a different color effect but isn’t as scary or extreme as blue and purple. As a bonus, the MAC shade I chose is shimmery (visit the link above for a more accurate color swatch), so it will sparkle in the summer sun.

Your thoughts?

What color of eyeshadow do you wear during the summer? Do you prefer bold colors or stick to simple neutrals? Which bold shade will you rock this year? I absolutely love eyeshadows so I would love to hear all of your suggestions! Let me know what your favorite shades are!

Posted on on June 2, 2010 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , ,

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13 Responses to “3 Fun Summer Eyeshadow Colors to Try”

  1. 1
    June 2nd, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Love theses colors! I’m wearing some bright green eyeshadow today! (:
    I have this goregous purple color by the loreal’ HIP collection, I’m absolutly in love with it!
    And as far as turquiose goes, i’m so glad its in this season! I have tons of turquoise eyeshadows!

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    June 2nd, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I am in love with bright eye shadows! I love wearing purple and green eye shadow and Urban Decay has some of the absolute best bright colors. I love their Deluxe Shadow Box. It has two purples, one green, and a bright blue. It also has some great neutrals to mix with the brights. It is my go to set, and I get compliments all the time on my bold eye shadow choices! Everyone can do it, all it takes is some practice and creativity! Have fun experimenting…..

  3. 3
    June 2nd, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Love this post! I wish more people would try using new eye shadow colors other than traditional black, and this is a great way to try some new stuff out for summer! I do agree though, purple is a universally flattering eye shadow color, however, it really pops on people who have brown eyes.

  4. 4
    June 2nd, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Definitely going to try the green eyeshadow, especially with gold and brown, my favorite eyeshadow colors at the moment.

  5. 5
    June 2nd, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    I love trying new eyeshadow colors! I usually stick to neutrals, but I think it’s time I broke that habit. I really like the green color you chose, I will definitely be trying this out!

  6. 6
    June 3rd, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Love purple and green! I am sorry but I am one of those people that thinks blue eyeshadow (with the exception of navy, which peeps rarely wear anyways) is super tacky. I know some people can pull it off, but I just think 80’s and trashy.

  7. 7
    June 3rd, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I love love love my bright colours…when I was in Scotland last year I bought a ton of Barry M cosmetics shadows in bright green, neon yellow, pink, etc. LOVE IT! But go with something nude on the lip, to avoid a too-heavy look for day :)
    Great post!

  8. 8
    June 4th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I love sephora’s midnight kiss for purple. its not too brown looking so it looks more bright…. it really makes my hazel eyes pop

  9. 9
    June 7th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    You people are brave. I am way to scared of colour to try that. How would I do it?
    I love the look on the models, but for my own lightblue eyes and blonde hair…. I don’t think it would work very well. I would prob end up looking lika a clown.

  10. 10
    December 2nd, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I like this blog ,because it is very good ,very important for me .

  11. 11
    December 10th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    thanks !! very helpful post! amazing stuff thanx.

  12. 12
    June 27th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    my friend has decided to start wearing makeup and shes going for the bright colors and what not. we’ve looked on google but she cant find what she wants…need help!! PLEASE help thank you

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