The Dos And Don'ts Of Wearing Bold Eye Makeup

As a makeup enthusiast, I’ll never get bored of eye shadow. It’s the one product that can take your look from basic to statement-making in just a few swipes. Of course, this also means that wearing bold eye shadow requires some finesse: you have to know how much is too much and what looks good (and what doesn’t). Fortunately for you—and me!—we've got all the dos and don'ts right here so that you'll never overdo it again!

Don't Overdo It

If you want to wear bold eye makeup, it's important to remember that it's not a mask, it's just another way of enhancing your natural beauty. You don't want to look like a clown or as though you're hiding behind a lot of makeup.

  • Don't overdo it on the eyeshadow; keep things light by using only one shade at a time and blending well so there aren't any harsh lines between colors.
  • Don't use too much eyeliner; this can make your eyes look heavy and tired instead of bright and awake!

Use The Right Tools

  • Use a good quality brush. Brushes help you apply your makeup evenly and precisely, so it's important to have one that does the job right.
  • Use a good quality eyeliner pencil. Eyeliner pencils can be used as an alternative to liquid or gel eyeliner, they're easier to control than liquid liners, but they still give you that sharp line you want in your winged eye look!
  • Use a good quality mascara (and don't forget about primer!). Mascara helps give volume and length to lashes, making eyes look bigger and brighter overall! Don't forget about primer before applying mascara though--it makes all the difference when it comes down to keeping those lashes curled all day long!

Pick A Base That Fits Your Eye Shape

The first thing you need to know about choosing the right base for your eyes is which shape your eyes are. (If you don't already know, there are plenty of ways to figure it out.) Once you know what kind of shape your peepers have, it's time to pick a color scheme that complements them. For example, if you have almond-shaped eyes with dark lashes and brows that naturally blend into the crease of your eyelid, consider using one shade in an earthy brown family like taupe or khaki instead of black--it'll make all three features look more defined without overpowering them by taking away from their natural beauty.

Don't worry too much about getting this part wrong; even if something doesn't quite work out on its own terms (like when I tried pairing my olive skin tone with bright blues), blending multiple colors together can help create an interesting effect without being too overpowering as long as each color plays nicely with another!

Go For An Eyeshadow Palette With Multiple Colors, But Still Opt For Nude Shades

So you want to experiment with bold eye makeup, but aren't sure where to start? Here are some tips for choosing the right colors:

  • Go for an eyeshadow palette with multiple colors, but still opt for nude shades. Nude shades are a great place to start because they can be used in both day and night looks and they're flattering on most skin tones. Plus, they won't make you look like you're wearing too much makeup--just enough!

  • If you have dark hair and/or brown eyes (like me), then go ahead and try some purples or blues if that's what catches your eye. But if not, then stick with nudes!

Color Block Your Lids Instead Of Fading Into Nothingness At The Crease Of Your Eyelid

The best way to make sure your eyes stand out is by using two colors on your lids.

If you're feeling bold, choose a bright color and a neutral shade that will make it easier for people to see the difference between the two colors. Then, apply each of them with an eyeshadow brush (you can use something like this). Use an eyeliner pencil or gel eyeliner in black or brown to create a winged look at the outer corners of each lid, this will help draw attention towards those areas even more! Finally, use a small blending brush (like this) in order to blend both colors together so they don't look separate, but instead flow seamlessly into one another.


Mix Matte And Shimmer Shades To Make A Statement Rather Than Just Two Colors On Each Lid

  • Use a shimmery shadow on the top lid, and a matte on the bottom.
  • Use a shimmery shadow all over.
  • Use a matte shadow all over.


Don't try to do everything at once! Pick one thing that you want to do and focus on it, whether it be the shadow color or liner look (or both!).

It's easy to get overwhelmed when you're trying a new makeup look. But don't try to do everything at once! Pick one thing that you want to do and focus on it, whether it be the shadow color or liner look (or both!). If all else fails, remember: less is more.

If you're going for an intense eye look, stick with black liner and bold shadows in dark colors like purple or green. You can also use golds and oranges for more of a dramatic effect; just be sure not to overdo it!

This Is Beauty Advice For Beginners

If you're new to makeup, the best way to get started is by experimenting with different looks and seeing what works for your skin type. It's also important to know which colors look good on your skin tone.

The best way to start learning how to do bold eye makeup is with an easy tutorial video or step-by-step guide that shows an example of how it can be done. If you really want a challenge, try doing both eyes at once!


We hope this article has given you some inspiration on how to wear bold eye makeup. Remember that it's okay if your first attempt doesn't go so well; just keep practicing! And if all else fails, just remember that there are plenty of great tutorials online from pro artists who can help guide you in the right direction.

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