I Tried Bella Thorne's Half-and-Half Eyeshadow Trend and Here's What Happened

Bella Thorne isn't a newbie when it comes to major beauty changes.

Recently we've seen her with rainbow-hued hair, jet-black hair and even green locks!

Rainbow girl 💜💚💙💛 #rainbow #hair #throwback #butitsnot #lol

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That's my boo thang💙 happy birthday @raesremmurd !!! Last night was lit!!! #lastnight #mygirl

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Can you spot a pink haired bunny hiding?:) #mybunny #familyfirst

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But, let's be honest, the colorful hair trend has been around for awhile now and really isn't anything new. But, something that is new? The half-and-half eyeshadow trend that Bella debuted on social media.

Bella Thorne's half and half shadow snapchat

(via Snapchat/bellathornedab)

Her look is giving major Harley Quinn vibes from Suicide Squad, and I instantly knew I had to try it out. Could this be the new big trend of 2017? Sounds promising—here's what happened when I put it to the test.

Joker and Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad #suicidesquad #joker #harleyquinn #awsome #dreamteam

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Bella's look has one teal glittery eye and one bronze glittery eye. I knew I didn't want to go out and buy all new makeup to try out this trend, so I went through what I already have. Ironically enough, I had two NYX retractable eye pencils, one in gypsy blue and one in gold, and decided to rim each eye with one of these pencils. When doing a highly pigmented color, I actually prefer to start with a pencil so that I have a solid, bold base of color to start.

Bella Thorne look with eye pencils from NYX

Honestly, if I wanted to, I could have stopped here. All I needed to do was grab a flat brush and blend out the eyeliner to create two bold smokey eyes. But, I also found this Urban Decay Vice LTD Reloaded shadow palette in my makeup arsenal (side note: I'm kind of a makeup hoarder) and saw two pretty shades that would totally complement the look. I used the teal shade, misdemeanor, and the gold shade, smog, to add softness and glitter.

Urban Decay Vice LTD Reloaded palette

Then, I cleaned up the excess powder from around my eyes with a little concealer, and finished the look with mascara.

Final look inspired by Bella

I'd rate this look low on the difficulty factor—it's quite easy to recreate and doesn't take a lot of time, or precision for that matter. However, in terms of wearability, I'm not sure I'd wear this look again with these colors. That being said, I think doing the two-tone eyeshadow look is kind of fun, and I'd definitely try doing this with two shades in the same family, like a bronze and a copper, or a blue and green—make sense?

Also, I'd save this look for a night out at the movies, a dance or even a costume party (think of all the possibilities!). I forgot I had this look on and ran some errands and I got some strange looks. It's not like I even care, but it does feel a little much for say, 2:30 p.m. on a weekday. 😜

 

Want to try another whacky beauty trend? HERE is how to do zig zag hair!