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