I Tried the Colorful Eye Makeup Trend—Here's How It Turned Out

We might all be stuck inside our houses for the foreseeable future, but that doesn't mean your creativity has to stay locked away, too!

We're using this time to read a new book, binge a few TV shows and of course, brush up on our makeup skills. Even though we might be oscillating between our day and night PJs, our makeup looks are ready for a night on the town.

Ahead, we tried out one of the most fun makeup looks circulating the internet right now—colorful shadow!

This beautifully blended look combines saturated rainbow shades in an effortless gradation of color. To be quite honest, it's trickier than we anticipated.

We first saw this look on makeup artist and beauty influencer Katie Jane Hughes, who's known for creating super editorial makeup looks for the everyday person. She keeps the skin simple for this look, letting the eyes really pop.

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In our arsenal, we didn't have the exact shades Katie used, but we had enough brights to make it work. Kosas liquid shadows served as our base—the 10 Second Eye shadows are easy to use and easy to manipulate, which is important when using such bright colors. We used Nitrogen and Waterfall (light and dark blue) on the top lid, as well as a purple and more pink shade (Fahrenheit and 333) for the drop shadow.

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Then, we tapped on the Persona Cosmetics Identity Two palette to punctuate the color.

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The biggest tip is blending as you go! These colors are strong, so blending them at the end is a lot of work–your best bet is blending together as you add each new shade to create a seamless wash of color. Ready for our take?

Rainbow Eye

Super fun, bright and definitely makes the eyes pop.


In other beauty news, we're still too lazy to do our hair, so HERE's how to snag the perfect air dry!