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How to Wear Vibrant Eyeshadows

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How to Wear Vibrant Eyeshadows

How to get gorgeous jewel-colored eyes

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Yes, those jewel-toned eyeshadows are in, but how to wear them? Here are some basic tips to consider:

Blending is key The richest colors should stay closest to the lashline, fading as it reaches your eye's crease, according to Barneys New York makeup artist Carlos Geraci in the April 2006 'O' magazine.

Pick colors that flatter your eyes & skin color Blue shadows make blue eyes pop, while lilac & purples are gorgeous on brown eyes & black-skinned & olive-skinned women. If you have pink skin (as opposed to a yellow base), avoid pinky-purples.

Use 2 shadows, a light & a dark Pick a soft color for the entire eye area up to the browbone & then use the darker color only up to your eye's crease.

Keep the rest of your makeup light Nude lips with gloss suits these strong eyes perfectly. Avoid colors on lips, they'll not only compete with your strong eyes, but the colors could clash.

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