You probably own a shadow palette with a bright color or two that you took one look at and decided you’d never wear, but I think it might actually be your favorite color of the bunch. I bought some Colour Pop eye shadows recently including a shade called Coconut ($5) which should actually be called Peacock because it’s the exact vibrant blue as a peacock’s feathers. I of course bought it on purpose, but just in case you have a pop color sitting around unused, I want to let you know the easiest way to wear it without looking like a little girl at a dance recital.
There are a few ways you can rock a bright color on your eyes, on the lid as an accent color would be the most vibrant way. I wouldn’t’ suggest it as a crease color (unless you’re into making a really bold statement), but you can use it on the outer 1/3 of your eye lid careful not to get it too high into the crease so it only shows up slightly. Another way is to use it as a liner. You can do the upper lashes but that’s where I like to anchor the eye using black. How I used it here (any my fave way) is along the lower lash line, it’s noticeable but modern and easy to wear no matter your age or eye shape. Most of the time, like in this case, I have to talk my client into it promising that I’ll wipe it off should she not like it. But I’ve never had to do that. It’s always their favorite part of the look and then they ask what I used so they can buy it too. I love using bright blues, purples, greens, and rusty oranges which all work great. I think it’s also worth noting that the finish of the shadow plays as big of a role in looking modern as the placement, a satin works best whereas something too shimmery or frosty will look 80’s. Try it! You’ll be surprised how much attention it brings to your eyes and how much you love it.
Colour Pop BTW is a line all over IG that I wanted to try. Their shadows are $5 so why not, right? I liked the consistency, really velvety and soft. The packaging isn’t great, plastic pots with a twist on lid that would be a pain in the ass to open and close but I de-potted them all for a Zpalette in my kit. I wish they came in refills to make this easier and less of a packaging waste. For everyday use, they’re worth a look and better than most $5 options out there especially if you’re into fun colors.