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How to Apply Bright-Colored Eye Shadow

Step 1

Dab concealer on your eyelids to give your shadow some staying power. This is especially smart if you're planning on partying 'til the sun comes up.

Step 2

Grab your eye shadow. You should have a trio of dark, medium and light tones from the same color family. Brush the lightest shade all over your eyelid and up to your brow as a bright canvas for the other two hues.

Step 3

Punctuate the center of your lid with dots of the medium shade. Think horizontal line. Swipe the shadow dots with the applicator and blend it upward into your eyelid crease. Careful now, don't go too far north!

Step 4

Dip the tip of the applicator into the darkest color shadow and brush it onto your upper and lower lash lines. Smudge the color to get a sexy, sultry effect. Now your eyes are smokin'!

Step 5

Finish off your eyes by extending the darker shade from the corner of your lower lid, at an angle to your eyebrow. Bold move? Yes, but now you've got drama, mama!

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