Bored with the same old eyeshadow looks? Now’s the perfect time to embrace the brand-new rainbow eye makeup trend that is awash with the joys of spring and summer. Here’s how to get this effect in just a few easy steps.
Prep your Lids
You’ll need a solid base to work from because, true to its name, this technique calls for the use of a myriad of colours. Chances are, you’ll end up with a muddled-up mess of mushy shades if you don’t take the time to use a primer to prepare your lids!
Use a Coloured Liner
You’ll have a better chance of achieving perfection with this makeup style if you use coloured eyeliner patterns to mark off where each colour should begin and end. If you don’t have coloured liner in your makeup bag, a white liner should do the trick.
Apply the Eyeshadow
Now for the fun part – applying the colourful eyeshadow! For a different eye, think “bright and daring” when choosing a makeup palette. We recommend limited edition Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette which literally boasts every colour of the rainbow. Use a tapered eyeshadow brush and blend, blend, blend. You want each colour to stand out, of course. But the goal is to get the different shades to melt seamlessly into one another. The secret here is to carefully blend only where the colours meet.
The End of the Rainbow
For a dramatic finish, line your lids with a classic black pencil eyeliner. We love the long-wearing, ultra-creamy Maybelline Eyestudio Master Smoky Shadow Eyeliner in Smoky Black.