Who doesn’t love a rainbow? And let’s be real, who doesn’t love ? That’s right girls; it’s time to pack away your nudes and neutrals, and unleash a rainbow on your eyelids! Rainbow is gorgeous and easy to achieve. All it takes is the same technique you use to create any smoky eye, plus a stunning eyeshadow palette and a dash of attitude.
How to get the rainbow eye shadow look
Instead of choosing eyeshadows in shades of the same colour (like all browns, all blues, all golds) opt for bright contrasting shades. Bear in mind; there is still some blending involved, so choose hues that lie close to each other on the rainbow, for example blue, green and yellow, or pink, purple and blue. You want to use colours that are distinctly bright and provide contrast, while still transitioning well from one shade to the next.
Bright rainbow eye makeup
Are you ready to dive right into the rainbow look? The Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette is our fave collection of highly pigmented brights. The palette includes 21 incredible shades, many of which are lustrous jewel tones perfect for rainbow eyes. This product also includes a few naturals, making it the perfect, versatile makeup kit for all the makeup looks you want to create.
You’ll also love the Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette in Ballets Russes (pink, purple and turquoise) or Lumieres Majorelle (green, yellow and turquoise). These eye-popping brights are crease-proof, long wearing and provide intense, matte colour combined with pearl finish nude shades.
If your aim is to twinkle like a unicorn, then glitter is the way to go. The NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Goals Cream Quad Palette is the ultimate in bright, pigmented colour with a sparkly finish.
Soft rainbow eye makeup
Soft, shimmery rainbow eyes are just as beautiful as brights. The Maybelline Eyestudio Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette Makeup includes pigmented tropical shades such as hot pink, yellow and peach, along with a variety of pearlescent nudes. The whole effect is warm and glamorous.
Add the perfect finishing touch to your rainbow eye makeup with coloured eyeliner. Use the waterproof L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crayon in Violet Va-va-voom, or I've got the Blue. We also recommend the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner which is available in nine glorious rainbow shades.
You don’t need to be a kid to experience the joy and colour of the rainbow. Stop playing it safe, break out the brights and experiment with this !