Weekend Makeup Idea: A Pop of Yellow Eyeshadow

While yellow eyeshadow is tricky to pull off for many when worn as a solid wash of color, it’s actually very cute and more workable when just a pop of it is used in your eye makeup. Scared of yellow? Try a yellow-gold instead.

Yellows to try:
MAC Eyeshadow in Chrome Yellow
MAC Pro Eyeshadow in Bright Sunshine*
MAC Pro Eyeshadow in Goldenrod*
MAC Pro Chromagraphic Pencil in Primary Yellow*
NYX Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Yellow
NYX Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Yellow Funk
NYX Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Mellow Yellow

How to Rock it:
You can add a pop of yellow to virtually any eye makeup look be it already bright or neutral (see The Color Wheel: How to Combine Colors in Your Wardrobe and Makeup for color combining ideas). Using a liner brush like MAC #263 (provides thinner, more precision lines) or #219 (provides thicker, more “smoky” lines) you can add color either to your lower lash line, under your lower lash line (right under your lashes), or use it as liner at the top water line.

Note: MAC brushes and makeup are mentioned because it’s easy to use Google images to find real-life pictures of them so you can scope out the shape and help you to find similar shapes wherever you shop for your makeup. You don’t have to buy MAC nor is it the end all be all but is very popular so you’re most likely to find swatches of their products online.

At Z Spoke by Zac Posen Spring 2011

At Peter Som Spring 2011

At Peter Som Spring 2011

Do you wear yellow shadow? Would you try it if you currently don’t?

*only available at MAC Pro stores or by calling 1-800-866-6464. Visit maccosmetics.com for more info.

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