How to Master the Eyeshadow Trend of the Summer

If you’re anything like me, you’re still dreaming about Selena Gomez’s beauty look from this year’s Met Gala. The bold, red eyeshadow and nude lip was a perfect contrast to her delicate white gown. Though unique to the Met Gala red carpet, the red eyeshadow look has been gaining popularity since the release of the Modern Renaissance palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills. The palette contains 12 shadows, ranging from light golds and neutrals to deep reds. I wear this palette more than any other palette in my collection and I love how easily the colors blend.

Although Selena’s dramatic red eyeshadow may not be appropriate for everyday wear, the trend is easy to master. Using the Modern Renaissance palette, there are plenty of color options that allow for a more subdued version of the same dramatic look. To master this summer’s trendiest eyeshadow look, I have broken it down into four easy steps. Like any eyeshadow look, I definitely recommend priming your eyelids. I use Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in “Minor Sin.” This is essential to keeping your eyeshadow on all day.

1. Begin by applying the color Burnt Orange to the upper part of your lid, near the brow bone. The Burnt Orange is the base of the look, providing a neutral, but vivid starting point.

2. The next step is to sweep Realgar into the crease, and on the outer and inner corners. Once you have blended Realgar into the Burnt Orange, repeat this step with Red Ochre. Sweeping the blend of Realgar and Red Ochre from the outer corner will build the color into a rich blend of fiery red, making your eyes pop.

3. Next, make your lids sparkle. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, pack Primavera onto the center portion of your eyelid. Repeat this same step with Vermeer, making sure to keep the glitter shadows in the center of the lid.

4. Once your eyeshadow is fully blended, use eyeliner and mascara to your own preferences. I used a black liquid eyeliner to define my eyes, followed by mascara. Wear this beauty look with any of your favorite neutral pieces. As demonstrated by Selena, it looks best when worn with white, or other light colors that allow the makeup to stand out.

The final product of this eyeshadow how-to.

If you want to try your hand at this eyeshadow trend but don’t own the Modern Renaissance palette, stick to red, orange, and brown eyeshadows similar to what I’ve used here.

Be sure to share your take on this trend by posting a photo on social media! Don’t forget to tag @CFashionista!